Warriors beat Kings in OT, but Ellis hurts ankleJan 22, 2011 - 7:29 AM
Down 99-90 with 3:04 to go in the fourth quarter, the Warriors rattled off nine straight points to pull even on David Lee's free throw.
Jason Thompson made 1-of-2 free throws to put Sacramento up 103-99 with 31.2 seconds remaining. Ellis then knocked down a trey, and after the Kings' Pooh Jeter connected on 1-of-2 at the foul line, Ellis converted a pullup jumper from just beyond the foul line to tie the game.
Sacramento made only 8-of-15 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Golden State opened the extra frame on a 10-0 surge to grab a 114-104 lead. The Kings didn't register any points until Tyreke Evans' jumper with 57.8 seconds showing on the clock.
Sacramento closed to within five at 115-110 on an Evans layup that followed a turnover by Ellis, who got hurt when Donte Greene fell on him while going after a loose ball. Dorell Wright and Stephen Curry both made a pair of free throws down the stretch to seal the win, the fourth in a row for the Warriors.
"He just jumped for the ball I had my foot there and it went sideways," Ellis said. "It's still a little sore. I'll wake up in the morning and see how it feels."
Curry scored 28 of his 34 points after halftime, while Ellis finished with 28 points and nine assists. Wright posted 13 points and 12 rebounds for Golden State, which received 22 and 10 from Lee.
Evans netted 35 points to pace the Kings, who have dropped seven of eight. DeMarcus Cousins totaled 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists in defeat.
"We kept attacking. We got to the free throw line because we were going inside with Tyreke and our bigs, but for some reason we decided to stop doing it," Kings coach Paul Westphal said. "We stopped running the things that were working the whole game. It's not a formula for winning."
Trailing by as many as eight in the first quarter, Golden State went up 41-32 on a Acie Law bucket with 7:07 remaining in the opening half. The Kings pulled even at 51 at the break, but the Warriors took an 82-74 lead into the fourth quarter.
Golden State has won four straight for the first time since February 26-March 4, 2008...Omri Casspi had 14 points and nine rebounds for Sacramento...The Kings connected on 25-of-37 free throws for the game...Thompson had 12 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out for Sacramento.
- SACRAMENTO: 112
GOLDEN STATE: 119
Final - OT
Jan 22 1:34 AM
- SACRAMENTO: 104
GOLDEN STATE: 104
End of Regulation
Jan 22 1:10 AM
- SACRAMENTO: 74
GOLDEN STATE: 82
End of 3rd
Jan 22 12:23 AM
- SACRAMENTO: 51
GOLDEN STATE: 51
Jan 21 11:41 PM
- SACRAMENTO: 28
GOLDEN STATE: 27
End of 1st
Jan 21 11:05 PM
- SACRAMENTO: 0
GOLDEN STATE: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Jan 21 10:42 PM
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