NBA ROUNDUP | Saturday's game



Warriors 105, Trail Blazers 87
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jason Richardson felt right at home inside the Rose Garden. Richardson scored 31 points, including a team record-tying seven 3-pointers, and Golden State stopped a 12-game road losing streak. "I just had the feeling early and my teammates just kept getting me the ball," Richardson said. "I just kept hitting my shots." Richardson matched a team record for 3s held by Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Clifford Robinson. Erick Dampier had 20 rebounds and 18 points for the Warriors. Speedy Claxton added 15 points, seven assists and five steals. Golden State was 11-of-17 on 3-pointers -- Richardson missed only one -- and shot 50 percent overall. The Warriors had lost 11 in a row at Portland, dating to 1998. "You could tell guys wanted this game," Richardson said. Portland coach Maurice Cheeks said that the Trail Blazers, who gave up a litany of wide-open jumpers and uncontested layups, were "one of those bad teams." The Blazers, who have lost four straight at home, are 17-24 this season, the farthest below .500 the team has been since the 1975-76 season. "It's mental, we are not a bad team," said Blazers guard Derek Anderson. "I don't understand it. It's a simple game." Darius Miles played for the first time since being traded to the Blazers by Cleveland for guard Jeff McInnis and center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. Miles scored 12 points in 20 minutes. The Warriors had 14 offensive rebounds -- 11 from Dampier, and Golden State outrebounded Portland 42-34. "Rebounding was a big focus of ours tonight, keeping them off the offensive boards" said Warriors coach Eric Musselman. "Our perimeters did a good job keeping them off the defensive boards." Dale Davis returned to the Blazers after abruptly leaving practice Friday, unhappy at finding out he would be fined for missing a flight to Minnesota Jan. 7. Ruben Patterson made his first career start, taking Davis' place in the lineup. Davis was scoreless with one rebound in 20 minutes. Cheeks said Davis will be fined again for leaving practice. Zach Randolph had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Rasheed Wallace added 13 points and nine rebounds. Portland was as close as 84-79 in the fourth quarter, but too many defensive breakdowns left the Warriors wide open. By the time Richardson made his final two 3-pointers, the lead was up to 96-83.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jason Richardson felt right at home inside the Rose Garden. Richardson scored 31 points, including a team record-tying seven 3-pointers, and Golden State stopped a 12-game road losing streak. "I just had the feeling early and my teammates just kept getting me the ball," Richardson said. "I just kept hitting my shots." Richardson matched a team record for 3s held by Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Clifford Robinson. Erick Dampier had 20 rebounds and 18 points for the Warriors. Speedy Claxton added 15 points, seven assists and five steals. Golden State was 11-of-17 on 3-pointers -- Richardson missed only one -- and shot 50 percent overall. The Warriors had lost 11 in a row at Portland, dating to 1998. "You could tell guys wanted this game," Richardson said. Portland coach Maurice Cheeks said that the Trail Blazers, who gave up a litany of wide-open jumpers and uncontested layups, were "one of those bad teams." The Blazers, who have lost four straight at home, are 17-24 this season, the farthest below .500 the team has been since the 1975-76 season. "It's mental, we are not a bad team," said Blazers guard Derek Anderson. "I don't understand it. It's a simple game." Darius Miles played for the first time since being traded to the Blazers by Cleveland for guard Jeff McInnis and center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. Miles scored 12 points in 20 minutes. The Warriors had 14 offensive rebounds -- 11 from Dampier, and Golden State outrebounded Portland 42-34. "Rebounding was a big focus of ours tonight, keeping them off the offensive boards" said Warriors coach Eric Musselman. "Our perimeters did a good job keeping them off the defensive boards." Dale Davis returned to the Blazers after abruptly leaving practice Friday, unhappy at finding out he would be fined for missing a flight to Minnesota Jan. 7. Ruben Patterson made his first career start, taking Davis' place in the lineup. Davis was scoreless with one rebound in 20 minutes. Cheeks said Davis will be fined again for leaving practice. Zach Randolph had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Rasheed Wallace added 13 points and nine rebounds. Portland was as close as 84-79 in the fourth quarter, but too many defensive breakdowns left the Warriors wide open. By the time Richardson made his final two 3-pointers, the lead was up to 96-83.

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