Warriors Fall Just Short In L.A.
After winning each of their last four games, the Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 113-109 contest in L.A. versus the Clippers on Saturday night. Golden State nearly pulled off an improbable fourth quarter comeback for the second-straight night, as the team erased a 10-point deficit in the final period, tying the game before the Clippers pulled away in the last minute of the game. Stephen Curry helped keep the Warriors in the game throughout the night, finishing with 32 points, eight assists and six rebounds. David Lee tallied another double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Reggie Williams came off the bench to score 16. After suffering an ankle injury in the final minutes of Friday's game, Monta Ellis suited up for the Warriors and finished with 17 points. Golden State will now return home for an eight-game homestand that will begin on Monday night when they host the Spurs in a game featuring Jack's Box Office Specials.
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Stephen Curry scored 32 points, handed out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds. (Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty)VIEW PHOTOS
Keith Smart On tonight's game:
“I thought our guys did a great job of competing and getting back in the game. The zone bothered them, I thought. Guys played well and they did everything possible to get back in the game. We gave up a couple big rebounds off the free throw line. But overall, I thought our guys, considering how last night’s game went, played well and gave us a chance to win the game at the end.”
On Stephen Curry:
“I think he played well; he’s looking for and taking his shots more. I think he needs to do that more than trying to pass to everyone. That opens up his passing game, by trying to make plays for himself first then others.”
Stephen Curry On tonight's game:
“I thought we played pretty poorly the whole game but somehow found a way to make a couple of runs to get back into it. Blake [Griffin] had a great game and hit that huge shot where we thought we had a chance to get a rebound and have control of the game with forty seconds left. With two seconds left we tried to protect the paint and make a four man take a long shot like that.”
Reggie WIlliams On coming off the bench:
“I just have to come in and give them good energy and not lose anything when I come in. I just try to bring energy when I play. We try to build on what they started and keep it rolling. The flow is already set and I just try to fit in.”
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