OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Mike Dunleavy had career highs of 32 points and 11 rebounds Saturday night, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 104-90 victory over Philadelphia.
Dunleavy, a second-year forward taken third overall in the 2002 draft, is coming off a disappointing rookie season. He was just 6-of-18 from the field in Golden State's season-opening loss to Dallas on Wednesday, but bounced back by making 11-of-15 shots against the 76ers. He scored 21 points in the first half to help neutralize some hot shooting by the Sixers.
Golden State needed the big performance as it was without guards Jason Richardson (suspension) and Nick Van Exel (injury), and forward Troy Murphy (injury). Forwards Adonal Foyle, Popeye Jones, and Dan Langhi also were limited by injuries to a combined six minutes, leaving the Warriors with seven healthy players.
Calbert Cheaney scored 20 points on 10-of-12 shooting and former Sixer Speedy Claxton added 17, making 7-of-11 shots.