Warriors Fall To 76ers On Historic Anniversary
Playing in Philadelphia on the 50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamberlains 100-point game, the Warriors struggled in the second half and wound up on the losing end of a 105-83 contest against the 76ers. With both teams paying tribute to the historic anniversary, the 76ers pulled away in the third quarter and never looked back. David Lee tallied 24 points and 15 rebounds while Monta Ellis scored 20. The Warriors will now travel to Toronto, where they will face the Raptors on Sunday.
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Remembering Wilt Chamberlain
Points Lee - 24 Ellis - 20
Rebounds Lee - 15 McGuire - 6
Assists Ellis - 7 Lee - 3
Steals Ellis - 3 Lee - 2
Williams - 25 Young - 16
Brand - 14 Iguodala - 11
Iguodala - 6 Holiday - 4
Brand - 2 Two Tied - 2
Mark Jackson On the second half:
"They got whatever they wanted. We didnt come out of the locker room with the right mindset. They jumped on us, and they took total control of the basketball game. Twenty-five points first three quarters. Thirty points last quarter. Thats not the defense that we play. It was a disappointing effort once again."
On his message after the loss:
"We are not good enough to turn it on and off. That is not who we are. We have to be on, on all the time. That doesnt mean we are going to make shots. We have to be aggressive. We have to play with force. Especially on the roll, we have to do the things we are supposed to do to win. Its a very good team we played tonight. We knew it would be a tough, tough game. Theres a way to win and this is not the way."
Dorell Wright On the road trip:
"Yes. We have two more games that we are looking forward to. Two games that we need to win. Its a must-win for us in the position we are in. We just have to go out there and take care of business. We have to put this behind us. We have two more games on the road, and we are looking forward to wins."
On the second half:
"They got what they wanted trading buckets. They started getting hot. Evan [Turner] came in with a lot of energy and an awesome move to the basket. We are never going to win like that. If one guy can go off and really start to score, they can do whatever they want."
Friday, March 2, 2012
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
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