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Warriors-Nets Game Recap - 1/17/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights

Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
January 17, 2011

Warriors Improve To 2-1 On Homestand
Playing in their only home day game of the season, the Warriors came through with a 109-100 victory over the Nets on Monday. The Warriors paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the contest, and the team honored the basketball by issuing a season-low six turnovers. Monta Ellis led the way to the win, finishing with 26 points and nine assists, and David Lee came through with 24 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season. Winners of five of their last six at home, the Warriors will continue their homestand on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers . Spread the word and save 50 percent on all remaining tickets for this contest courtesy of Esurance, a proud partner of the Warriors.

Monta Ellis led the Warriors to their second-straight win with 26 points and nine assists. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights

Curry To Biedrins

Arena Link: David Lee


Ellis - 26
Lopez - 20
Lee - 10
Humphries - 10
Ellis - 9
Harris - 8
Ellis - 3
Petro - 2

January 19 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

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Current Streak: Won 1

This Season:

2009-10 Season:

11/11/09: L, 94-108
11/30/09: W, 126-107


Keith Smart
On season-low six turnovers:
"This is the second time we've had a real low number. The other time was against New Orleans where we had eight. If you take care of the ball you give yourself a chance to win. It compensates for some of the other things you maybe don't have on the offensive glass. But if you are taking care of the basketball so you don't give them opportunities to score in transition to where you can't get back and defend."

On the recent bench production:
Early in the year when the bench was complaining about not playingwell now theyre playing and theyre playing well. Thats what I was trying to get across to them is that you have to be productive when you come in off the bench because the starters are going to make mistakes and you cant make those same mistakes and not play well. But anytime I can give guys a chance to rest, give guys a chance to play they can get a chance to regroup and get their self together. I dont know who its going to be every night thats going to play well, but right now I got two maybe three guys that are playing well and thats what you need off your bench. Maybe not all five guys, but maybe three guys that can play well when you need it.

Monta Ellis
On the team having only six turnovers:
We were just patient. We let the game come to us. They have about the same system of plays like us. We just took to our time and looked for the open guy. We had to control the ball because if we would have turned the ball over they would have taken it and ran.

On the bench's production:
Its great. We are going to need everyman on this roster to step up when they have the opportunity. They have been doing that so far. If they continue to do their part and us starters continue to do ours we will be alright.

We just have to go out there and play basketball. We dont have to worry about statistics.

Stephen Curry
On if his ankle is bothering him:
Not at all. I thought I stayed in front of Devin Harris pretty well today. I just tried to block his shot and get the ball. Hes quick off of his feet. He didnt blow by me at all.

On sitting on the bench after two quick fouls:
Probably the toughest thing to do is get back into the game. You get frustrated that youre not playing. Its hard to stay in the game. Im cheering with my teammates but its disappointing that youre not doing what youre supposed to be doing.

On the team's next two games:
Theyre important because we are feeling good about ourselves and were healthy. We have to take it one game at time. Indiana is a hot team right now so we have to come out with the same aggression and feed of the crowds energy.
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