OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, Dorell Wright made a career-high seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors overcame a sloppy offensive night to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-109 on Wednesday.
Ellis sat out the final 37 seconds of the third quarter and was on the bench for the first 4:48 of the fourth when Memphis pulled within 94-89 on Hasheem Thabeet's free throw. He returned and scored five straight points, made a key steal off Memphis center Marc Gasol, then scored Golden State's final five points on free throws.
Wright had 25 points and six rebounds, and David Lee added 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors (3-1), who committed a season-high 20 turnovers.
Rudy Gay scored a season-high 35 points and had seven rebounds for Memphis.
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