Big third quarter sinks Bucks
Golden State, which has won five of six, outscored Milwaukee 41-22 in the third quarter to break open the game. Harrington had 11 points and Biedrins added nine in the quarter. The Warriors scored 16 of the points off nine Milwaukee turnovers in the third.
Michael Redd scored 24 points, but only four in the second half, and Andrew Bogut added 21 for Milwaukee, which has lost four of five.
The Warriors had no trouble shredding the Bucks defense for the second consecutive game this season, winning the first matchup 120-90 on Dec. 5 at Golden State. Biedrins made his first seven shots and had 10 rebounds, while Harrington made five 3-pointers, tying a season high.
Baron Davis scored 19 points while rookie C.J. Watson added a career-high 13 points. Monta Ellis and Stephen Jackson had 12 apiece for the Warriors.
Mo Williams scored 19 points and Royal Ivey added 14 for the Bucks.
Golden State is the NBA’s second-highest scoring team at 109 points, and opened the second half with a 23-9 run, making its first seven field goals and forcing five turnovers that led to 13 points. Harrington scored eight points during the run, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Williams and Bogut each had two turnovers during Golden State’s run, capped by Ellis’ fastbreak layup to make it 76-61 with 6:13 left in the quarter.
The Bucks later rattled off seven consecutive points to pull to 78-70, but the Warriors closed the quarter with a 14-2 run to lead 94-74 going into the fourth.
Golden State took the lead for good, 50-48, on Watson’s fastbreak layup with 1:37 left, and led 53-52 at halftime.
Last updated: 1:41 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012