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Warriors-Hornets Game Recap - 2/15/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights


Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
February 15, 2011


Warriors Rally For Another Home Win
The Warriors overcame a slow start and rallied to a 102-89 victory over the visiting Hornets on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. After trailing by as many as 15 points in the opening quarter, the Warriors tightened up their defense and held New Orleans to 39.7 percent shooting from the field over the final three quarters. Jeremy Lin, Charlie Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic ignited the games 180 in the second quarter, and Radmanovic had 11 points in the period as Golden State closed the half on a 32-14 run. Monta Ellis led the way with 21 points, David Lee and Dorell Wright each had 16 points and Stephen Curry finished with 14 points and eight assists as the team picked up its sixth win in the last seven home games. The Warriors wont have much time to enjoy the victory, as they will travel to Salt Lake City to take on the Jazz on Wednesday in the final game before the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Dorell Wright was one of five Warriors to score in double figures in Tuesday's victory. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights

Lee Slam

Nice Hustle

All Wright

Hardwood Classics Legend: Franklin Mieuli


Ellis - 21
Belinelli/West - 15
Udoh - 7
West - 7
Curry - 8
Paul - 10
Ellis/D Wright - 2
Jack - 2

February 16 - 6:00 p.m.
EnergySolutions Arena
Salt Lake City, UT

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 1050

Current Streak: Won 1

This Season:

11/5/10: W, 85-78
12/13/10: L, 95-108
1/30/11: W, 96-81


Tim Roye's Game Recap

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
I just think we had it in us to do it. I thought our benchthe bench won the game for us tonight without a question. Those guys came in when we needed something. Charlie Bell was in here running the treadmill doing a power workout with Mark Grabow (Director of Athletic Development) before the game just getting ready. Thats a veteran. The guy hasnt played all year, but hes been conditioning and training for his moment, and this was his moment tonight. But the rest of the bench came in; they gave us an incredible boost. Monta (Ellis) and Stephen (Curry) picked up three fouls and we needed something. Jeremy Linthe whole bench played well and gave us a cushion and got us back in the game and from there all we had to do is play ball and make this team chase us. We knew once we got a lead it was going to be difficult for this team to catch up with us.

On the bench tonight:
Well I needed to keep a scorer on the floor. Dorell (Wright) has played very well against New Orleans. Hes done some nice things and I knew I would have a plus with him on the floor because he can run some pick-and-rolls, he can keep the floor spaced and also be a ball handler out there for us especially when those guys got those three fouls. So we kept a scorer on the floor with the other guys and keep them in kind of a motion type offense to where the ball isnt stuck in one of those guys hands to be the decision maker and they just did a good job. It was a team effort. Thats what weve been trying to develop herea functioning team.

Stephen Curry
On having two-straight quality wins:
Weve been known to have some great performances then have a let down right after. So for us to come out and not start the way we wanted to, but we found a way to stay in the game, our defense kept us in it all night. For us to get a win like that is huge for us especially before the All-Star break. We get another chance tomorrow to get a big win where weve struggled up in Utah. Im looking forward to that opportunity.

David Lee
On the team's recent defensive improvement:
I think its been all about effort. I thought we controlled the paint and didnt give them many easy buckets tonight. I think our defense especially in the second half really took off. We had a total team effort tonight. We rotated guys in and out. It was an unbelievable team effort against a very good New Orleans team who had our number last time they came.

On tonight's win coming before All-Star Weekend:
We knew we had to get at least one out of two and now we have to get selfish and try to get both of these. Were going into Utah, a tough Utah team who is struggling right now, we need to get one on the road to get our confidence up. Its starting to look more and more like this East Coast trip that we have right after the break is going to be huge for us. We have to get a rhythm on the road and it starts tomorrow night.

Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell Postgame Interview

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