|Jackson leads Warriors over Lithuanian team|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:32|
C.J. Watson added 12 points and five assists off the bench while Kalenna Azubuike had 15 points for the Warriors in their final tuneup before next week's season opener.
Jackson shot 10-for-16 from the floor, made five 3-pointers, and scored 16 points in the third quarter. Lietuvos trailed by 20 at halftime and pulled to 76-70 before Jackson scored on consecutive trips down the court to spark a 15-4 run that put the Warriors comfortably ahead for good.
Players from both teams met at midcourt prior to the opening tipoff to exchange gift bags. The goodwill lasted throughout the game, though Maggette and Lietuvos center Matthew Nielsen were both hit with technical fouls in the second quarter.
ed for Australia in the Beijing Olympics. A referee stepped between the two before Jackson escorted Maggette away.
Chuck Eidson, who spent one season in the NBA's Development League before moving to Europe, had 28 points, eight assists and nine rebounds for Lietuvos. Nielsen added 11 points, six assists and six rebounds.
Golden State trailed 30-28 in the first quarter but went on a 15-2 run to take control. Maggette had 11 points and five rebounds while Jackson added 11 points for the Warriors, who led by as many as 22 and went into halftime with a 65-45 lead.
Lietuvos scored the first 10 points of the third quarter before a dunk by Maggette got the Warriors back on track. Jackson followed with his first 3-pointer of the fourth quarter and Golden State rolled to the easy win.