Warriors Win Third of Last Four

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Monta Ellis matched his season high with 29 points, Corey Maggette had 21, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 127-120 Tuesday night.

Anthony Morrow added 20 points as the Warriors won their third in four games. Kelenna Azubuike had 16 and Anthony Randolph 14.

Baron Davis scored 29 points in his first game in Oakland since opting out of his contract with the Warriors. He received a warm ovation before the game. Al Thornton had 25 points and nine rebounds but the Clippers lost their straight on the road.

Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Marcus Camby had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.

The Clippers pulled within four points of the Warriors three times in the fourth quarter but could never close the gap, falling to 1-22 when trailing after three quarters on the road.

Stephen Jackson sat out the game after his one-game suspension was handed down from the NBA for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season during Sunday's 154-130 loss to Phoenix.

Marco Belinelli started in place of Jamal Crawford, whom Don Nelson benched so he could give the 6-foot-5 Italian guard extended playing time. He played just over 16 minutes.

The Warriors built a 15-point advantage following a three-point play from Randolph before settling for a 92-81 lead entering the final quarter.

The Warriors ended the first half with an 18-7 run to take a 59-51 lead into intermission. 

Notes: Belinelli missed the last three games with turf toe. ... Davis missed the last trip to Oakland with a bruised tailbone. ... Maggette averages 19.7 points in 27 games coming off the bench, the second-best mark in the league behind Dallas' Jason Terry. ... Morrow scored 20-plus points for the third time, and the first since Nov. 18. ... Warriors C Andris Biedrins missed his second game with a sprained left ankle. ... Clippers F Zach Randolph returned to the lineup after missing two games for his father's funeral. ... Camby got his second double-double since recording a pair of them in back-to-back games Jan. 14 and 17.

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