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Warriors-Pacers Gametime Preview - 1/19/11
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

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The Warriors will go for their third-straight victory when they take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Share and save 50 percent on this contest and enjoy half-off all remaining tickets, courtesy of Esurance. The fourth contest of the Warriors five-game homestand will tip off at 7:30 p.m., and fans unable to attend the game will be able to follow the action live on CSN Bay Area (HD) and KNBR 680.

Winners of two straight, the Warriors will go into Wednesdays contest looking to keep the momentum rolling after posting impressive wins over the Clippers on Friday and the Nets on Monday. Theres no question that the team is in a critical stretch of the season. With 10 of their next 11 games at home, the Warriors need to string together some victories now if they want to be part of the 2011 playoff picture. Following Mondays slate of NBA action, the Warriors stood four games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and three teams stand between them and the eighth-place Portland Trail Blazers.

Its a little early to be scoreboard watching, and all that the Warriors really need to focus on is playing good basketball. Of course, it starts with Monta Ellis, who is continuing to play like an All-Star. Hes now third in the NBA in scoring (25.7 ppg), but he can do much more than score points. He had nine assists on Monday and is second on the team in that category (5.6 apg). Ellis is also holding his own on defense, as he currently ranks third in the NBA in steals (2.28 spg).

While Ellis has been getting it done all season, one player who is just now beginning to come around is Andris Biedrins. The longest tenured Warriors player opened the season on a strong note, but a sprained left ankle caused him to miss nine games and it took him a few games to return to form. But over the last two games, Biedrins has displayed a back-to-the-basket game and a defensive presence in the paint. He tallied three blocks against the Nets and in the process he passed Clifford Ray to move into eighth place on the Warriors all-time career blocks (467) list. If Biedrins can provide consistent production, the Warriors become that much more of a complete team.

The Pacers will be the Warriors third-straight opponent with a losing record, but Indiana can be a dangerous team. Danny Granger leads the team with 21.2 points per game, and the Pacers are especially tough on defense. They are fourth in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.437) and allow just 98.0 points per game. Needless to say, the Warriors will need to knock down some shots should they extend their winning streak to three games.

After Wednesdays contest, the Warriors will host their Northern California rival Sacramento Kings on Friday in a Family and Friends contest in which fans can save up to $33 per ticket on a package that includes a hot dog, soda and bag of chips with each ticket purchased. The Warriors will then play a road game against the Clippers on Saturday before opening an eight-game homestand against the Spurs on Monday. Other upcoming home games include the Hornets (Jan. 26), the Bobcats (Jan. 28), the Jazz (Jan. 30), the Bucks (Feb. 3), the Bulls (Feb. 5), the Suns (Feb. 7) and the Nuggets (Feb. 9).

This season's All-Star Ballot has been released. Vote for Andris Biedrins, Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and David Lee to represent the Warriors at the NBA's 2011 All-Star Game in Los Angeles ... Stephen Curry has recently been named a finalist for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service ... The Warriors have reached an agreement with Troy Wenzel to serve as the teams head athletic trainer for the remainder of the 2010-11 season, taking over for Tom Abdenour, who accepted a position with San Diego State University earlier this month ... The 2011 Warrior Girl Swimsuit Calendar is now on sale.

Full-length segments of the Warriors Weekly TV Show are available by clicking here, and be sure to catch the next episode on Wednesday (Jan. 26) at 6:30 p.m. on CSN Bay Area ... The Warriors Weekly Radio Show typically airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on KNBR 680. Listen to past shows by clicking here.

With All-Star balloting under way, we figured now would be a good time to go over the All-Star credentials of some of the Warriors. Read the most recent warriors.com blog entry and see why Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, David Lee and Andris Biedrins are worthy of your All-Star consideration.











Injuries: Warriors - None.
Pacers - None.


OVERALL: 17-23

At Home: 11-7
On Road: 6-16

VS. West: 10-15
VS. East: 7-8

Won 2
At Home: Won 2
On Road: Lost 1
(Per Game)

Monta Ellis - 25.7

David Lee - 9.6

Stephen Curry - 5.9

Monta Ellis - 40.9


Won 1


2009-10 Season:

11/11/09: L, 94-108
11/30/09: W, 126-107

_vs. Sacramento
...Jan. 21 - 7:30 p.m.
Family & Friends Offer
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_at L.A. Clippers
...Jan. 22 - 7:30 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_vs. San Antonio
...Jan. 24 - 7:30 p.m.
Jack's Box Office Specials
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680
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