Warriors win two more
Four Warriors scored in twin columns Thursday night at the Boys & Girls Club totaling 83 points. Matt Rivers (21), Jade Cash (21), Tim Scott (21), and Patrick Rolston (20) led the way over the Lakers, 109-92.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
Four Lakers also reached double numbers - Adam Rebello (20), Jared Silvia (17), Nate Scott (17), and Karl Kallinich (12) - but their efforts added up to 66 points.
Despite the cheers of young Keith Healy, son of senior Laker John, the Warriors led after the first 12-minute quarter, 32-22, and grew that to 63-44 at the half.
In the Thursday nightcap Sterlin Bishop was dominant at both ends of the court in the Heat's 101-84 scorching of the Knicks. Bishop scored 37 points and led in rebounds with 15. Also posting double digits for the hot ones were Jason Dyer 24, and Damon Mello 21. Ryan Kurth (25) and James Holenko (20) paced the Knicks attack. Keith Crossland added 14 and Ken Magnuson had 10.
The early Monday game, Bulls vs. Lakers, promised to be a close one and it did not disappoint. The first quarter ended with the Lakers up by two, 17-15. But the second period was all Bulls as the Lakers turned cold, scoring only nine points. The Bulls led at the half, 44-26. The Lakers made up a little ground in the third quarter, but not enough to worry the Bulls and the scoreboard had it 58-44 going into the final frame. Three-point shooting by Adam Rebello, Jeff LaBell, and Albie Robinson spurred the Lakers to draw within four, but no closer. Final: Bulls 73, Lakers 68.
The second Monday game was a mismatch as only five of the Heat showed up to do battle with ten of the league-leading Warriors. The fearless five stayed close for half of the game and actually led at the half, 52-48. But then the Warriors applied themselves to the task at hand and won going away, 114-86.
The Heat's Sterlin Bishop scored the game-high 34. Jason Dyer added 27 with five treys. Matt Rivers (26) and Jade Cash (21) led the Warriors. James Rolston (15), Monte Bizzarro (13), and Tim Scott (12) made it to two columns.
Stripe-shirted Gregg Rollins and Richie Roy blew the whistles.