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Warriors-Suns Game Recap - 2/7/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights


Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
February 7, 2011


Warriors Comeback Falls Short
The Warriors cut a 23-point deficit down to five in the fourth quarter, but couldn't complete the comeback in a 104-92 loss to the visiting Suns on Monday night. Monta Ellis had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and David Lee also came through with a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Suns, who made 13 3-pointers to just two for Golden State. Reggie Williams helped fuel the comeback with 19 points off the bench, but Phoenix put the game away with three straight baskets after the Warriors had cut their deficit down to five. The Warriors will now wrap up their longest homestand of the season with a Hardwood Classics Night contest against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Warriors will honor Rick Barry during the game and fans can get a Ticket and a T-Shirt for as little as $20.

Monta Ellis had 21 points and a career-high matching 12 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Suns. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights

Leap Frog


Ellis - 21
Frye - 19
Ellis - 12
Frye - 11
Curry - 8
Nash - 15
Four Tied - 1
Lopez - 2

February 9 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680

Ticket & A T-Shirt Offer
Hardwood Classics Night

Current Streak: Lost 7

This Season:

11/22/10: L, 89-106

Tim Roye's Game Recap

Keith Smart
On switching to zone defense
“You had to (play zone). They just spaced you out so well, and I knew they were going to come back and start posting up again so I had to try to go zone to mix it up and take them out of some of things they were going to try to do … The zone bought us some time, got us back into the game and gave us some momentum to where they were taking shots that they really didn’t want to take because they’re a pick and roll team.”

On the team's offensive struggles
“To beat Phoenix…you’re not going to beat them at their game. It’s not going to happen. We’ve scored 130, 132 points. You’re not going to do that over the long haul. You’re going to have to turn down opportunities to get a better shot, or a layup, or get fouled and get to the free throw line. You’ve got to score in the paint against this team if you’re going to have a shot. Because if you’re not shooting the ball, definitely tonight, you’re going to have trouble.”

On Ekpe Udoh’s minutes:
“The minutes are coming, but you could see he was gassed. I mean the tank was empty on him. When he got back to that free-throw line there was nothing left in there. But he’s moving up. He did some really nice things, controlled the paint got some big blocks and did some nice things in there from a defensive standpoint…also offensively. He’s moving at a great pace, but I thought when we got that run he was big part of that, but I think he was spent from there.”

Monta Ellis
On tonight's game
“We played terrible. It was embarrassing the way we came out and played. We had been playing great last few games and to come out here and put a performance like this is very disappointing.”

On the loss
“I think it speaks for itself. When it’s time for me to say something I will say it but right now we’ll let it roll off our tongue and move on. We’ll go to practice and look at film and try to get the next one.”

David Lee
On tonight's game
“Coming out in the first quarter we just didn’t play our best. A lot of times us shooting the ball well gets us out of that, but I think we were 2-of-18 from the three. I will live and die with our four main shooters shooting those shots. They shoot a great percentage so many nights, tonight wasn’t our night. We had more points in the paint than they did, out-rebounded them, had more fast break points. We just didn’t shoot the ball particularly well and they shot the ball real well at times from beyond the three. It was just one of those game and we’ll move on.”

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