Ellis leads Warriors past ClippersOct 27, 2007 - 5:21 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Even with three starters not in the lineup, the Golden State Warriors' offense came out clicking on all cylinders.
Monta Ellis scored 27 points and dished out eight assists and Al Harrington chipped in 21 points as the Warriors hung on to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 109-103, on Friday night in the preseason finale for both clubs.
Ellis also had eight rebounds and five steals and rookie guard Marco Belinelli added 10 points in 31 minutes for Golden State, which was without regular starters Stephen Jackson, Baron Davis and Andris Biedrins.
Belinelli was the Warriors' first-round selection (18th overall) in June's draft.
Last season, Golden State averaged over 106.0 points, which was second best in the league behind the Phoenix Suns.
Corey Maggette had 23 points and Sam Cassell added 20 for the Clippers, who trailed, 92-72, entering the fourth quarter and came back to tie it at 98-98 with 2:06 remaining.
Chris Kaman also scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds and four blocks and first-round pick Al Thornton, who was the 14th overall selection in June, netted 10 for Los Angeles.
GOLDEN STATE 109
LA CLIPPERS 103 FINAL
Oct 27 1:10 AM
GOLDEN STATE 92
LA CLIPPERS 72 END, 3RD QTR
Oct 27 12:26 AM
GOLDEN STATE 61
LA CLIPPERS 47 HALFTIME
Oct 26 11:38 PM
GOLDEN STATE 26
LA CLIPPERS 28 END, 1ST QTR
Oct 26 11:09 PM
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