Davis Leads Warriors Past 1-Note Grizzlies

Ellis makes first 11 shots in clockwork 116-104 victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2008 6:05 AM CST
Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis, right, drives past Memphis Grizzlies' Juan Carlos Navarro (2) of Spain during the first half of a basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The Warriors set a season high last night by handing out 33 assists, 19 of which came through Baron Davis, reports the Contra Costa Times. The result was a 116-104 win over the Grizzlies, who wasted the 43-point, 11-board effort of Pau Gasol. Whereas Gasol seemed more or less on his own, Davis saw plenty of team support.

"I've got a good team. I'm impressed," said Davis. He would have you forget his 20 points and single turnover in light of Monta Ellis's 27 points and Stephen Jackson's 22, but Don Nelson knows who his playmaker is. "We have to single Baron out," said Golden State's coach.