Warriors Slip In Indiana
The Warriors opened up the second half of the season with a 102-78 loss in Indiana on Tuesday. Playing without Stephen Curry, the Warriors shot 34 percent from the field and 3-for-22 on 3-pointers. Monta Ellis finished with 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes and David Lee chipped in 12 and six in the loss. Playing against his former team, Brandon Rush went 2-for-4 on 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Warriors will continue their season-long six-game road trip on Wednesday in Atlanta.
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Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/28
Points Ellis - 14 Rush - 14
Rebounds Rush - 7 Lee - 6
Assists Lee - 4 Robinson - 4
Steals Thompson - 2 Five Tied - 1
Granger - 25 Hansbrough - 15
Hibbert - 9 Two Tied - 9
Collison - 5 George - 5
George - 4 Granger - 2
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
Tonight was embarrassing. The disappointing part was that we allowed our inability to make shots affect how we defended. We went into the break playing great basketball. And tonight everything we had going for us was everything we didnt have. We missed shots and in this league you dont miss shots. This game was lost at the end of the second quarter. The end of the first quarter we put together a run and got back in the game. But the end of the second quarter, they go on an 8-1 run and they got all the rhythm. Thats why they won the ball game. That was the difference. You cant game plan for lack of effort. You cant game plan for turning the basketball over and you cant game plan for second chance points. We got out worked and drilled tonight. This is not our brand of basketball. Well see what were made of tomorrow night.
Brandon Rush On Tonight's Game:
They just came out with a little more energy than we had. They just played harder than we did. And they had a lot of weapons. (On the team hitting on 3-22 three pointers) Thats not us. I think were one of the best three point shooting teams in the league and tonight was not one of our nights.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
Just a bad game by all of us, all the way across the board. We fought back at the end of the first quarter and almost evened it up. In the second quarter, the last two minutes or so, they made a run and they came out in the third quarter and put the game away. Like Coach said after the game, if anyone thought they played well tonight, theyre kidding themselves. (On heading to Atlanta for game tomorrow) This was an important game for us tonight.
On Wednesday's Matchup:
We have another important one tomorrow in Atlanta. I was very disappointed by the way this one turned out, and we need to correct the mistakes and go get a game tomorrow in Atlanta.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:30 p.m.
Philips Arena Atlanta, Ga.
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