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Warriors-Jazz Game Recap - 1/30/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights



(20-27)

Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
January 30, 2011


(28-20)


Warriors Take Down Jazz
The Warriors got off to a strong start and rode that momentum to a 96-81 victory over the Jazz on Sunday night at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry had 10 points and five assists in the opening period in which Golden State shot 61.9 percent from the field, setting the tone for the teams second home win over the Jazz this season. Curry finished with 27 points and seven assists, while Andris Biedrins came through with his second-straight double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds). Reggie Williams had the hot hand off the bench with 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting, including a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point distance. With a four-game losing streak put to rest, the Warriors will now have three days off before returning to action on Thursday to host the Milwaukee Bucks in the first Hardwood Classics Night of the season. That match-up will also feature a Beat the Bucks Night offer that includes a free Little Buck tri-tip sandwich from Buckhorn Grill.
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Stephen Curry led the way to a Warriors victory with 27 points and seven assists. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights


Nightly Notable:
Stephen Curry


Coast To Coast


Up And Under


Head On Collision


Keith Smart
Pregame Interview

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2
3
4
F
Warriors
31
18
22
25
96
Jazz
25
20
16
20
81


Team
GSW
UTA
Points
Curry - 27
Jefferson - 16
Rebounds
Amundson - 11
Jefferson - 14
Assists
Curry - 7
Millsap - 6
Steals
Curry/Ellis - 2
Millsap - 4
VS.

February 3 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680

Promotions:
Beat The Bucks Night
Hardwood Classics Night

VS. MILWAUKEE
Current Streak: Lost 4

This Season:
0-1

11/13/10: L, 79-72

FULL GAME PREVIEW






Keith Smart
On Monta Ellis having an off-shooting night:
I could see it. Ive been around him so I can feeland I was trying to let him work into it but I just thought the guys really rallied around and they picked up the slack. We have to have that when one of those guys Monta (Ellis), Steph (Stephen Curry), Dorell (Wright) or David (Lee) are not playing well someone has to step up big. I thought Reggie (Williams) did a good job and the energy by Lou (Amundson) provided that for us tonight. Andris (Biedrins) played well, second game in a row hes done some good things for us, but I just felt that the energy wasnt there for him right at the start. Sometimes thats going to be that way. The guy (Monta Ellis) has done so much for us already, but I think Reggie (Williams) did a good job when he was in there.

On Andris Biedrins having back-to-back double-doubles:
We just have to keep communicating with him, not just myself but the guards and the forwards who play the most minutes with him. Its important that all of our guys help each other have a good game. Its important that when they see someone strugglingits not from the coaching staff all the time.

On Stephen Curry's game:
Well I told him not to defer. I said to him Dont defer to the players, you still have to play your game and keep yourself going. There were a couple of times where he tried to get Monta (Ellis) a couple of shots there, but it did open up things for him to be aggressive when hes (Monta Ellis) not playing the way we know hes capable of playing.


David Lee
On tonight's game:
I dont think tonights win was won on the offensive end, we didnt score 115 points. Monta (Ellis) played very good defense, had a bunch of loose balls. Tonights game was won on the defensive end. If we can play that way defensively then were going to make enough shots to win if we dont then we move on to the next game. But the way we did tonight, we have been talking about our defense being soft the last few games, our defense was not soft tonight. The second unit played the entire fourth quarter and did an incredible job. It was team basketball.


Andris Biedrins
On the media's perception of him:
I never read anything even if its good or bad. I know what I have to do. I am getting back on track and I am happy about that. Im going to keep working and more to come.

On out-rebounding the Jazz:
I think we did really well especially when the bench came in Lou (Amundson) had 11 rebounds in 18 minutes. Everybody was taking care of the ball. They are a good rebounding team.

On his relationship with Coach Smart:
Me and Keith (Smart) always had a great relationship since the first day I got here. Hes always been here for me and always making sure I am doing alright. He came for a couple of summers to Latvia to see how Im doing and how Im working. That tells you how much he cares about you. After good or bad games he calls or texts me after the game and says good job or dont worry well get there. I think its a special relationship like that if a coach can call you after the game and tell you, you did a good job or you didnt do so good but you still have that communication.

Andris Biedrins Audio Interview


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