Warriors Hold Off Blazers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Corey Maggette had 24 points, Monta Ellis
made three key baskets down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-98 on Thursday night.

Stephen Jackson and Ellis scored 20 points apiece, while Rony Turiaf had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double in nearly two years.

Brandon Roy scored 37 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 for
the Blazers, who have not won at Golden State since Nov. 3, 2004.

The Warriors led by as much as 18 in the second half, but had to hold off a late charge by Portland, which pulled within 97-93 on a dunk by Greg Oden with 25 seconds remaining. Golden State then iced the game at the free throw line, going 8-for-8 in the final 23 seconds to seal the win and head into the All-Star break riding a three-game win streak.

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