Davis, Warriors edge Clippers for third straight winMar 10, 2007 - 6:27 AM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Baron Davis and the Golden State Warriors are starting to come together at the right time.
Davis had 25 points and seven rebounds as the Warriors inched closer in the Western Conference standings with a 99-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the win, Golden State (29-35) moved within 1 1/2 games of Los Angeles (29-32) for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Warriors also are just two behind Denver (29-31), which lost earlier, for seventh place.
Davis netted 17 first-half points and the Warriors shot 47 percent (23-of-48) from the the floor to open up a 65-48 advantage at the half.
But the Clippers turned things around following the break to close within 91-87 on Daniel Ewing's floater in the lane, capping a 15-5 burst with 5:37 to go in the fourth quarter.
However, Golden State kept Los Angeles at bay as Davis poured in six of the Warriors' final eight points - including a fadeaway jumper with 60 seconds left for a 97-89 edge.
Matt Barnes had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Stephen Jackson scored 15 for the Warriors, who have won three games in a row.
Corey Maggette scored 20 points for Los Angeles, which has lost three of its last four contests.
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