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Game Recap: Warriors vs. Suns - 2/13/12
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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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 that’s 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 wouldn’t 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:
“I’m certainly pleased with what he’s doing on the floor. Outstanding defense on the pick and roll, on the block, all over the place, altering shots and then offensively he’s becoming more aggressive. That’s 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 he’s giving us something. The guy is playing great basketball and I’m really pleased that he’s responding.”

On The Bench Supplementing Monta Ellis' Scoring
“That’s 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. That’s 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 weren’t falling today. Some guys had it going so we tried to win on the defensive end. I don’t remember the last time we kept the Suns under 100 points (2/11/04). That’s 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, that’s what he does. He’s a double-double machine when he’s out there playing the way he is supposed to. It was a huge game from him.”


Nate Robinson
On Defense Picking Them Up Tonight:
“That’s what a team is for. Guys picking up other guys when they’re down and not shooting the ball well. It’s 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.”


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Monday, February 13, 2012
Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.




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