Philadelphia at Golden State

Davis helps Warriors stomp Sixers, claim fourth straight home win

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Baron Davis treated his grandmother to a good show with the help of his former college teammate Matt Barnes.

Davis had 21 points and 16 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to their fourth straight home victory, 116-97 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Barnes tied a franchise record with seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points.

Davis, raised by his grandmother Lela Nicholson in Los Angeles, played in front of her for just the second time in Oakland.

Davis made sure to acknowledge his grandmother during halftime, visiting her at her courtside seat.

"Baron is a great point guard and with him here and me being close to home, I feel comfortable," said Barnes, who hails from Sacramento. "This is the right time and the right place. I'm getting the opportunity to play."

After two nondescript years with the 76ers, Barnes reworked his shooting form and has become a fan favorite with Golden State. He's set career highs in points (32) and rebounds (12) with the Warriors, and reached double figures 10 times with a pair of double-doubles. Barnes entered the year with career averages of 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds.

"You could tell he was focused from the first couple of 3s," Davis said. "Matt wanted to prove to them that he can shoot it. It's great to have guys like him out there, finishing plays."

Rodney Carney scored a career-high 25 points for the 76ers, who continue to have problems on the road. Philadelphia lost its 11th in 12 away contests and is 3-12 on the road. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller each added 14 points.

"Golden State is a unique team," the Sixers' Kyle Korver said. "With Barnes playing the four and hitting all those 3s, there aren't many teams who play like that. We were never in the flow offensively or defensively. This was not a good night."

Andris Biedrins had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors and Ike Diogu scored 13. Mickael Pietrus, who wore a facemask to protect his broken nose, had 17 points.

The Warriors led by as many as 29 points during the second half and held their largest halftime lead of the season at 67-47.

The Sixers fell to 2-2 since trading Allen Iverson to the Denver Nuggets a week ago for Miller, Joe Smith and two first-round picks in 2007.

Barnes hit his first three 3-pointers of the second half and scored nine of the Warriors' first 11 points, forcing the Sixers to use a pair of timeouts in the first 4:30 of the third quarter. Golden State led 91-62 with 3:22 left before settling for a 93-71 edge entering the final quarter.

"He's got something to prove," Iguodala said. "His game spoke for everything. He's been with us twice and he wanted to show us that we didn't treat him right or something. He had a chip on his shoulder."

Davis exploited nearly every opportunity to pile up 11 assists and 14 points in the first half. The Warriors shot 67 percent in the second quarter (12-of-18), finishing off plays created by the veteran point guard.

"We had a lot of open 3s and it's my philosophy that if a 3-point shot is created by a teammate then you have to take that shot," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "The guys spaced out the floor extremely well, allowing us to only have to run a few plays."

Chris Webber sat out the second quarter for the Sixers, a period in which Philadelphia managed to make just eight of 22 shots. The Sixers missed all three 3-point attempts.

Barnes and Pietrus combined to make five of seven 3-point tries in the first half.

The Warriors made nine of their first 13 shots and went on an 11-0 run to open an early lead, extending their advantage to as many as 14 points. The 36 points were their second-highest total at home in the first quarter.

Notes

  • Warriors G Monta Ellis has his right arm in a sling to protect his shoulder, injured during Golden State's loss to Miami on Saturday. He remains day-to-day.
  • The Sixers play 22 of their first 33 games on the road, including the next six.
  • Pietrus scored 10 points in the first 5:28 of the contest and did not score again until 8:45 of the fourth quarter.
  • Davis secured his double-double with 4:25 remaining in the first half.
  • Webber and Smith are both former overall No. 1 draft picks who began their careers with the Warriors.
  • Iguodala had his career-best streak of 20-plus games stopped at four.
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Baron Davis opts to even the playing field for Philly by playing defense with both hands behind his back.  (AP)
Baron Davis opts to even the playing field for Philly by playing defense with both hands behind his back. (AP)

Scoreboard
Philadelphia (7-20) 2720242697
Golden State (15-15) «36312623116
PHI:R. Carney 25 Pts
PHI:R. Carney 8 Reb
PHI:A. Miller 7 Ast
GS:M. Barnes 25 Pts
GS:A. Biedrins 11 Reb
GS:B. Davis 16 Ast
Players of the Game
Golden StatePhiladelphia

B. Davis

R. Carney
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
214162580
Philadelphia
R. Carney, SF4612-221-280125
A. Miller, PG317-140-067114
A. Iguodala, SF283-87-832214
S. Dalembert, C202-50-13134
C. Webber, PF132-60-02014
K. Korver, SF303-90-04037
K. Ollie, PG242-65-55439
J. Smith, PF214-94-450212
B. Jones, SF152-50-22044
L. Williams, SG70-10-00200
A. Henderson, PF61-12-45014
S. Hunter, CDid Not Play
W. Green, SGDid Not Play
S. Randolph, PFDid Not Play
S. Smith, SFDid Not Play
Totals 38-8619-2643162197
 44.2%73.1% 
Golden State
M. Barnes, SF458-92-283225
B. Davis, PG419-172-3416321
M. Pietrus, SF385-95-750217
J. Richardson, SF343-111-22428
A. Biedrins, C317-102-5110316
M. Dunleavy, SF224-82-252012
I. Diogu, PF174-95-740413
K. McLeod, PG100-02-20012
P. O'Bryant, C20-02-20002
A. Foyle, CDid Not Play
T. Murphy, PFDid Not Play
Z. Cabarkapa, SFDid Not Play
M. Ellis, PGDid Not Play
A. Roberson, PGDid Not Play
Totals 40-7323-32392517116
 54.8%71.9% 
Other Games
Hou 76 Final
Ind 81
Mem 101 Final
Wash 116
NJ 91 Final
Det 92
Chi 98 Final
Min 100
Mil 114 Final
SA 107
Char 84 Final
Dal 97
Bos 105 Final
Den 116
LAC 92 Final
Utah 102
Port 87 Final
Pho 110
NO 94 Final
Sea 102