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Warriors rally to beat Wizards

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 41 points against Antawn Jamison and Washington, including a key 3-pointer.
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 41 points against Antawn Jamison and Washington, including a key 3-pointer. AP

OAKLAND -- Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 41 points, hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer and getting 10 of the Golden State Warriors' 12 consecutive points in the final minutes of a stunning 120-117 victory Monday night over the Washington Wizards.

Jackson's 3-pointer with 55.6 seconds to play gave Golden State its first lead since the opening minute of their 11th victory in 15 games. Monta Ellis added 22 points and Al Harrington had 21 for the Warriors, who fell behind by 23 points in the first half but gradually chipped away at the lead, eventually holding Washington scoreless for 2:50 while rallying to win.

Jackson, playing on a sprained left ankle, made six free throws and that big 3-pointer in the final minute, finishing one point shy of his career high after scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Roger Mason scored a career-high 32 points and Antawn Jamison added 25 for the Wizards, who lost their eighth in a row. Washington is on its longest skid in more than six years, giving up a 15-4 run by the Warriors in the final 3 minutes.

Baron Davis had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Golden State swept the season series from Washington for the first time in five years. The Warriors have rallied from a double-digit deficit 12 times this season.

Only Jackson's heroics prevented the Warriors' second embarrassing home loss to an injury-plagued Eastern Conference club in five days. Chicago outran Golden State for a 114-108 victory last week while playing without three of its top four scorers.

The Wizards, playing without injured regulars Caron Butler, Antonio Daniels and Gilbert Arenas, took a 17-point lead into halftime.

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