Warriors Hand Celts 2nd Straight Loss

Bibby's Hawks lose in his return to Kings, Clippers stop Grizzlies
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 3:29 AM CST
Los Angeles Clippers' Corey Maggette, right, scores on a layup against Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston's Ray Allen had the game-high 32 points, but couldn't stop Baron Davis when it counted as the Warriors handed the Celtics a 119-117 loss. It was only the second time Boston has fallen in consecutive games this season, the Boston Globe reports. Davis had 29 points, Monta Ellis added 26, and Al Harrington put up 22. In other hoops action:

  • As Sacramento fans paid tribute to the career of Mike Bibby, the injured player himself couldn't stave off a loss for his new team, and Atlanta fell behind 119-107, dimming playoff hopes still further.
  • Amidst trade speculation about Los Angeles' Sam Cassell, the Clippers soundly beat Memphis 100-86, thanks largely to Corey Maggette's 30 points and 10 boards.