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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Monta Ellis recorded 26 points, nine assists, five rebounds and three steals to pace the Golden State Warriors over the struggling New Jersey Nets, 109-100. David Lee added 24 points and 10 boards for the Warriors, who have won two in a row and four of six overall. Stephen Curry chipped in with 13 points and six assists. Reggie Williams and Dorell Wright donated 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the victors.
“We were just patient. We let the game come to us,” Ellis said. “They have about the same system of plays like us. We just took to our time and looked for the open guy. We had to control the ball because if we would have turned the ball over they would have taken it and ran.”
Brook Lopez finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have dropped six straight games. Devin Harris added 19 points and eight assists for New Jersey, which got 16 points from Sasha Vujacic. The Nets went 0-4 on their road trip and fell to 3-21 away from home this season.
A tight first quarter resulted in a 28-28 tie, but Golden State created some distance in the second. Holding a 38-37 edge, the Warriors put together a 13-4 run. Vladimir Radmanovic made a three-pointer during the stretch, which Andris Biedrins capped with a hook shot for a 51-41 margin with 1:24 to go. Golden State held a 54-46 advantage at the break.
New Jersey got as close as three in the third stanza, but the Warriors took a 79-73 lead into the fourth. Kris Humphries’ two free throws with 2:14 to play cut the gap to 101-96. But Golden State responded with eight straight points to seal the victory. Curry sparked the run with a three-pointer and two free throws. Jordan Farmar’s second miss from beyond the arc in less than a minute led to a pair of Lee foul shots. Vujacic followed with another missed three-pointer for the Nets, and Curry made 1-of-2 from the line to cap the burst.
Golden State has won six straight and seven of the last eight meetings with New Jersey. The Nets haven’t beaten the Warriors since December 22, 2007 and have lost six straight trips to Oakland…Humphries ended with 11 points and 10 rebounds…Biedrins had nine points and seven boards…The Warriors blocked a season-high 10 shots.
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(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets hope to salvage the finale of a four- game road trip and snap a five-game skid against the Golden State Warriors when the two teams lock-up in Oakland on Monday. The Nets continue to plod along despite the ever-present distraction of trade rumors that have the franchise acquiring Denver All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups in a potential three-team deal that would reshape the team.
New Jersey dropped its fifth straight game in Portland on Saturday and fell to 0-3 on its current trek whenLaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out five assists, as the Trail Blazers used a late surge to take down the Nets, 96-89. Brook Lopez finished with 32 points for New Jersey, while Sasha Vujacic and Travis Outlaw added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Outlaw also pulled down seven rebounds as New Jersey fell to a miserable 3-20 away from north Jersey.
"We had a pretty good flow for 3 1/2 quarters of the game, but we've got to fight through the mental and physical fatigue on the road if we want to be a good team," Nets head coach Avery Johnson said.
The Warriors, meanwhile, improved to 1-1 on a five-game homestand Friday when Monta Ellis scored 30 points and dished out six assists to help Golden State beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-112. Stephen Curry drained five shots from beyond the arc en route to 23 points for the Warriors, who have won three of their last five games. David Lee posted 19 points with nine rebounds and Reggie Williams totaled 16 points off the bench.
"It's no secret I've been trying to get [Williams] to play that way all year long," said Warriors head coach Keith Smart. "And he finally played. I tried to get him to be the ball handler, and use Monta as a decoy, and I wanted him to be the playmaker and he did make some plays."
Golden State, which is 10-7 at ORACLE Arena, will finish its residency against Indiana and Sacramento. The Nets haven't beaten the Warriors since Dec. 22, 2007 and have lost five straight trips to Oakland.