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Saturday, March 13, 2010
7:30 p.m. - Oracle Arena

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD) | Radio: KNBR 680
* HD signal not available on DirecTV or Dish Network.
Promotions: Friends And Family Offer

WARRIORS
(17-47)
RAPTORS
(32-31)
Full Game Notes: Warriors | Raptors

MULTIMEDIA


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Monta Ellis Profile

Basketball 101 With Jim Barnett

Warriors Weekly: Music Video


Stephen Silas Discusses The Toronto Raptors


Don Nelson Practice Interview - 3/12/10


Monta Ellis Practice Interview - 3/12/10


The Warriors continue their four-game homestand on Saturday against Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors . The first meeting of the season between the two clubs will feature another Friends & Family offer, allowing fans to save up to $79 on a package that includes four game tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and four bags of chips. The contest is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m., and fans unable to attend the game will be able to catch the action on CSN Bay Area (HD) or KNBR 680.

Saturdays match-up is one that the Warriors cant wait for. The team feels that they let one get away in Thursdays 110-105 loss to the Trail Blazers in the opener of the homstand. Golden State led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but cold shooting down the stretch allowed Portland to out-score the Warriors 27-9 in the fourth quarter. Heading into Saturdays match-up, theres no question that Golden State will be eager to return to the court and eradicate that bitter taste left from Thursdays defeat.

One of the players to watch on Saturday night will be Monta Ellis. The Warriors guard played on Thursday after missing the prior six games with a back injury. Ellis had 17 points before ultimately fouling out in the fourth quarter, and he figures to be even more effective as he eases back into basketball shape. If Ellis is on top of his game, he is one of the most difficult match-ups in the NBA for opposing defenses. Better yet, opposing defenses must focus on him, which opens the door of opportunity for the rest of the Warriors.

Among those who can benefit from the strong play of Ellis is Stephen Curry. The Warriors leaned on the rookie guard tremendously while Ellis was out with injury, and Curry responded with some of his best basketball of the season. As discussed in the latest warriors.com blog entries, Curry is considered by many to be a top candidate for this seasons Rookie of the Year Award. The Charlotte native can certainly further his case for that honor with a strong showing against the Raptors.

Ellis and Curry will be looking to take advantage of a Raptors team that has lost seven of its last eight games. Toronto will be playing the third contest of a four-game West Coast road trip, and theres no doubt that the team will be hungry for a win to maintain its position in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Led by All-Star forward Chris Bosh, the Raptors are within two games of fifth-place Milwaukee and a game and a half of being out of playoff position all together.

Following Saturdays contest, the Warriors will wrap up their homestand against the Lakers on Monday and the Hornets on Wednesday in a Hardwood Classics contest. From there, Golden State will embark on a two-day, two-game road trip in San Antonio and Memphis before coming back home to host the Suns on Monday, March 22.

EXTRA NOTES:
Andris Biedrins underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle ... The Warriors signed Reggie Williams to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday ... Catch every segment from the most recent episodes of the Warriors Weekly TV Show by clicking here ... Guarantee seats to see this season's final Bay Area appearance of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers by purchasing a Warriors Four Pack Mini-Plan Ronny Turiaf visited with fans and signed autographs at a Verizon Wireless store in Milpitas on Wednesday, March 10. For a full photo gallery of the event, click here.

BLOG SQUAD:
Check out warriors.com's latest blog entry and see how Stephen Curry is impressing onlookers across the country. Also, read Ronny Turiaf's blog for an in-depth Q&A regarding the big man's love of film.

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Injuries & Inactives:
Warriors: Ronny Turiaf (sore left knee) is questionable. Vladimir Radmanovic (sore right achilles) is day-to-day. Andris Biedrins (athletic pubalgia), Anthony Randolph (sprained left ankle), Kelenna Azubuike (left patellar tendon injury), Raja Bell (left wrist) and Brandan Wright (shoulder surgery) are out.
Raptors: None.




QUICK LOOK

RECORD:

OVERALL: 17-47

At Home: 13-19
On Road: 4-28

VS. West: 10-29
VS. East: 7-18

CURRENT STREAK:
Lost 6
At Home: Lost 1
On Road: Lost 11


LEADERS:
(Per Game)

Points:
Monta Ellis - 25.5

Rebounds:
Andris Biedrins - 7.8

Assists:
Curry - 5.4

Minutes:
Monta Ellis - 41.2


VS. TORONTO

CURRENT STREAK:

Won 1

THIS SEASON:
0-0

2008-09:
1-1
10/31/08: L, 108-112 (OT)
12/29/08: W, 117-111
COMING UP

  • vs. L.A. Lakers
    ... March 15 - 7:30 p.m.
    ... TV: CSN (HD*) & ESPN
    ... Radio: KNBR 680


  • vs. New Orleans
    ... March 17 - 7:30 p.m.
    ... Hardwood Classics Night
    ... TV: CSN (HD*)
    ... Radio: KNBR 680


  • at San Antonio
    ... March 19 - 5:30 p.m.
    ... TV: CSN (HD)
    ... Radio: KNBR 680

    * HD signal not available on DirecTV or Dish Network


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