Lee Leads Warriors Over Suns For Third Straight Win
David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors powered through a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday at home. Playing on the back-end of a back-to-back, Lee notched his fourteenth double-double of the season to give Golden State its first three-game winning streak. Monta Ellis overcame a slow start and finished with 18 points and seven boards while Nate Robinson chipped in 11 to lead the Warriors bench over the Suns 39-25. The Warriors will be back on Wednesday, taking on the Portland Trail Blazers at home on @warriors tweetup Night.
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Curry to Lee Connection
David Lee Postgame - 2/13
Stephen Curry Postgame - 2/13
Ekpe Udoh Postgame - 2/13
Monta Ellis Postgame - 2/13
Klay Thompson Postgame - 2/13
Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/13
Points Gortat - 25 Frye - 18
Lee - 28 Ellis - 18
Rebounds Gortat - 12 Two Tied - 5
Lee - 12 Two Tied - 7
Assists Nash - 14 Hill - 5
Curry - 5 Two Tied - 3
Steals Nash - 2 Three Tied - 1
Curry - 1 Six Tied - 1
Mark Jackson On The Warriors' Defense:
We did a great job of defending I thought early on Steve Nash was being Steve Nash and they were getting whatever they wanted. We made adjustments, got aggressive in pick and rolls, stayed in front and made multiple effort plays and closing out shooters. Offensively thats not going to be a problem. We came in at halftime and I think we were shooting 37 percent. We felt real good where we were at because we are going to make those shots. I told them at halftime, The old Warrior team would be down 15-20 points because their defense wouldnt have kept them in the game. In spite of us missing shots, our defense allowed us to still be in the ballgame.
On Ekpe Udoh:
Im certainly pleased with what hes doing on the floor. Outstanding defense on the pick and roll, on the block, all over the place, altering shots and then offensively hes becoming more aggressive. Thats a shot when I met him during the NBA Finals I said I want you to shoot that shot that mid-range jumper and on the block hes giving us something. The guy is playing great basketball and Im really pleased that hes responding.
On The Bench Supplementing Monta Ellis' Scoring
Thats what good teams do. In spite of having star players not play well, they find a way to win. My reserves scored 38 points tonight. They defended and they changed the tone of the game. I have to give my starters credit, Monta [Ellis] started 0-9 and continued to battle, continued to grind it out and continued to defend. You talk about Monta [Ellis] and Steph [Stephen Curry] in the past we talk about this team not rebounding both guys had seven rebounds. Thats winning basketball. I think you have to find a way to win in spite of everything not going your way.
Stephen Curry On What Tonight's Win Says About This Team:
That we are headed in the right direction and trying to get wins whichever way we can. Our shots werent falling today. Some guys had it going so we tried to win on the defensive end. I dont remember the last time we kept the Suns under 100 points (2/11/04). Thats where we won the game; we got stops when it mattered.
On David Lee's Play:
He was attacking and being aggressive. We went to him a lot down in the post, even isos in the wing where he was getting to the basket and finishing around the basket. He controlled the glass, thats what he does. Hes a double-double machine when hes out there playing the way he is supposed to. It was a huge game from him.
Nate Robinson On Defense Picking Them Up Tonight:
Thats what a team is for. Guys picking up other guys when theyre down and not shooting the ball well. Its a team game.
On Second Unit's Play:
We just play hard regardless if we make mistakes, we just play through it. It has been working for us. Hopefully we can continue to do that through the course of the season, continue to play hard and take care of each other.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.
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