MILWAUKEE -- The last time Don Nelson emptied his bench so thoroughly, he was in Portland 11 days ago, and Golden State was on the receiving end of an out-and-out whipping from the Trail Blazers.
Saturday night, the outcome couldn't have been more different.
Forced by a combination of injury and foul trouble to dig deep into his bench, Nelson unearthed players with little or no prior playing time this season, and that motley crew helped the Warriors finish off their fourth successful road trip with a 119-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Forward Al Harrington scored a team-high 27 points and Baron Davis added 19 points, eight assists and three steals, but those contributions might have gone to waste if not for the work completed at the other end of the roster.
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Rookie guard C.J. Watson scored a career-high 13 points, and reserve centers Patrick O'Bryant and Kosta Perovic -- the latter making his NBA debut -- combined to help bridge the gap when starter Andris Biedrins got into early foul trouble.
"They were huge. Our bench has been playing well for us these last five or six ballgames," Davis said. "Anytime you get sparks like that, it propels the starters to play harder. It gave us a good rest and an opportunity to jump on them in the third quarter."
Jump they did. The Warriors (25-17) won for the fifth time in six games simply by running away and hiding in the third period, putting the hammer down on the outclassed Bucks (16-24) by a 41-22 count. The reserves made it stick, not allowing Milwaukee to get any closer than 18 points in the fourth quarter.
"We all had to do our part," O'Bryant said. "The next three in line had to pick it up tonight."
Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 24 points.