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Recap - Warriors Defeat Charlotte 96-95

Monta Ellis went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading Golden State over Charlotte, 96-95, on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Bettors who backed the Warriors were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 205.5.

Golden State got 24 points from Stephen Curry and another 17 points from Dorell Wright. Monta Ellis contributed 5 assists, while David Lee cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Charlotte got 22 points from Stephen Jackson in a losing cause and another 20 points from Gerald Wallace. D.J. Augustin contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Nazr Mohammed had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Golden State were victorious, as the score was 52-46 at the break.

Charlotte won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-39.

Next game, Golden State takes its act on the road to face Miami looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head home to face Miami.