Warriors Close Out Season-Long Homestand With A Win
An 18-2 Warriors run bridging the third and fourth quarters paved the way for a 119-101 victory over the Jazz on Thursday at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis took advantage of a shorthanded Utah backcourt in the decisive third period that saw the Warriors score 40 points, their highest output for a quarter this season. Ellis finished with 33 points and Stephen Curry totaled 29 points and 12 assists. David Lee added 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who finished their longest homestand of the season with a 3-3 record.
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Curry to Lee
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Stephen Curry Postgame (Radio) - 2/2
Monta Ellis Postgame - 2/2
David Lee Postgame - 2/2
Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/2
Stephen Curry Postgame - 2/2
Hayward - 21
Two Tied - 19
Ellis - 33
Curry - 29
Millsap - 11
Two Tied - 6
Lee - 14
Biedrins - 9
Tinsley - 13
Howard - 4
Curry - 12
Robinson - 3
Two Tied - 2
Two Tied - 1
Two Tied - 3
Four Tied - 1
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
"You can’t expect that night in and night out. We really, in the second half, separated ourselves offensively. We executed, we took care of the basketball, we limited their second chance opportunities, and we defended. A thing of beauty - unselfish basketball. You look at David (Lee) struggling early on shooting the basketball, but continued to battle. Couldn’t be more satisfied with the effort collectively."
On Stephen Curry & Monta Ellis:
"They are dynamic backcourt that can score and at their best I would put them up against anyone in the game. We know what they are capable of doing and the challenge to them is to not tease us. They are not going to have numbers like this every night, but they battled defensively, took care of the basketball and got quality looks in our sets. And another thing, they were involved defensively going to rebound the basketball. We have to do that collectively and they did a great job of getting in the mix."
On Andris Biedrins:
"Eight (rebounds) in the first quarter was great and he was guarding against a legitimate homerun hitter in Al Jefferson who can flat out score on the block. We told him he’s yours just like we told him last time we faced him with Kwame (Brown) and Dre (Andris Biedrins) –we trust those guys to defend them one-on-one. We’ll live with him making tough shots and then we’ll make the adjustments accordingly. Dre (Andris Biedrins) did a great job of battling, keeping them in front, wasn’t worried about fouling, was active diving to the hoop offensively and pursued the basketball in the first quarter, He really gave us great minutes."
Stephen Curry On Tonight's Game:
"A good team with a good starting unit has that mentality every night, especially on their home court when they need to win. The last two nights we needed wins but we got them different ways. Tonight the starters did a great job coming out with an aggressive outlook. When the momentum swung our way we took control of the game and finished it out."
On The Third Quarter:
"We had some rhythm. We found some sets that we could really exploit, getting the ball into certain guys hands and D Lee (David Lee) running the pick and rolls. We got some stops and got out into transition where we used our speed. That’s where we’re at our best. A combination on both ends made us really play well."
Monta Ellis On The Whole Team Being Active On Both Ends Of The Court:
"We did that for the whole 48 minutes. The biggest thing was defending and getting out and run. I think we did a nice job of boxing out, getting rebounds, getting out and run and into transition. We were playing Warrior’s basketball. Steph (Stephen Curry) did a great job of getting everyone involved, finding the open guy and knocking down open shots."
Andris Biedrins On Starters Playing Well:
"I think everybody knew what they had to do. We just had to come out with a lot of energy because we knew that they played last night and they would be tired. That’s what we did."
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
Power Balance Pavilion – Sacramento, Calif.
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