The Warriors get back on the winning track, defeat the New York Knicks 112-105

March 5, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

by Jerry Feitelberg

New York City- The Golden State Warriors ended a 2-game losing streak as the Splash Brothers regained their shooting touch and sent the Knicks down to defeat 112-105 Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

The Dubs played well in the first quarter as they led the Knicks 29-18. However, they went cold in the second quarter. Steph Curry was, as usual, on the bench for the first six minutes of play. The Dubs scored just 2 points in the first 5 and 1/2 minutes of action. Thy trailed the Knicks 50-49 at the end of the half.

Curry and Klay Thompson led the Warriors to an 8-point lead after three. The Dubs led the Knicks by 2 with 90 seconds left. Steph made a layup and a three-pointer with just 5.6 seconds to give them an  84-76 advantage. The Knicks closed the gap to one 97-96 but Steph found Klay, and he drained a three to put the Warriors in the driver’s seat. The Dubs held on to win 112-105.

Game Notes and Stats. Steph Curry made five three-point shots and passed Chauncey Billups for 10th place in three-point shots made.  Steph scored 31 and had 6 assists and 8 rebounds. Klay Thompson knocked down 29. Matt Barnes made his first start as a Warrior filling in for Kevin Durant. Barnes had 3 points, 2 assists, 3 boards and 1 blocked shot. Draymond Green’s stats were 13 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia pitched in with 10 points. David West scored 7, JaVale McGee had 5 points and 4 rebounds. Andre Iguodala helped out with 6 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark each had 4 off the bench. The Knicks’ Derrick Rose led them with 28. Big Kristaps Porzingas had a big night with 24 points and 15 boards. Carmelo Anthony was held to just 15. Bench players Justin Holiday had 10, and Ron Baker scored 9 for New York.

The Dubs shot 45.5% from the floor and 37/1% from beyond the 3-point arc. Steph, in his last 3 games before Sunday’s contest with the Knicks, was just 4 for 31. The Knicks outrebounded the Warriors 47-35, but the Warriors were still excelled on defense as they had 11 steals and 3 blocks. The Warriors improve to 51-11 while the Knicks fall to 25-38.

The Warriors face the Atlanta Hawks Monday night in Atlanta. Game time is at 4:30 pm. They return home to face the Boston Celtics at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, then hit the road again as they fly to Minneapolis to face the Timberwolves on Friday night and play the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night in San Antonio. The schedule makers did not make it easy for the Warriors.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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