Curry, Warriors hold off WizardsMar 3, 2011 - 5:09 AM Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Stephen Curry scored 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five assists, and the Golden State Warriors stopped a four-game slide by topping the Washington Wizards, 106-102.
Monta Ellis added 21 points, Dorell Wright netted 14 and David Lee pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds to go with nine points for the Warriors, who won despite making only three field goals in the fourth quarter.
"We needed a win no matter how we got it," Warriors head coach Keith Smart said. "We were able to pull it together [at the end]."
Nick Young posted 31 points for Washington, but missed a potential tying three-pointer in the final seconds. Andray Blatche had 20 points, nine boards and six assists in the Wizards' seventh straight loss.
With Washington head coach Flip Saunders tending to a personal matter, assistant coach Randy Wittman saw his club fight back from a 20-point deficit.
The Wizards got within 100-95 when Trevor Booker's hook shot capped a 10-2 run with four minutes to go in regulation.
After several unsuccessful possessions, Ellis hit a step-back jumper behind the foul line with 1:45 showing.
Washington did not go quietly, scoring seven of the next eight points and pulling within 103-102 on Young's three-pointer with 6.9 seconds on the clock.
Curry sunk two free throws at the other end, and Young's try from the top of the key missed the rim to end the comeback bid.
"We fought hard, we just came up short," Young said.
The Wizards held a 33-32 lead after 12 minutes, but the Warriors rattled off nine straight points midway through the second, with Reggie Williams' dunk giving them a 51-42 advantage.
It was a nine-point Warriors lead, 62-53, at halftime, and the margin reached 20 at 85-65 on Ellis' running layup with four minutes left in the third,
Washington cut the deficit to 91-74 heading to the fourth and scored the first seven points of the final frame to trail by 10.
Williams added 11 points for Golden State, which held a 54-40 rebounding advantage...John Wall ended with 14 points and six assists for the Wizards, who got 13 points from Josh Howard...Golden State recorded six of its 16 turnovers in the final 12 minutes.
- GOLDEN STATE: 106
Mar 2 9:39 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 91
End of 3rd
Mar 2 8:56 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 62
Mar 2 8:14 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 32
End of 1st
Mar 2 7:42 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Mar 2 7:12 PM
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