TORONTO (AP) -- Golden State turned to its 3-point shooting to
beat the Toronto Raptors.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points and the Warriors made a
season-high 17 3-pointers in a 108-98 victory over Toronto on
Golden State took a season-high 37 long distance attempts and
made 15 in an overtime loss to Houston on Wednesday.
"If we make them we're all good, but we can't live by the 3,"
Baron Davis had 20 points and 11 assists, Derek Fisher scored 21
points and Troy Murphy added 20 for the Warriors, who went
17-for-29 from beyond the arc and finished one off their franchise
record of 18, accomplished twice last season.
Golden State tied the record for most 3-pointers by a Toronto
"We were penetrating and kicking the ball out. We got our
3-pointers because of good ball rotation. We have a lot of guys who
can shot," Richardson said.
The Warriors have attempted more than 200 3-pointers, more than
their opponents after 23 games.
Chris Bosh scored 27 points for the Raptors, who dropped to 4-19
overall and 1-11 at home.
"We showed no composure at all," Bosh said.
Toronto committed 16 turnovers, which led to 21 points.
Rose threw his mouth guard into the crowd after missing a shot
in the first quarter. A fan didn't know whether to catch it or not.
"They got a souvenir," Rose said.
Golden State's Zarko Cabarkapa entered the game just 1-for-2
from beyond the arc this season, but he went 3-for-4 against
Toronto. He capped a 14-2 run at the end of the third quarter with
a 3-pointer, giving Golden State a 78-66 lead.
Toronto repeatedly cut the lead to 10 or 11 in the fourth
quarter, but Golden State kept making 3-pointers.
"If you make those shots you look like a million bucks,"
Golden State coach Mike Montgomery said. "If you don't, they're
fastbreak starters for the other team."
The Raptors got off to a rare good start in the first quarter.
Charlie Villanueva capped a 12-2 run with a 3-pointer, giving
Toronto a 21-11 lead.
Villanueva had 18 points -- two days after coach Sam Mitchell
criticized his practice habits.
"They hit 17 3-pointers," Villanueva said. "It's hard to win
a game when you allow that."
Game Notes Golden State routed Toronto at home three weeks ago. ...
The Warriors face only two winning teams on their five-game Eastern
trip. ... Toronto's Mike James went 5-for-5 from beyond the 3-point
arc, tying a team record for 3-pointers made and none missed. James
had 19 points.