Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 11/18

Game 1: Friday, November 18th
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Game 2: Saturday, January 28th
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Game 3: Saturday, April 15th
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Game 4: Monday, April 17th
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Trail Blazers 83

(15-27, 4-15 away)

Warriors 98

(20-23, 12-12 home)

    Coverage: TBS

    7:30 PM ET, January 28, 2006

    ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    POR 12 32 23 1683
    GS 26 29 23 2098

    Top Performers

    Por: S. Telfair 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    GS: B. Davis 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 16 Ast, 2 Stl

    Davis' monster game helps Warriors snap four-game skid

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Reserve forward Andris Biedrins surveyed the court and saw several players he typically teams with in practice playing with Golden State's first team -- and Baron Davis leading the way as usual.

    Davis kept things flowing, despite some new faces in his supporting cast.

    He had 29 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds, and the Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak with a 98-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

    Rookie Monta Ellis scored a career-high 14 points and Mickael Pietrus also added 14 in his second start of the season and second in two nights for the beat-up Warriors. Golden State was without injured starters Jason Richardson and Mike Dunleavy but still managed to beat the Blazers for the fourth straight time.

    Davis felt it was his job to make sure things still clicked with a different lineup on the floor.

    "It's all a part of stepping up," he said. "It was great tonight that everybody pulled their weight. I always have the utmost confidence in my teammates."

    Troy Murphy grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds -- one off his career high -- for Golden State, which bounced back a night after a 106-105 overtime loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.

    Biedrins also contributed his share: five points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 22 minutes.

    Richardson, Golden State's leading scorer, missed his second straight game with a sore back and Dunleavy is recovering from a sprained left ankle that forced him out of Friday's game early in the second quarter.

    Juan Dixon scored 21 points as Portland's lone starter in double digits, while Sebastian Telfair added 12 points, six assists and four rebounds.

    Dixon's 3 at the 6:43 mark of the third quarter capped a 9-0 run and pulled Portland within 61-55, but Golden State answered with a 10-2 spurt and was in control the rest of the game.

    "Everybody hits a wall," Davis said of the Warriors' recent skid. "We hit our wall and now it's time for us to start bouncing back and to play better basketball. It was a great win for us, a much-needed win for us."

    Portland lost its fourth straight and 10th in 12 on the road. The Blazers are in a stretch with nine of 11 away from the Rose Garden, including seven straight starting Feb. 4 at Denver.

    "We didn't show up, and there's no reason for that," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "I know we played last night, but to come out and just not be ready to play, that shouldn't happen."

    The Blazers had won five of seven after a season high-tying, six-game losing streak.

    Ellis made seven of his 10 shots, grabbed five rebounds, had two steals and a blocked shot.

    "I was waiting for this time to come and it finally came, so I just made the most of it," Ellis said.

    Up next for McMillan is his highly anticipated return to Seattle for "Mr. Sonic," though he knows it might not generate quite the same hype considering the Seattle Seahawks are headed to their first Super Bowl to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend in Detroit.

    That's fine with McMillan, who left the Emerald City last summer after 19 years in the Sonics organization for a new challenge three hours south on Interstate 5.

    "That city should be more excited about the Super Bowl than Nate McMillan coming back," McMillan said before the game.

    The Blazers began 0-for-10 while Golden State made six of its first 10 shots to take a 13-1 lead. Jarrett Jack made Portland's first field goal with 5:30 remaining in the opening period. The Blazers were held to their second-lowest point total for a quarter this season (12) -- and it was the fewest points allowed by Golden State in a first quarter this season.

    "We came out flat," Dixon said. "We have been at home for a while, but it's no excuse for us to come out like we did."

    But Portland shot 12-for-18 in its 32-point second quarter to pull within 55-44 at halftime.

    Game notes

    Davis presented a check for $17,000 to the American Red Cross before the game for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Davis, who played three seasons for New Orleans and six in the Hornets' organization before coming to Golden State at last year's trading deadline, pledged $500 for every point he scored against the Hornets on Nov. 28. He scored 17 points for a donation of $8,500, which was matched by the Warriors. ... Portland shot 4-for-20 in the first quarter. ... Blazers C Joel Przybilla has a blocked shot in each of his last seven games. ... Davis fell two rebounds shy of his sixth career triple-double. ... Murphy is the first Warriors player to grab 14 or more rebounds in four straight games since Danny Fortson did it in five straight in the first month of the 2001 season.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 83 98
    FGM-FGA 31-76 (.408) 38-81 (.469)
    3PM-3PA 4-14 (.286) 4-15 (.267)
    FTM-FTA 17-27 (.630) 18-28 (.643)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-34 18-52
    Assists 18 23
    Turnovers 14 15
    Steals 10 6
    Blocks 6 4
    Fast Break Points 10 11
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (1/0) 20 (2/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    Top Performers

    Golden State
    Sebastian Telfair Telfair
    Points: 12
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 6
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 0
    Baron Davis Davis
    Points: 29
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 16
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0