Ellis, Warriors use late surge to top HornetsJan 6, 2011 - 5:46 AM New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis scored 12 of his 29 points to fuel a dominate fourth quarter comeback as Golden State downed New Orleans, 110-103.
Stephen Curry contributed 21 points while David Lee and Dorell Wright added 13 apiece for the Warriors, who finished their five-game road trip with two wins.
"We didn't play a great game, but everybody filled in for everyone else," West said. "We did the jobs and finished it out. It was a good team win."
Chris Paul scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out a game-high 13 assists for the Hornets, who had a three-game win streak halted.
David West contributed 16 points, nine caroms and five assists in defeat.
Curry hit a jumper with just under 11 seconds left to cut the Hornets lead to 82-72 after three periods.
The Warriors got the game even at 85 on a Reggie Williams three-point play and then built a 99-89 advantage with 4:14 remaining.
New Orleans countered, as Trevor Ariza hit three buckets and Willie Green followed with a jumper that sliced the visitors lead to 101-99 with 2 1/2 minutes to go in the contest.
Ellis and Lee each sank two at the line to make it 105-99 with 36.9 ticks left.
The teams traded four foul shots over the next 15 seconds before Vladimir Radmanovic made 1-of-2 at the line to make it a three-possession game with 19 seconds to go. West then missed a layup 11 seconds later ending any sort of comeback hopes for the Hornets.
"We made a run, but we put ourselves in a hole, and we just have to close out teams like that," Paul said. "I think that was a bad loss for us."
West and Marco Belinelli each scored 10 points to help the Hornets fashion a 34-29 lead after the first quarter. New Orleans knocked 13-of-20 from the floor in the first 12 minutes.
Both teams cooled off in the second quarter, as New Orleans took a 58-47 lead at the intermission. Golden State shot a paltry 7-of-25 from the field in the stanza.
New Orleans maintained a double-digit lead through the first seven minutes of the third before the Warriors trimmed the deficit to 72-68 on a triple by Radmanovic with 3:19 left.
Ellis hit 10-of-23 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line...Curry made all eight of his foul shots...Ellis and Wright each made three shots from three- point range...Lou Amundson contributed seven points and a game-best 12 boards off the bench for the Warriors...Paul was 10-of-14 from the stripe...Ariza finished with 15 points and 10 boards...The Hornets committed 18 turnovers that led to 21 Golden State points.
- GOLDEN STATE: 110
NEW ORLEANS: 103
Jan 5 10:37 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 72
NEW ORLEANS: 82
End of 3rd
Jan 5 9:52 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 47
NEW ORLEANS: 58
Jan 5 9:07 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 29
NEW ORLEANS: 34
End of 1st
Jan 5 8:38 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 0
NEW ORLEANS: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Jan 5 8:12 PM
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