Warriors Lose A 104-103 Nail-Biter In Memphis
It went down to the final possession, but the Warriors suffered a 104-103 loss on Saturday night in Memphis. After the Grizzlies went ahead on a putback with 5.6 seconds left, the Warriors were called for an offensive foul on the ensuing possession to seal the defeat. Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis broke out of their slumps in the loss, finishing with a combined 69 points and 12 assists. The Warriors will look to get back on track on Monday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers in the final home game before the All-Star Break.
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Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/18
Points Curry - 36 Ellis - 33
Gay - 19 Gasol - 17
Rebounds Lee - 9 Three Tied - 4
Gasol - 13 Speights - 8
Assists Curry - 6 Ellis - 6
Conley - 6 Three Tied - 3
Steals Curry - 2 Seven Tied - 1
Gay - 2 Two Tied - 2
Mark Jackson On the loss:
It was the little things, finishing out ball games. The last line of our defense is securing the basketball, and when it mattered most we werent able to do it. Im disappointed. Its a tough loss.
Its the little things that either win or lose ball games as we continue to find it out. When it matters most, there should be five guys in the paint area chasing down that loose rebound. At the end of the day, Tony Allen wanted it. Thats what winners do.
On the last play:
Once again we were in a position to win the ball game and we didnt because of a defensive rebound. Thats the disappointing part about it.
On the beginning of the game:
Its the process. We shouldnt put ourselves in position to have to fight back. They took control of the game, and we started off very sluggish. Give us credit we didnt quit, we didnt lie down. We fought back and took control of the game, and put ourselves in position to win. Its just a tough way to lose.
David Lee On the loss:
Certainly, our record is not as good as we want it to be. We have lost a lot of close games. The positive is we are not far off negative is we have let a lot of games slip away. Everyone on this team wants to win. The matter is we didnt make the play, and the Grizzlies came up with the win.
Nate Robinson On the loss:
We have to find a way to get the job done; its not going to be perfect. We have to find a way regardless of what it is. We shot ourselves in the foot tonight. Gave the Grizzlies 20 points early, came back and led by 10. Losing is old, we are toward the end of the season, we are scrapping together to get wins. We have to get on it now. Hopefully we will turn the page and get going. I think it was a great game. Tony Allen made great shots to lead the Grizzlies, and we didnt stop him.
Friday, February 17, 2012
FedExForum Memphis, Tenn.
Monday, February 20, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.
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