OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Monta Ellis' 30 points Tuesday helped the Golden State Warriors slip past the Seattle SuperSonics 105-99.
The Sonics used a 12-0 run to grab a 53-40 lead midway through the second quarter. But the Warriors responded with an 11-2 run of their own to make it 57-53 at halftime. A three-pointer by Croshere gave Golden State its first lead of the game at 62-61 in the third and the Warriors used an 11-0 spurt that led to an 80-74 margin going into the final quarter. The Sonics weren't able to eliminate the gap over the final 12 minutes.