Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Tuesday, October 17th
Warriors124Final
OT
Trail Blazers120
Game 2: Tuesday, October 24th
Trail Blazers96Final
Warriors108

Trail Blazers 96

(2-4, 1-2 away)

Warriors 108

(5-0, 2-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 24, 2006

    ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    POR 36 25 17 1896
    GS 22 28 30 28108

    Davis drops 33, Warriors stay perfect in preseason

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Baron Davis had 33 points and 13 assists, and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten in the NBA preseason with a 108-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

    Mike Dunleavy had 18 points and nine assists despite awful free-throw shooting, and Anthony Roberson bolstered his case for a roster spot with 20 points as Golden State improved to 6-0 with one exhibition game left, against the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday.

    Davis' 33 points were the most by any player in the current preseason, and his assists matched the preseason high set by Phoenix's Steve Nash. Davis made 13 of his 17 shots and grabbed five rebounds for new Warriors coach Don Nelson.

    Golden State is perfect in the preseason even without longtime starters Jason Richardson and Troy Murphy, who are injured -- but Nelson was furious with his club after its only home exhibition game against an NBA opponent. The Warriors fell behind by 20 points in the first half, and only Davis' late surge produced a win.

    "It was a nightmare to start with," Nelson said. "It looked like the team last year, and it made me sick watching that. ... I wasn't happy with anybody except Baron and Dunleavy. There wasn't hardly anything we did right."

    The Warriors still got another impressive game from Roberson, the second-year guard who went undrafted in 2005 after leaving Florida early -- one year before the Gators won the NCAA title.

    Juan Dixon scored 20 points in the second of three games in three nights for the Blazers (2-4), who made 25 turnovers. Six players scored in double figures, led by 19 points from Travis Outlaw and 18 for rookie Brandon Roy.

    "We came out pretty good early, but we just had way too many turnovers," Roy said. "I know that we would never play three games in a row (in the regular season), but I'm just trying to go out there and get better every night."

    Ime Udoka, a 29-year-old Portland native and Portland State grad making a surprising run at a roster spot, had 11 points for the Blazers. Udoka, who played eight games for the Knicks last season, has scored in double figures in each of Portland's last four exhibition games, and coach Nate McMillan says he has a shot to make the club.

    Golden State made a 16-2 run spanning halftime, erasing the last of Portland's early lead on Roberson's 3-pointer early in the third quarter. The Warriors never trailed in the fourth quarter, with the guard rotation of Davis, Roberson and Dajuan Wagner taking turns with big baskets.

    "(Nelson) was extra hard on us at halftime, and I totally understood what he was saying," Davis said. "It isn't much that I have to say in the locker room any more. I can pretty much just listen, absorb it and show it in my play."

    The Warriors also got good news before the game: Richardson, the NBA's 13th-leading scorer last season with a career-best 23.2 points per game, has been cleared to return to practice after missing the start of training camp following surgery on his left knee.

    Richardson isn't certain whether he'll be ready to play in next week's regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Murphy sat out with a broken nose, and Mickael Pietrus didn't dress to rest his strained groin.

    Portland's Martell Webster stayed home to rest his sore back.

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