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The Warriors fought back from 15 points down to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but could not maintain the momentum the rest of the way in Monday’s 115-111 loss in Charlotte. The loss spoiled an otherwise stellar night from Stephen Curry, who caught fire in the second half and finished with 43 points and nine assists. As hot as Curry was down the stretch, the Warriors as a whole were equally cold in the first half. The team shot 33 percent in the first quarter and played from behind for just about the entire game. Klay Thompson overcame a slow start to finish with 22 points and David Lee had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors, who will come home from a three-game road trip to host the Mavericks on Wednesday on #DubNation Night at Oracle Arena.
Mark Jackson
On tonight's game:
“The Bobcats got a rhythm early and we were a step slow. Draymond Green gave us a burst of energy, we made a run and started scoring. Defensively when we needed stops we didn’t come up with them.”
On coming back to tie the game:
“We showed a lot of fight, there is no question about that. But that is that type of fight you give before you get down. We don’t have to prove that we can fight back into ballgames. What we do have to prove is that we can take over games early and play 48 minutes of our brand of basketball.”
Stephen Curry
On tonight's game:
“We’ve got to focus on how we start games with our focus, effort and energy. Defensively, we were better in the second half, we just couldn’t make any shots and gave them a 10-point lead. It’s tough to come back from that against any team on the road. It’s a tough loss for us.”
On Charlotte's defense:
“They were trying to send me to spots where they had help and force me take bad shots, especially when I missed my first four. They continued the game plan and it was just me trying to shoot myself out of the slump. Like I said, we just didn’t have the energy as a unit in the first half. It’s tough to get going, you’ve got to find a way to control the game when the shots aren’t falling.”
On playing well in his home town:
“It’s always fun to play in front of your friends and family and people you know. You want to play well. It was a fun game, but very disappointing. It’s early in the season, but this game stings a bit more than the rest. It’s tough to drop a key road game at this point in the season, it just happened to be in Charlotte.”
Klay Thompson
On tonight's game:
“We have to come out with our own energy like we did in Memphis. We did a good job of it that night, but didn’t do it tonight. We came back a little bit after we changed our attitudes and stopped the turnovers.”
On the difference between home and road games:
“Great teams are great on the road and at home, especially when you know you’re better than the other team. We’re about to go home, which is nice, but you’ve got to take it one game at a time. If you look too far forward into the future, you just get complacent.”
ONE MORE TO GO
The Warriors travel to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats on Monday in the final game of their three-game road trip. The contest will finish a stretch in which Golden State played seven of eight games on the road. This will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season, with the second to come at Oracle Arena on February 4. Golden State swept both games last season.
LAST TIME OUT
After losing 11 in a row to the Grizzlies, the Warriors finally got the monkey off their back, and did so in impressive fashion, defeating Memphis 108-82 on Saturday night. The Warriors led from start to finish, and were carried by the usual suspects. Klay Thompson led all scorers with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting. David Lee posted another double-double with 23 points and 11 boards, while Stephen Curry did the same with 22 points and a season-high 15 assists. It was the first win on the back end of a back-to-back for the Dubs so far this season. GAME RECAP
NEED THE LEE-DER
Last season, David Lee became the first Warriors player to be selected to the All-Star game in 17 years. This year, however, things haven’t been coming as easily for him. Although he continues to put up double-doubles in bunches, the fact of the matter is that with the evolution of Stephen Curry and the addition of Andre Iguodala, Lee isn’t getting the ball in his hands as often, which can explain his slight dip in production. Saturday’s game, however, was a reminder of how good the Dubs can be when everyone is firing on all cylinders, particularly Lee. He posted his fourth 20-point/10-rebound game of the season, and easily outproduced Zach Randolph, who has been a tough matchup for him throughout his career. If Lee can build on this game and get back to last season’s form, it would do wonders for a Warriors squad that has been struggling a bit while others recover from injury. DUB THE VOTE
CAPTAIN CURRY
Well, that didn’t take long. Stephen Curry, in just his fifth season in the league, is now the Warriors all-time leader in three-pointers made with 701 after passing Jason Richardson (700) during Saturday’s game. It’s just one of many shooting-related franchise records Curry will hold when all is said and done, but still, it speaks to just how efficient he’s been from long distance. But as we know, he’s much more than just a shooter, and Saturday’s game showed exactly why. Although he played the first 45 minutes of the game, Curry didn’t have a field goal in the first half, and instead was focused on facilitating the offense, racking up nine first-half assists in the process. He would finish the game with a season-high 15 assists, further cementing his position as one of the premier point guards in the NBA. This is just the next step in his evolution as a player, and boy, is it fun to watch. MORE ANALYTICS ON CURRY’S SHOOTING | DUB THE VOTE
CHARLOTTE SCOUTING REPORT
For the first time in a long time, when pundits are talking about the Bobcats, they’re doing so in a positive manner, and for good reason. Although still under .500 with a record of 9-11, they currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, and are on pace for their first playoff berth in franchise history. Much of their improvement is due to the addition of low-post presence Al Jefferson, who was acquired in free agency this past summer. Teaming him up with the likes of Kemba Walker and Gerald Wallace has proved to be a decent squad, and if the Warriors hope to end their road trip on a positive note, they cannot overlook a Bobcats team that is no longer a cellar dweller.
Injury Report
GSW: Toney Douglas (stress reaction, left tibia), Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery), Andre Iguodala (left hamstring strain) and Ognjen Kuzmic (fifth metacarpal fracture, right hand) are out.

CHA: Brendan Haywood (stress fracture, left foot) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (non-displaced fracture, left hand) are out. Jeffrey Taylor (left heel contusion) is questionable. Bismack Biyombo (sprained right ankle) is doubtful.