Warriors Fall In Sacramento After 4th-Quarter Comeback Forces Overtime
After the bench rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Warriors struggled in overtime and lost 114-106 in Sacramento on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a game-tying 3-pointer in the final second of regulation, and Nate Robinson had 20 points to lead the Dubstitutes. Dorell Wright had a team-high 24 points and Monta Ellis added 18 points in the defeat. The Warriors return home to host the Thunder on Tuesday, and the Dynamic Deal of the Week has tickets available for just $24.
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Points Wright - 24 Robinson - 20
Thornton - 28 Evans - 26
Rebounds Biedrins - 5 Two Tied - 5
Cousins - 20 Thompson - 16
Assists Curry - 9 Robinson - 4
Evans - 9 Salmons - 6
Steals Curry - 4 Six Tied - 1
Salmons - 5 Evans - 3
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
We got man-handled on the boards. Their four and five positions dominated us on the glass. We didnt step up to the challenge. At times its individual, and other times its collective. Its a mentality, a mindset. We didnt put forth the effort. They came out of the locker room (at the half) and scored 34 points in the third quarter. They out-worked us. We are going to have to look in the mirror individually and collectively and own up to the lack of effort. At the end of the day they out-worked us. Their starters out-scored us 104 to 63. You can sugarcoat it all you want, but thats bad basketball. We turned the ball over again and again. We gave up second-chance points and other opportunities. The things that you are not supposed to do on the road, we found a way to do it. Thats why we are leaving here with a loss.
On The Play Of His Reserves:
Our bench played incredible. It was outstanding. I look forward to the day where Im not a coach standing on the side questioning if I need to put my starters back into the game. Thats not a good feeling. You are supposed to have guys you can rely on that can pick it up when needed. Our bench just played at a different level. Nate (Robinson) was not ready to come back in (after sustaining an injury), and I got caught up in the moment and put him back in. Obviously he wasnt going to be loose, and clearly wasnt himself when he came back in. Thats on me. Nate said he was ready when he came back and he wasnt.
On Being Out-Rebounded:
Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks guard) is one of the all time great rebounders in this league. Its a mindset. Im not going to hang it on my power forwards and centers, although a chunk of the rebounds go to them. We have to be of the mindset that five guys, in order to close out a defensive possession, have to go out and secure the basketball. We are not doing that, and we are paying the price. It saps your energy when you give up second-chance opportunities and you have to do it all over again.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
Were a team. Second unit came in and did a great job of getting inside in the fourth quarter. They made plays in overtime to beat us. As a team its discouraging we lost again.
On The Third Quarter:
They played well. We came out. We took care of the glass in the third quarter better than we had in the first half but Marcus Thornton hit some shots. Hes the one that got hot and primarily got us there. Our turnovers once again led the way in fastbreak points.
Nate Robinson On Tonight's Game:
We played hard for the most part. Its just that theyre a great offensive rebounding team and they just get after it. They dont run a lot of sets and its not to perfection but one thing take my hat off to the Sacramento Kings is they just play hard. They dont care what happens. They just play hard and challenged us and we accepted the challenge. They kind of wanted it a little more than us.
On The Bench's Play:
We just play hard. Period. Sometimes our first unit is not always going to bring us energy. Thats our job. Thats why we come off the bench. Its to bring the team energy and build it up for the guys, the starting five. I think our bench just buys into it. We do a great job of playing the supporting role. Our starters have been playing great and as the bench our job is to bring energy.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Power Balance Pavilion Sacramento, CA
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Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.
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