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Game Recap: Warriors vs. Rockets - 2/12/12
Five Warriors Put Up Double-Digits To Rise Over Rockets
Monta Ellis had 33 points and seven assists as the Warriors notched a 106-97 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Golden State took a lead it wouldn't relinquish during a 13-0 second-quarter run that spanned more than four and a half minutes. David Lee had 15 points and 13 rebounds for his third-straight home double-double and Klay Thompson continued his strong play with 14 points off the bench. The Warriors will be right back at it on Monday night, taking on the Phoenix Suns at home on Tim Hardaway Bobblehead Night.
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Points
Martin - 28
Scola - 14

Ellis - 33
Lee - 15
Rebounds
Scola - 13
Two Tied - 7

Lee - 13
Udoh - 6
Assists
Lowry - 9
Two Tied - 3

Ellis - 7
Lee - 6
Steals
Lowry - 4
Lee - 2

Three Tied - 2
Two Tied - 1
Mark Jackson
On The Second Quarter's Defensive Effort:
We did a great job of bouncing back. We gave up 29 points in the first quarter, turned the basketball over, allowed them to get it going in transition and we missed assignments. But I thought our guys did a great job of battling, competing and then regrouping once things were not going our way second quarter was crucial for us. Just a great job of bouncing back against a team that has been playing well and they have been working extremely hard.

On Klay Thompson's Development:
I watched him during a workout before the draft and he was by far the best player. The thing I love about him is nothing bothers him, its absolutely funny he doesnt care. Hes a great shooter, but hes a big time competitor. Underrated defender, underrated defender and its scary to think just how good hes going to be.

On Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry:
Theyre a heck of a tandem. I think what they are doing right now is playing off of one another. They are realizing who has the hot hand and at all times they have been unselfish. From day one those guys look to make plays for one another almost too much. Theyre a talented tandem and when they are clicking they are as good as it gets in this league.


Monta Ellis
On Being On A Roll Offensively:
It just feels good. Shots are going in. Teammates are finding me and just making plays.

On Playing Well Defensively As A Team:
Really we are just covering each others back, scrapping and intensity. We are ready to turn this around. I think right now its a great opportunity for us. We are trying to get back to .500 before we get to the All-Star break and put ourselves in a great position.


David Lee
On Playing Well Defensively:
Our last two games here we have found our stride. Weve had times in the first half where we had done a great job. Tonight we gave up a lot of points in the first quarter but at some point of the game it comes down to locking down on defense. The last two games weve done a great job in the second half of doing that and making a run.

On Living By The 3-Point Shot:
Weve also been attacking the basket. We do have great three point shooters. With guys like Stephen (Curry), Dorell (Wright), Klay (Thompson) and Monta (Ellis), its not like we dont have guys who are not used to hitting them. We have guys capable of hitting those shots. The most important thing is were not settling for contested ones. We are taking wide open shots and I trust those guys to hit those shots.


10-14


16-12


Sunday, February 12, 2012
Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.





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