Warriors outlast Spurs for overtime victoryJan 8, 2008 - 7:58 AM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Baron Davis scored 34 points and dished out 14 assists as the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak with a 130-121 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
Stephen Jackson scored 12 of his 29 points in the extra session as the Warriors completed a home sweep of the Spurs for the first time since the 1996-97 season.
"Anytime you beat a good team it kind of builds your confidence," Jackson said. "We need to get our confidence up and the biggest thing for us was to get a win after losing two in a row and we did that."
The Warriors had a chance to win the game in regulation after Jackson hit a pair of free throws to give them a three-point lead with just six seconds left on the clock.
However, on the ensuing possession, Tim Duncan received the inbound pass and quickly passed to Manu Ginobili, who found Tony Parker in the right corner for the game-tying 3-pointer.
"I thought our effort was great and in the end we got beat from the 3-point line," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They did a good job knocking down those shots and jacked a couple in overtime and that was the name of the game, the 3-point line tonight."
Parker, who finished with 31 points and eight assists, continued his offensive onslaught in overtime, driving to the lane off the opening tip to give the Spurs a quick 114-112 advantage.
The Warriors grabbed two offensive rebounds on their first possession of the extra frame and tied the game on a layup by Andris Biedrins.
After the teams traded misses, Parker once again drove the lane, this time finding Duncan with a gorgeous behind-the-back pass for a layup to give the Spurs a 116-114 lead.
Jackson put the Warriors back on top with a 3-pointer, but the Spurs quickly responded as Ime Udoka hit a 3-pointer of his own to put San Antonio back on top, 119-117.
But Jackson proved to be too much, scoring five straight points on a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer, giving the Warriors a three-point edge.
"We kept going to him knowing that he was going to make some shots," Davis said. "The type of player he is, he's a big-time clutch performer. They kept leaving him open and he's encouraged to shoot the ball anytime he's open and he took those shots with the utmost confidence and we have the confidence in him."
After a miss by Udoka, Davis found a cutting Kelenna Azubuike down the lane for an easy layup for a 124-119 lead with just over a minute to play.
The Spurs couldn't score on their next possession and Davis sealed the win with a fall-away jumper in the lane with 43 seconds left.
Duncan finished with 32 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who suffered their sixth setback in their last seven games and allowed 100 points for just the seventh time this season.
"That offense will come but defensively we've been so up and down," Duncan said. "We've been good over the last five to seven games but if we can defensively give ourselves an opportunity to win games and make stops, everything works from there."
San Antonio also fell to 33-7 against Golden State since 1997-98 - Duncan's rookie season.
"They had all their players, I know it was a back-to-back (for them) but it was a much-needed win by us," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "We are in one of the toughest parts of our schedule so I'm very pleased with another great performance by all the guys that played."
SAN ANTONIO 121
GOLDEN STATE 130 FINAL IN 1ST OT
Jan 8 1:19 AM
SAN ANTONIO 74
GOLDEN STATE 79 END, 3RD QTR
Jan 8 12:23 AM
SAN ANTONIO 44
GOLDEN STATE 51 HALFTIME
Jan 7 11:42 PM
SAN ANTONIO 19
GOLDEN STATE 17 END, 1ST QTR
Jan 7 11:08 PM
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