Monta Saves The Day, Warriors Go Into Break With 2-Straight Wins
Monta Ellis (26 points) played the role of hero, knocking down a last-second fade-away jumper to lift the Warriors to a 106-104 victory in Phoenix on Wednesday. The shot saved a game that the Warriors once led by 21 points and sent the team into the All-Star Break as winners of two straight. David Lee sparked the team with 13 of his 22 points in the opening period and Dorell Wright had 23 points and seven rebounds. Stephen Curry and Ekpe Udoh suffered injuries in the game, but have six days to heal before play resumes on Tuesday in Indiana.
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Lee's Putback Slam
Curry's Oop to Dorell
Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/22
Monta Ellis Postgame (Radio) - 2/22
Monta Ellis Postgame (TV) - 2/22
Points Ellis - 26 D Wright - 23
Rebounds McGuire - 9 D Wright - 7
Assists Ellis - 6 Robinson - 5
Steals Robinson - 3 Curry - 2
Frye - 22 Gortat - 21
Gortat - 15 Frye - 9
Nash - 9 Hill - 6
Frye - 3 Two Tied - 1
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
I feel like we executed on both sides of the basketball when it matters most. And if I had to design a win, I would have designed it this way. It was much better for our future to grind out a win. I like the fact that they are a team that is going to compete, they got back into the game, they took control of the game. But we buckled and were disciplined enough on both sides of the basketball to come out of here with a win. It was a great victory, absolutely great victory. And Dominic McGuire, nine rebounds in limited minutes, six offensive rebounds, has a big time defensive board, does a great job defending. Just a total team effort and Monta (Ellis) with a big shot down the stretch.
Monta Ellis On Tonight's Game:
We played hard together as a team. I mean, my teammates, I give them full credit catching the ball when I was passing it, setting great screens for me, getting me open shots and making big shots down the stretch, and getting defensive stops on the other end.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
They are a good home team and they made a run on us. We had some stretches we didnt play as well as we should have in the second half. And the most important thing is defensively and offensively, we made some plays down the stretch capped by Montas great shot there at the end and were happy we were able to get that one, especially before a couple days off.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
US Airways Center Phoenix, Ariz.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:00 p.m.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
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