Warriors Win, Stick in Playoff Race

Jackson scores 28 points and Davis 25 to beat Clippers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 6:58 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Jackson, right, passes away from Los Angeles Clippers' Elton Brand (42) last night in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 122-116.    (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Baron Davis had 25 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors kept their waning playoff hopes realistic with a 122-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers last night. Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins scored 17 points apiece for the Warriors, whose victory moved them into a tie with the Denver Nuggets for the last spot in the West.

The Nuggets have the tiebreaker edge for the final playoff spot after winning their regular-season series against the Warriors with a decisive victory at Golden State two days earlier—so Denver must lose at least once more for the Warriors to have a shot at the postseason. The Warriors play in Phoenix tomorrow night, and Denver hosts the playoff-bound Rockets tonight.