The Golden State Warriors have won three of their last four home games.
They’ll look to continue their success at home when they welcome the New York Knicks to the Arena in Oakland.
Golden State will also be looking to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping both ends of home-and-home series with the Denver Nuggets.
Mike Dunleavy scored a team-leading 19 points Friday, but the Warriors fell behind by 10 after one quarter and could not recover in a 98-91 loss.
“We had a good effort in the second half, the guys just didn’t quit,” Golden State coach Eric Musselman said. “Falling behind by 10 in the first quarter and giving up 28 points is too much to overcome against a good basketball team.”
The Knicks have lost three straight, including the first two games of their five-game western road trip.
Despite shooting 52.1 percent Friday, the Knicks fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 88-81. New York could not maintain a 19-point first half lead.
“It was an energy issue, especially in the third quarter,” Knicks guard Allan Houston said. “Late in the game we didn’t get the necessary stops and we just couldn’t score.”
Keith Van Horn scored 15 points to lead the Knicks, who opened the trip with a 95-87 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday. Forward Antonio McDyess scored 14 points in 20 minutes off the bench in his third game back from a knee injury.