|Golden State's Baron Davis was flying high with 33 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds to spark the Warriors in Washington. (NICK WASS/Associated Press)|
Don't get Baron Davis wrong.
Of course he was excited about his first triple-double of the season. Of course he was thrilled his Golden State Warriors beat host Washington, 123-115, to end the Wizards' six-game winning streak.
Still, Davis knew something wasn't right last night: Gilbert Arenas wasn't there.
"It was great. It was just playoff atmosphere. The only person we were missing out there was Gilbert," Davis said. "That would have been it."
Washington was 3-0 without Arenas, expected to miss at least three months after having left knee surgery Wednesday.
In a rare instance of double triple-doubles, Davis had 33 points, 15 assists, and 11 rebounds to outdo Washington's Caron Butler, who had 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
They're the first pair of NBA opponents with double digits in three statistical categories in the same game since Orlando's Tracy McGrady and New Jersey's Jason Kidd did it Feb. 23, 2003.
"The fans got their money's worth tonight, definitely," said Stephen Jackson, who scored 28 points, including 10 in a 2 1/2-minute stretch of the third quarter and two threes in the fourth as the Warriors pulled away late.
Nets 98, SuperSonics 93 - Richard Jefferson kept up his stellar start to the season, scoring 30 points, and visiting New Jersey held off Seattle's fourth-quarter rally.
Averaging a career-best 24.5 points so far, Jefferson continued to carry the Nets' scoring lead even with Vince Carter available again after missing time with a sprained right ankle.
Magic 105, Bobcats 92 - Dwight Howard had 34 points and 17 rebounds to help Orlando overcome a poor shooting night and beat visiting Charlotte.
Pacers 111, Mavericks 107 - Danny Granger scored 25 points and Jamaal Tinsley added 24 to help Indiana hold off Dallas in Indianapolis.
Suns 113, Clippers 94 - Amare Stoudemire scored 13 of his season-high 29 points in the decisive third quarter, and host Phoenix matched the best start to a season in franchise history with an 11-2 record by beating Los Angeles.
Pistons 83, 76ers 79 - Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points and Detroit held on to beat Philadelphia for its fourth home victory in four games.
Spurs 101, Grizzlies 88 - Tim Duncan scored 28 points and San Antonio got its fourth straight win by beating visiting Memphis.
Heat 98, Rockets 91 - Shaquille O'Neal (26 points, 14 rebounds) and Dwyane Wade (31 points) played their best games of the season, and host Miami, which had been 0-5 at home, beat Houston.
Jazz 99, Hornets 71 - Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead Utah over New Orleans for its sixth consecutive home victory.
Nuggets 99, Timberwolves 93 - Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and Kenyon Martin had a season-high 18 to lift host Denver over Minnesota.
Trail Blazers 87, Kings 84 - LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Portland to victory over visiting Sacramento.