Warriors Taken Down In OT
The Warriors were unable to hold off the visiting Bobcats in overtime on Friday, eventually falling in a 121-113 contest at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry scored a team-high 27 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, while going 8-12 from the floor and 4-5 from three-point range. Andris Biedrins (10 points, 12 rebounds) and David Lee (12 points, 11 rebounds) each notched double-doubles for Golden State, with Monta Ellis and Dorell Wright each scoring 21.The Warriors shot 46.6% from the floor and made 11-of-25 three-pointers, but it was not enough in the end, as Charlotte rallied to force overtime before outscoring Golden State 20-12 in the extra period. The Warriors will continue their season-long eight-game homestand on Sunday against the Jazz in a Western Conference showdown that will feature Family and Friends offer at Oracle Arena.
Keith Smart On whether he wanted to foul when up three in the fourth quarter:
“No, because it was 15 seconds when they got it across. We got him to miss the shot, and it came down low. Everyone got sucked in and the ball came out long and now you have to run out and scramble and they moved the ball real quick and he (Stephen Jackson) hits a bank three. 15 seconds to start you can’t say let’s foul then. You try and look at six, seven seconds you want to be down in there. Maybe if we were closer to the guys when we got the initial rebound, and it may have been around six or seven seconds then without a question I foul every time up by three.”
On Andris Biedrins and Bench Scoring:
“Yeah, that’s hard. That’s hard because your center has been beaten up the last couple of days and you got him to play at a nice high level. It was one of those nights where Reggie (Williams) came off and was playing well, so you had a lot of things that were going to break the right way for us at the end had we pulled it out. But now all that stuff goes under a bridge and you don’t have that now. It was a disappointing loss that we had control of and we tried to control it, but we just didn’t.”
Stephen Curry On if tonight's loss hurts:
“The way it happened did. Having control of the game and being up 16 to giving it away. Then not being able to get one stop at the end of the game. It all boils into one pot. We had a chance to win the game and we didn’t. It’s really frustrating when we play hard. It’s not like our effort was the reason we lost. We just had lapses where we couldn’t rebound, gave up too many baskets down low and we let them back in the game.”
Andris Biedrins On tonight's game:
“We made so many mistakes. We can’t do that. We just didn’t do our job. We thought we had the win in our hands and we just kind of backed off. They made the plays. The last shot off the backboard you can’t do anything about that. It’s just very frustrating.”
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