Warriors Grind Out Win In Atlanta
David Lee scored a go-ahead basket with 30 seconds left and the Warriors held on for an 85-82 win in Atlanta on Wednesday. Lee tallied his 18th double-double of the season and Monta Ellis had 24 points and eight assists in the win. Dominic McGuire added 15 rebounds for the Warriors, who held Atlanta to 33.7 percent shooting. The Warriors will now have a day off before playing in Philadelphia on Friday on what will be the 50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamberlains 100-point game, and the team will celebrate the occasion with a Road Viewing Party in San Francisco.
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David Lee Dunking
Spin And In
Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/29
Dominic McGuire Postgame - 2/29
David Lee Postgame - 2/29
Ekpe Udoh Postgame - 2/29
Points Ellis - 24 Lee - 22
Rebounds McGuire - 15 Lee - 12
Assists Ellis - 8 Robinson - 5
Steals Udoh - 3 Four Tied - 1
Johnson - 18 Teague - 15
Pachulia - 16 Williams - 12
Teague - 4 Pachulia - 3
Teague - 2 Williams - 2
Mark Jackson On Tonight's Game:
"It was a great job by my guys, and great effort given tonight. We closed out and won when the game was there for the taking down the stretch. I was extremely proud of the way we bounced back tonight. The last three games it has been very important how weve closed out games, and that helped lead us to how we closed out tonight."
On Dominic McGuire:
Dominic McGuire embodies everything weve preached about from day one. I thought it was important to make a statement and start the guy who has done everything weve asked him to do. I knew exactly what I was going to get from him. Great defense, going after every rebound, and chasing down all the loose balls.
On Stephen Curry:
A word about Stephen Curry. For him to throw all of his numbers and stats out the window and say Coach, if you need me I can go, to come in to just stand in the corner, that was amazing. Ive played with a lot of star players in my 17 years, and I know a lot of guys who would have said, Dont put me in and mess up my numbers. Thats what were trying to build here.
Dominic McGuire On Tonight's Game:
I was ready when coach (Jackson) talked to me about starting. Yesterday we got off to a slow start, so it was important tonight to turn that around. Personally, Ive just been trying to stay positive and just try to make an impact on the game. Hes been riding me pretty hard lately but I love playing for coach (Jackson). I just try to focus on playing defense every game. If Im out there long enough Im going to get my rebounds.
David Lee On Tonight's Game:
I thought we played well tonight. I thought Dominic McGuire did a great job on Joe Johnson, and he really helped us on the boards as well. He provided us a lot of energy tonight as well. We really scrambled well on defense tonight, and he played a key role in that. We didnt shoot the ball well tonight. I havent seen Atlanta much this year, but Im sure they score more than 82 points per game, so they didnt shoot well either. I thought we did a great job and held their guys to low shooting percentages. Thats what we have to do.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Philips Arena Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, March 2, 2012 5:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa.
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