WARRIORS FALL IN OVERTIME THRILLER (Wednesday, May 9) - The Warriors erased a five-point halftime deficit to force overtime on Wednesday night, but were eventually taken down by the host Jazz in a 127-117 contest. Baron Davis led the way for the Warriors all night, finishing with 36 points, seven assists and four steals, while Jason Richardson scored 27 on 9-20 shooting. With the Jazz leading 2-games-to-0, the series will now return to ORACLE Arena for Games 3 and 4. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here.
Don Nelson On Tonight's Game
"What another great game. I thought the game was ours. The free throw betrayed us. It was right there. All we had to do was make free throws, but we didn't do it. I really feel sorry for the guys that missed. I know how hard that is on them; it's harder on them than it is on me. It's tough to take a loss like that. We're not a great free throw shooting team. And we haven't lost many games because of it. That's pretty strange. Usually that costs you games, but only maybe once or twice all regular season. But then in this big game it bit us right in the behind. We did a lot of the things that we wanted to do and did them well enough to win the game, but unfortunately the free throw, the lack of the free throw shooting, beat us."
Baron Davis On Tonight's Game's Game Being A Tough Loss
"Oh yea, absolutely, absolutely. That one we gave away. We gave that one away and it hurt, it hurt a lot and to their credit they hit big shots.
On The Physicality Of The Game
"It's a physical series. We're out there banging and doing all we can. It's tough when you're small and you're trying to do everything right but we fight and we keep fighting and putting ourselves in a position to win on the road and now we have to go back home and see what we can do."
Stephen Jackson On Tonight's Game
"Once again we didn't finish the game. We didn't make plays at the end. Turnover here, turnover there. Deron Williams made a big shot. (Memhet) Okur threw some lucky shot in. They made some big shots down the stretch and we didn't. Point blank."
"We're fine. We're going back home. We had to win at least ten games at the end of the season to make the playoffs. We don't feel any pressure. We know we let these games get away from us. We feel real confident how we played on the road. We're just ready to go home and win at home."
Jason Richardson On Tonight's Game
"It's really tough. We'll go home now and have two at home and we have to get back and get focused, can't be negative about it, just play ball."
On If It's His Most Painful Loss
"Yes. It had to be the most painful loss. We had the game. A play here a play there, maybe a free throw here, a stop there would have won the game. It hurts when you lose like this."
Al Harrington On Letting Kirilenko Shoot
"Obviously you see we wanted him to the shoot the ball and we feel that if he shoots the ball it gives us a better chance to do what we need to do defensively. Kirilenko did a great job, he accepted the challenge, he kept attacking, he kept shooting when he felt he had the rhythm and he was probably the difference in them winning the game tonight, contributing with 20 points and just all the activity he had."
On The Loss
"Yea, it's tough but we've got to move on, we just need to get home. We feel like we can win every game at home, that's the type of confidence we're running with in our building. We're just looking forward to playing at home Friday night."
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