Warriors Taken Down In Final Minute Playing the first game of a four-game road trip, the Warriors were unable to overcome a slow start and fell in a 112-100 contest against the Bobcats in Charlotte. Golden State cut Charlotte's 20-point fourth quarter lead to six, but the Bobcats were able to hold off for their third victory of the season. David Lee tallied 24 points and 16 rebounds on the night, while Monta Ellis scored 18. The Warriors will now travel to Detroit, where they will face the Pistons tomorrow at 3pm.
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Points Lee - 24 Ellis - 18
Henderson - 26 Walker - 23
Rebounds Lee - 16 Two Tied - 5
Mullens - 7 Henderson - 6
Assists Ellis - 6 Three Tied - 3
Augustine - 7 Walker - 5
Steals Robinson - 2 Six Tied - 1
Walker - 2 Augustine - 1
Mark Jackson On tonight's game:
We jumped on them early and then we took our foot off the gas because we thought it was going to be easy. The good news is that we play again tomorrow. Ultimately this is the NBA, and when you think you can just walk into someones home and beat them, its not going to happen. We made them comfortable and they picked us apart. It was a disappointing loss across the board.
On the fourth-quarter comeback:
It wasnt until the group came off the bench, hustled and played Warrior defense, which got us back into the game. They did a great job of fighting back.
Dorell Wright On tonight's game:
We shot 41%, and if we dont have it going we need to get stops on the other end, thats whats going to win games. We cant outscore teams anymore, we dont play that type of basketball anymore. We have to get stops on the defensive end and continue to play hard all 48 minutes.
On bouncing back after a loss:
The best thing about the season this year is that there is a game every other day so its a great chance for us to get our record back to where we need it to be instead of losing a game like this, a tough one, and waiting three or four days to play again. We have to show up, each and every one of us, and play hard, stop talking about it and doing it. We have the team to go out there and beat anybody, youve seen how weve played against the top teams, but we need to play like that against everybody.
Dominic McGuire On tonight's game:
We just didnt come out ready. You give a team like that confidence in getting shots and they just ran with it from there. We came out early and looked like we were ready, but they scored 38 points in the first quarter so obviously we need to do something different.
On the teams mindset:
I think we took it for granted. We came out thinking this was an automatic win, but this is the NBA so you have to bring it every night. Even if on paper you think its going be a win, you still have to come out and get the win.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:00 p.m.
The Palace Auburn Hills, MI
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