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WARRIORS POSTGAME RECAP


Warriors
(33-21)
VS.

Celtics
(41-11)

ORACLE Arena
February 20, 2008

With the score tied in the game's final seconds, Baron Davis nailed a game-winning twenty-foot jumper to help the Warriors secure a dramatic 119-117 victory over the visiting Celtics on Wednesday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points, the Warriors stormed back thanks in part to the support of a franchise record 20,711 fans in attendance at ORACLE Arena. Davis scored 29 points for Golden State, while Monta Ellis tallied 26 points and nine assists. Andris Biedrins and Al Harrington each notched a double-double in the victory. The Warriors will now enjoy one day off before hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

BOX SCORE | RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS

GAME LEADERS

GSW
BOS
Points
Davis - 29
Allen - 32
Rebounds
Biedrins - 13
Garnett - 15
Assists
Ellis - 9
Two Tied - 6

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February 22 - 7:30 p.m.
ORACLE Arena
TV: FSN (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680
Promotions: E-Loan Student Body

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QUOTES



Don Nelson

On tonight's game:
Well what a game, what a game. We battled back from a terrible start in Utah and looking back, it was probably wise to pull the plug on that one a little early and try and save something for this one. In the 3rd quarter in Utah I didnt think we had much of a chance so we saved them for tonight. Im glad that a mistake that happened with eight seconds left to play did not cost us the game. Very happy about that. Call it what you will, but it really was a good game - to be in and compete in and I think Ive said this about five times, but win or lose it was a joy to play against such a great team and we had to play well over our heads to win it.

On Monta Ellis:
Well a season high nine assists, and he was struggling a little bit out there. They were doing a good job tonight denying him the ball and I didnt think he was working hard enough to get it. That was the my conversation most of the game - that he needed to work harder to get the ball in his hands because thats where we wanted it. We couldnt run enough plays that I wanted with the team I had out there unless he had the ball because I wanted Baron on the receiving end of a lot of those plays. He finally got the message and we got the ball where we wanted most of the time.



Baron Davis
On his game-winning shot:
Its a play that coach runs for me all the time and I just wanted to get to my shooting spot and get him off his balance. I knew I could hit the pull up if he was gonna back up and I was able to get some good lift and get up under the ball.

On getting the win:
We knew there was a sense of urgency coming from Utah and coming in playing the number one team in the league. Our fans are great and they pumped us to this victory. Everybody played great coming off the bench. And thats what were trying to do, were trying to get back to these playoffs and every game counts.

On Monta Ellis:
Hes been patient, hes been practicing everyday, playing well in practice and learning the game and his individual talent. Hes probably the most talented person on this team. Hes doing an excellent job for us and he continues to practice well and shoot the ball well so we look for him all the time.

On Andris Biedrins:
Hes really coming of age. Our young guys are really coming of age and proving themselves. And Dre was aggressive, he was aggressive down there and anytime hes aggressive he plays well.



Monta Ellis
On Baron's game-winner:
Great job. He went down and knocked some free throws down and then hit the biggest shot of the game. Coach designed the play for him and he broke his man down, got open, created space and knocked the shot down.

On playing without Stephen Jackson:
Everybody gave their all. Everybody has to give a little more than they do when hes on the court.

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