Warriors Close Trip With Loss In New Jersey
Playing the final game of a four-game road trip, the Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 107-100 contest in New Jersey on Wednesday. Monta Ellis kept the game close for Golden State, scoring 30 points while tallying five assists and six steals. David Lee notched another double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Dorell Wright scored 17 points on the night. The Warriors will now return home for a six-game homestand that begins on Friday when they host the Indiana Pacers in a Dynamic Deal contest.
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Points Ellis - 30 Wright - 17
Williams - 24 Brooks - 22
Rebounds Lee - 10 Two Tied - 3
Humphries - 15 Two Tied - 8
Assists Robinson - 7 Ellis - 5
Williams - 10 Brooks - 6
Steals Ellis - 6 Lee - 2
Humphries - 2 N/A
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
It is a disappointing loss. We had the game. Bottom line is if you dont close out quarters or close out possessions it will come back to bite you. Anthony Morrow knocks down a buzzer beater at the end of the quarter. He is a guy who was struggling all game long. It gives him life and it gives the Nets life. They out worked us, they beat us on the boards, and we had an opportunity to build on what we have been doing, but it was a disappointing loss. Were a no excuse basketball team. This was a win that we fully expected coming in. I give the Nets credit. They went and got the game and it is just discouraging on our part.
On the Nets effort:
They wanted it more. There were times when we were just waiting for calls or we were concerned about being pushed or shoved. Bottom line is you have to go get the basketball. Kris Humphries out worked us. They wanted the basketball more than we did. We didnt close out possessions. Our last line of defense is securing the basketball and we did not.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
It was a really disappointing loss tonight, similar to the Charlotte game. We just didnt get it done tonight. I have nothing more to say, they just out played us. They out played us on the boards. I had a lot of foul trouble there and never really got into too much of a rhythm. I give the Nets a lot of credit; they did a good job on the boards. Several guys for them got rebounds and it was just a bad loss for us. It is very disappointing, 2-2 is not the record that we were after, so its disappointing.
Monta Ellis On Tonight's Game:
Kris Humphries was an animal out therethat just sums it up. Im very disappointed we lost two very winnable games on this road trip that we should have had. We especially should have won tonight. I felt very good about it, but they out worked us. The Nets came out to win. We really need to just stick together. We need to go back in the gym, watch film and take it from there.
Dorell Wright On Tonight's Game:
Our goal when we left was to be 4-0. It is definitely a set-back for us. We know weve had some tough losses against some good teams but the way we competed the way we went out there and played each and every night is definitely not acceptable. Everyone in the locker room will hold each other accountable for that. When we get back to the Bay Area we will work hard and make sure that we bounce back. The Nets were really active on the boards, it was definitely unacceptable. Guys have to get on the boards, not just the big men: wings, point guards, everybody. We just have to give ourselves a chance. When we give up that many offensive rebounds we are not going to win that many games. They have guys that are very active, but there shouldnt be any excuses.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Friday, January 20, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
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