TORONTO (AP)—Golden State turned to its 3-point shooting to beat the Toronto Raptors.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points and the Warriors made a season-high 17 3-pointers in a 108-98 victory over Toronto on Friday night.
Golden State took a season-high 37 long distance attempts and made 15 in an overtime loss to Houston on Wednesday.
“If we make them we’re all good, but we can’t live by the 3,” Richardson said.
Baron Davis had 20 points and 11 assists, Derek Fisher scored 21 points and Troy Murphy added 20 for the Warriors, who went 17-for-29 from beyond the arc and finished one off their franchise record of 18, accomplished twice last season.
Golden State tied the record for most 3-pointers by a Toronto opponent.
“We were penetrating and kicking the ball out. We got our 3-pointers because of good ball rotation. We have a lot of guys who can shot,” Richardson said.
The Warriors have attempted more than 200 3-pointers, more than their opponents after 23 games.
Chris Bosh scored 27 points for the Raptors, who dropped to 4-19 overall and 1-11 at home.
“We showed no composure at all,” Bosh said.
Toronto committed 16 turnovers, which led to 21 points.
Jalen Rose had just two points in 11 minutes.
Rose threw his mouth guard into the crowd after missing a shot in the first quarter. A fan didn’t know whether to catch it or not.
“They got a souvenir,” Rose said.
Golden State’s Zarko Cabarkapa entered the game just 1-for-2 from beyond the arc this season, but he went 3-for-4 against Toronto. He capped a 14-2 run at the end of the third quarter with a 3-pointer, giving Golden State a 78-66 lead.
Toronto repeatedly cut the lead to 10 or 11 in the fourth quarter, but Golden State kept making 3-pointers.
“If you make those shots you look like a million bucks,” Golden State coach Mike Montgomery said. “If you don’t, they’re fastbreak starters for the other team.”
The Raptors got off to a rare good start in the first quarter. Charlie Villanueva capped a 12-2 run with a 3-pointer, giving Toronto a 21-11 lead.
Villanueva had 18 points—two days after coach Sam Mitchell criticized his practice habits.
“They hit 17 3-pointers,” Villanueva said. “It’s hard to win a game when you allow that.”
Golden State routed Toronto at home three weeks ago. … The Warriors face only two winning teams on their five-game Eastern trip. … Toronto’s Mike James went 5-for-5 from beyond the 3-point arc, tying a team record for 3-pointers made and none missed. James had 19 points.