Richardson's 28 lifts Warriors past Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors contained
Portland's Zach Randolph and forced the Portland Trail Blazers into

Jason Richardson had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead the
Warriors to a 91-80 victory over the Blazers on Friday night.

Golden State limited Randolph to 13 points and 13 rebounds,
while the Trail Blazers committed 24 turnovers and left the
Warriors too many unguarded perimeter shots.

"He's one of the top power forwards in the league," Richardson
said. "He can score a lot of points quick but we did a great job
on him tonight."

Baron Davis had 16 points and 11 assists for Golden State,
rebounding from a 4-of-21 shooting performance Wednesday night in a
loss to Milwaukee.

Troy Murphy added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Adonal Foyle
had 11 rebounds for Golden State, which has beaten the Blazers
three times in a row in Portland.

"Tonight we did better than in the past executing," guard
Derek Fisher said. "We allowed Portland to chip away at times, but
overall we played well."

Sebastian Telfair had a season-high 20 points for Portland.

"We were never in this game from the start," Portland coach
Nate McMillan said. "We just didn't come to play tonight."

Darius Miles had 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists for
the Blazers, who will open a seven-game trip in New York on Sunday.

Richardson made five of his first six shots as Golden State
raced to a 27-13 lead, and Davis hit a 3-pointer for a 17-point
advantage early in the second quarter.

The Blazers went on a 10-2 run to cut their deficit to single
digits at 43-34, but Golden State took an 11-point lead into

Portland got as close as five points after Telfair hit two
3-pointers, but Richardson, who had only two second-quarter points,
helped the Warriors pull away.

"When you go on a run, the other team starts to compete and
starts to fight back," Telfair said. "That's when we needed to
lock down and get some stops. Today we couldn't."

Theo Ratliff had 11 rebounds for the Blazers despite being
listed as doubtful before the game with a sprained foot. Telfair
(ankle) and Miles (knee) are also playing hurt for the Blazers.

Game notes
Golden State will face division leaders in its next three
games, the Los Angeles Clippers (Pacific) and San Antonio Spurs
(Southwest). ... Golden State's Michael Dunleavy and Aaron Miles
were both Portland prep stars. Dunleavy attended Jesuit High, and
Miles went to Jefferson High. ... Portland has had more success
against the Warriors (108 wins) than any other NBA team besides the
Clippers (122 wins).


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