Golden State hold off Hornets for win

Last updated 20:28 19/12/2012

Relevant offers

Basketball

Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young after catching infidelity on 'security footage' Washington Huskies and Kiwi basketballer Sam Timmins to play in Christchurch Breakers announce American point guard Ben Woodside as Cedric Jackson replacement Tall Blacks go down fighting to Lithuania Controversy over Milwaukee Bucks star Thon Maker's age flares Good news for Tall Blacks as star guard Corey Webster's calf strain not serious Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster John Saker: At long last it feels great to be a Kiwi with a Cavalier attitude Tall Blacks lose key figure Corey Webster to injury in convincing loss to Latvia Tall Blacks blow lead in narrow loss to Iran in pre-Olympic qualifying hit-out

The Golden State Warriors staved off a late fourth-quarter challenge to beat New Orleans Hornets 103-96 for a successful home return.

David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds while Klay Thompson added 19 points as the Warriors triumphed in their first game at Oracle Arena since a recent seven-game road trip that saw them finish 6-1.

Despite Golden State controlling the Hornets for most of the night, New Orleans made a furious run in the fourth to tie the game 92-92 with about four minutes remaining.

Jarrett Jack responded with six free throws during a game-deciding 9-2 stretch to help Golden State continue their sparkling start to the season.

One of the younger teams in the league, few expected the Warriors to open the campaign with a 17-8 record and they are now just 1 1/2 games behind the Pacific Division lead.

The Hornets (5-19) have lost eight straight, despite getting 28 points off the bench from Ryan Anderson in their latest defeat. 

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content