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Warriors-Jazz Gametime Preview - 1/30/11
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA


TV: CSN Bay Area (HD) & ESPN
Radio: KNBR 680
View Tip-Off Program

Promotions:
Family & Friends Offer
Greek Heritage Night

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Coming off of Fridays 121-113 overtime loss versus Charlotte, the Warriors will be back in action on Sunday when they host the Utah Jazz . The Western Conference showdown will mark a Family and Friends offer, allowing fans to get a Wienerschnitzel hot dog, soda and bag of chips with each ticket purchased. Packages start at less than $50, and fans can save up to $33 per ticket on seats in the lower level. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., and those unable to attend the the game will be able to follow the action live on CSN Bay Area (HD), ESPN and KNBR 680.

Golden State will be looking to get back on track after Friday's disappointing defeat. Stephen Curry scored 27 points, and Monta Ellis and Dorell Wright each had 21, but it was not enough to stop a late run by the Bobcats.

One player to watch on Sunday will be Andris Biedrins. On Friday, Biedrins turned in an impressive effort, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds. The longest tenured Warrior has had an up-and-down season, but he has quite been quite productive against Utah. Biedrins has averaged 8.0 points and 16 rebounds in two games against the Jazz, and his partner in crime in the frontcourt has also fared quite well. David Lee has come through with two double-doubles in as many games against Utah this season, and whether or not he and Biedrins can maintain that level of productivity on Sunday will go a long way in determining the games outcome.

Of course, the Warriors greatest strength is their backcourt. It was Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry who led the way in November 5s home win against the Jazz with a combined 43 points and nine steals. Opponent game-plans often revolve around slowing down the Warriors guard duo, but that task is much easier said than done. During Joe Lacobs appearance on KNBR on Thursday, the Warriors owner noted how they are the most productive guard tandem on offense in the NBA. The team will surely look for both Ellis and Curry to lead the way in a potential second-straight home win over Utah.

The Jazz, meanwhile, will be looking to break out of their current funk. Before defeating Minnesota on Friday, Utah had lost six-straight games. Despite their recent struggles, the Jazz can never be dismissed from being a threat. Deron Williams (21.9 ppg, 9.4 apg) is no doubt one of the top point guards in the NBA and Utah has a talented front line that will certainly challenge that of the Warriors. Williams status for Sunday is still uncertain due to a hyper-extended right wrist, but the Warriors will undoubtedly prepare as if he is going to play. Golden State has already beaten Utah once this season, and doing so again would certainly give them some momentum as they complete the second half of the homestand.

Following Sundays game, the Warriors will continue their homestand with Beat The Bucks Night on Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The Warriors will then close out the homestand with games against the Bulls (Feb. 5), the Suns (Feb. 7) and the Nuggets (Feb. 9). The Warriors will then play a road game in Phoenix on February 10 before coming two more home games against the Thunder (Feb. 13) and the Hornets (Feb. 15), respectively.

EXTRA NOTES:
Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber provide an inside look at the organization in the Owner's Box on warriors.com. Send them an e-mail and see if your question is answered in the next entry ... Stephen Curry has been named a finalist to compete in the 2011 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles ... Curry has also 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.

WARRIORS WEEKLY TV AND RADIO SHOWS:
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.

BLOG SQUAD:
Monta Ellis ranks among the league leaders in several categories, but the praise from his peers might make for his best case to become a 2010-11 NBA All-Star. Read the most recent warriors.com blog entry and find out what Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson are saying about the All-Star guard.

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Curry

Ellis

Wright

Lee

Biedrins


Watson


Bell


Kirilenko


Millsap


Jefferson
Injuries: Warriors - None.
Jazz - Raja Bell (sore neck/left shoulder), Kyrylo Fesenko (sinus infection) and Deron Williams (hyper-extended right wrist) are game-time decisions.



RECORD:

OVERALL: 19-27

At Home: 13-10
On Road: 6-17

VS. West: 11-18
VS. East: 8-9

CURRENT STREAK:
Lost 4
At Home: Lost 3
On Road: Lost 2
LEADERS:
(Per Game)

Points:
Monta Ellis - 25.6

Rebounds:
David Lee - 9.9

Assists:
Stephen Curry - 5.8

Minutes:
Monta Ellis - 41.2
VS. UTAH

CURRENT STREAK:

Lost 1

THIS SEASON:
1-1

11/5/10: W, 85-78
12/13/10: L, 95-108
COMING UP

_vs. Milwaukee
...February 3 - 7:30 p.m.
...
Beat The Bucks Night
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_vs. Chicago
...February 5 - 7:30 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_vs. Phoenix
...February 7 - 7:30 p.m.
...
MMA Night, Presented
...By Dethrone Royalty
...TV: CSN & NBA TV
...Radio: KNBR 680
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