Lee & Bench Unit Spark Warriors To Victory David Lee scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 105-95 for their second-straight road victory. Golden States bench unit, sparked by Nate Robinsons 17 points and 10 assists, combined for 50 points and Andris Biedrins (11 rebounds, 1 block) helped lead a defensive unit that limited Cleveland to just eight points over the final nine minutes of the game. Brandon Rush and Klay Thompson combined for 6-for-7 shooting on 3-pointers for the Warriors, who close out their road trip on Wednesday in New Jersey.
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Robinson Down The Middle
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Mark Jackson Postgame - 1/17
David Lee Postgame - 1/17
Nate Robinson Postgame - 1/17
Points Lee - 29 Robinson - 17
Jamison - 19 Irving - 18
Rebounds Biedrins - 11 Lee - 9
Varejao - 13 Irving - 8
Assists Robinson - 10 Four Tied - 3
Irving - 5 Sessions - 4
Steals Ellis - 3 Two Tied - 2
Gibson - 3 Four Tied - 1
Mark Jackson On Winning Without Stephen Curry:
Thats what the good teams do. In spite of adversity they find a way to get it done. When you compete and defend, you will win your fair share of games in this league.
On Playing His Reserves:
I have to hold guys responsible if theyre not getting it done. We gave up 21 points in the first part of the third quarter, and then we shut them down. They finished with 29 (points) in the third quarter, and 21 (of those points) were on our starters, and thats unacceptable. I give my guys credit. Ive been on teams where the starters would have been upset, saying different things, and quit (on the team). The guys that went in won us the ball game, and the starters came back and sealed the deal. It was just a great team effort.
On Brandon Rush:
He just battles. (He) knocks down shots, doesnt make mistakes, (hes) a beast on the defensive end, (and has) a high IQ.
On Monta Ellis:
Hes a gamer; hes just an absolute gamer. He didnt have a great night offensively, but still battled, competed and made plays. He put his face in there, no pun intended, to make a play, and thats what winners do.
On Klay Thompson:
He played great. He gave us a chance defensively, and hes a shooter. I like the fact that hes not turning down shots Ill tell him when hes shooting bad ones, but I like the fact that hes aggressive.
On Andris Biedrins:
(How he played) wont show up on the stats sheet, but the bottom line is that he battled, jumped out, and got the ball of the guards handsHe was phenomenal tonight.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
The two teams were playing hard, and it (came down to) which team blinked first. I thought our starters really didnt play well to start the third quarter, and our reserves came in and did an unbelievable job keeping us in the game and getting us the lead back. When it was our (the starters) turn to come back in we took care of business in the end.
On The Play Of The Reserves In The Third Quarter:
Give Cleveland credit. Theyve been playing well, they were at home, they made a run to start the third, but it was our second unit versus their second unit and we did an unbelievable job getting back in the game.
Monta Ellis On His Performance:
It was just a bad shooting night for me. The whole team shot bad, but we did it on the defensive end. I was able to get what I wanted, but the (shots) werent falling.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:30 p.m.
Prudential Center Newark, NJ
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