Big Night For Ellis In Loss; Curry Hurts Ankle Again The Warriors led for the majority of the game but the Spurs rallied in the fourth quarter and handed the Warriors a 101-95 loss on Wednesday in San Antonio. Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry carried the Warriors early, but Curry (20 points, 8 assists) aggravated an ankle injury in the third period and was unable to return. The Warriors led by four when Curry went down and Ellis kept the Warriors afloat with 38 points and seven assists before the Spurs went on their fourth-quarter run. Now 2-4, the Warriors wrap up their road trip on Friday against the Lakers.
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Points Ellis - 38 Curry - 20
Parker - 21 Jefferson - 17
Rebounds Lee - 10 Brown - 7
Duncan - 11 Blair - 9
Assists Curry - 8 Ellis - 7
Parker - 8 Ford - 8
Steals Ellis - 2 Two Tied - 2
Duncan - 3 Blair - 1
Mark Jackson On If The Mood Changed When Stephen Curry Went Down:
Its natural to think here we go again, as a player. It was a disappointing loss. Things were still going our way. The bottom line is giving up 31 points in the fourth quarter is not a way to close out a victory on the road.
On What The Spurs Did Differently In The Fourth Quarter:
They made shots. We had some breakdowns. It was disappointing.
On The Performance Of Monta Ellis:
He was incredible and inspiring. He made every play. I asked him if he needed a breather, he said, No. It didnt look like he was out of gas. Not only am I asking him to make the plays on the offensive end, but Im asking him to defend Tony Parker on the other end. He gave me everything he had. Im proud of his effort and his leadership. I hope that his passion for the game truly becomes contagious in the locker room.
Stephen Curry On Re-Injuring His Right Ankle:
I got the steal. It was either a steal or a deflection but I got the ball. Put up a pump fake in transition and took off on my right foot. I pushed off on my toe and it flipped over. It was just a re-aggravation of the same thing that has been happening. It is another frustrating incident that I have to deal with.
On Measuring The Severity Of The Injury:
The way I do it is I tell the athletic trainers the instant pain I feel and this is the worst it has been. I am sure it has to do with the fact that its the third time. It is hard to say exactly how to react. I tried to put weight on it. I did put weight on it. I tried to tape it back up and lace it back up to go back out there but it started to stiffen. We will just have to see how it reacts tomorrow. Its dj vu all over again.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
Friday, January 6, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
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