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Game Recap: Warriors at Cavaliers - 1/17/12
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 State’s bench unit, sparked by Nate Robinson’s 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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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:
“That’s 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 they’re 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 that’s unacceptable. I give my guys credit. I’ve 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, doesn’t make mistakes, (he’s) a beast on the defensive end, (and has) a high IQ.”

On Monta Ellis:
“He’s a gamer; he’s just an absolute gamer. He didn’t 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 that’s what winners do.”

On Klay Thompson:
“He played great. He gave us a chance defensively, and he’s a shooter. I like the fact that he’s not turning down shots I’ll tell him when he’s shooting bad ones, but I like the fact that he’s aggressive.”

On Andris Biedrins:
“(How he played) won’t show up on the stats sheet, but the bottom line is that he battled, jumped out, and got the ball of the guards’ hands…He 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 didn’t 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. They’ve 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) weren’t falling.”


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

TV: CSN Bay (HD)
Radio: KNBR 1050

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