The Warriors got their 30th win of the season last night at home by defeating Sacramento 105-102. Monta Ellis led the way with 34 points and was 12-15 from the field. John Salmons kept the Kings in the game with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Ron Artest added 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Baron Davis struggled once again and was only 4-19 shooting. The heroes for the Warriors were Ellis, Stephen Jackson, and Matt Barnes. Barnes helped with his energy in the fourth quarter while Ellis and Jackson made key shots all night. Davis got his fifth foul at the 6:27 mark of the third quarter, but Don Nelson kept him in until he fouled out with about two minutes left in the game.
The Kings were trailing most of the game until they got the lead late in the third quarter. They probably would have won the game if Kevin Martin didn't shoot so poorly. He was only 3-16 from the field.
This was a must-win for the Warriors after losing to the Bulls on Thursday night. The homestand continues against the Wizards on Monday night. The Wizards could be without Caron Butler again and this could be a good chance for the Warriors to blow out an opponent.