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Warriors-Hornets Game Recap - 1/5/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights



New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
January 5, 2011



Warriors Earn Comeback Victory
Trailing by 10 points to start the fourth quarter in New Orleans, the Warriors came alive in the final period and fought their way to a 110-103 victory over the Hornets. Playing their final game of a five-game road trip, Golden State outscored New Orleans 38-21 in the fourth quarter. Monta Ellis scored a game-high 29 points, including 12 in the fourth. Stephen Curry shot 6-11 from the floor and 8-8 from the free throw line and tallied 21 points and four steals. David Lee and Andris Biedrins both returned to the court for the Warriors, and the team received solid contributions off the bench from Lou Amundson and Ekpe Udoh. Golden State committed just eight turnovers, while forcing 18 on the defensive end. The Warriors will now fly back to the Bay Area and prepare to host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in a game featuring a special Family & Friends offer.
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Monta Ellis scored 12 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights


Monta's Circus Shot


Monta Pre-Game

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Warriors
29
18
25
38
110
Hornets
34
24
24
21
103


Team
GSW
NOH
Points
Ellis - 29
Paul - 24
Rebounds
Amundson - 12
Okafor/Ariza - 10
Assists
Ellis/Curry - 4
Paul - 13
Steals
Curry - 4
Ariza - 2
VS.

January 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

Promotions:
Family & Friends Offer

VS. CLEVELAND
Current Streak: Lost 4

This Season:
0-0

2009-10 Season:

11/17/09: L, 108-114
1/21/10: L, 114-117

FULL GAME PREVIEW






Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
Our team played the way we had envisioned them playing. All of our guys are back and healthy and our bench came in and gave us the needed energy to help us get back in the game. This is what we thought we could have once our guys got healthy. Im proud of the way our guys preformed tonight. We talked about limiting our turnovers and I thought tonight we did an excellent job in that area. Weve been playing good basketball but sometimes that doesnt show up in wins. Our guys have a great deal of mental toughness to keep working when things dont go our way, eventually things will begin to go our way.

On getting a key win on the road:
Sometimes you dont get the real outcome when youre playing good basketball because you may not end up with the win. Our team has come out with a great deal of mental toughness and believed that sooner or later that things will start falling into place. I think having the tough games weve had paid off tonight, and all we can do is keep working and use this to get better.

On trying to dictate tempo during the game:
They wanted to pace it down, and we needed to pace it up with what we needed. We wanted to get the pace up in the area of the floor where were most effective. Our guys did a great job of getting to the spots where we can run our offense the right way. Teams think that all we want to do is run up and down the floor, but in the end we know where our guys have to be in order to score, and we had to work hard to keep them off balance defensively.


Monta Ellis


Monta Ellis Audio Interview




Stephen Curry
On tonight's win:
It was huge for us. I dont know how many we were down going into that fourth quarter, but we really took advantage of that first three minutes and got a ten point lead. For us to kind of squander it and still find a way to get stops and get the win was huge for our morale and our confidence. Theyre a slow team and they value each possession. They run the clock and run their offense. If theyre scoring on it, then the game goes at a slow pace. If we can get stops and push in transition and kind of speed them up, its to our liking.

Stephen Curry Audio Interview




David Lee
On tonight's win:
"We didnt play a great game, but everybody filled in for everyone else. We did the jobs and finished it out. It was a good team win. The best opportunity were going to have is with numbers, now we can wear teams down and can be up tempo and play the way we want to play, knowing that when you get tired, somebody can come in for you.
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