Golden State 92, New York 78

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 23 20 21 14 78
Golden State 21 16 27 28 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 1-1 1-0 0-1 L1
Golden State 2-1 2-1 0-0 W2

Recap

Monta Ellis had 22 points and eight assists, and Brandon Rush scored 19 points as the Golden State Warriors dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 92-78 victory over the visiting New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Ellis had 12 points and seven assists in the final quarter as the Warriors outscored the Knicks 25-6 over the first eight minutes of the stanza to break open a close game.

The Warriors held New York’s high-scoring duo of Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony to 29 points on 8-of-27 shooting. Stoudemire scored a team-high 16 and Anthony had 13.

Golden State won its second straight game despite being without point guard Stephen Curry, who aggravated an ankle injury during Monday’s victory over Chicago.

Rush hit a 3-pointer in the final second of the third quarter to tie the score at 64. The basket started the uprising that Ellis culminated with eight consecutive points – including two 3-pointers -- to give Golden State an 89-70 lead with 4:08 remaining.

David Lee added 13 points and Kwame Brown grabbed 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who outrebounded the Knicks 47-31.

Landry Fields and Bill Walker added 14 points apiece for New York.

Fields scored 13 first-half points to help the Knicks to a 43-37 halftime lead.

Top Game Performances

New York   Golden State
Amar'e Stoudemire 16 Scoring Monta Ellis 22
Mike Bibby 4 Assists Monta Ellis 8
Amar'e Stoudemire 10 Rebounds Kwame Brown 10
Carmelo Anthony 7 Free Throws Made David Lee 5
Landry Fields 3 Steals Ekpe Udoh 3
N/A Blocks Brandon Rush 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 78 40.0 4-21 18-25 15 31 0 7 15
Golden State 92 45.5 6-16 16-24 20 47 4 12 16

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Warriors have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Knicks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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