Warriors Rip Kings, Stay in 8th Place

Baron Davis' 33 points leads way; showdown with Nuggets next
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 1:18 AM CDT
The Sacramento Kings' Ron Artest cheers his team from the bench late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, April 8, 2008 in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors...   (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)
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(Newser) – Baron Davis had 33 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 20 points, and the Golden State Warriors stayed in the frantic Western Conference playoff race with their highest-scoring game of the season, a 140-132 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.  

Andris Biedrins had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors (47-31), who are tied with the Denver Nuggets for the eighth postseason spot in the power-packed West, where one club is certain to end up with the best record in NBA history for a non-playoff team. The Nuggets, who beat the Clippers 117-99, visit Golden State on Thursday night for a meeting that could determine the fates of the NBA's two highest-scoring teams.