Warriors Blow Past Mavs
The Warriors led from start to finish and cruised to a 111-87 win over the visiting Mavericks tonight at Oracle Arena. Nate Robinson came off the bench and loaded up 21 points, five rebounds and three steals to lead the Warriors’ reserves over the Mavericks’ 48-29. Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 20 points in the third quarter and also tallied eight assists on the night. David Lee had another big night with game-highs of 25 points and nine rebounds. The Warriors will look to keep the momentum going on the road as they visit the Clippers on Sunday.
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Mark Jackson On The Game Tonight:
“Thought we played with high energy and great effort. We started off the game and took control of it, which we understood was going to be crucial. Force the pace, force the tempo and followed the game plan defensively – a total team effort. Had great energy from our bench also.”
On The Mavericks Playing Three Games In Three Nights:
“We are a no excuse basketball team, we are in the same situation whether we won or we lost. At the end of the day, we don’t create the schedule. This is a team that was put in front of us, a team that is very capable of coming in here and beating us and we did what we should have done and that’s leave here with a win and look forward to tomorrow night.”
On David Lee:
“He was aggressive setting screens, posting up, and forcing one of the best players in the world to play defense. It really set the tone for us early which was big.”
On The Warriors' Bench And Nate Robinson:
“The entire bench – when you get 48 points from the bench it’s a collective effort. Nate (Robinson) was special. I loved the way he picked up full court, was aggressive defensively, was in attack mode offensively, made the right reads, and gave us a spark. Just what we needed, especially when Steph (Stephen Curry) had to leave the game for a minute.”
On Stephen Curry:
“He tweaked his ankle and we’ll see how it is. He was able to go back in the game, fortunately for us we had a cushion and decided to make sure – we didn’t need him the rest of the night.”
On Klay Thompson:
“Our objective for our young guys is to get better. It would be a crime for him to be the same player today that he was a couple of months ago. I think every day of coming in early and staying late with our staff certainly makes him a better player and much more comfortable doing things today than he was a couple of months ago. Give him credit, there are a lot of young guys that stay the same and then there are some special ones that work hard and that are patient with the process and get better.”
David Lee On The Game Tonight:
“We just tried to come out and be aggressive. I took responsibility for the last game. First unit didn’t come out and play the way we should have. Tonight I just tried to be aggressive coming out and our team did a great job getting stops and we got the lead early.”
On Nate Robinson's Play:
“He’s a great spark plug for us. He brings a lot of energy for us and he did a great job tonight. Couple of the biggest plays he had was on loose balls, where we were up 10 or 12 points and he came up with the ball and led us to a fast break. He’s great for us on both ends when he brings that kind of energy.”
Nate Robinson On The Third Quarter Run:
“Coach really just preached on do whatever you have to do to get the win and that’s what we did.”
On Rebounding From A Tough Loss Against Memphis:
“For us every loss is tough, especially against a team who has beaten us three times. We just came in knowing that it was going to be a tough one. We came into practice, played hard, put shots up and guys continue to come in with a good spirit and we got the win.”
On Feeling It When He Gets Hot:
“I feed off the crowd and my teammates. They give each guy confidence to go out there and do their job. They made it easy. Basketball if fun. So for me it just makes it easy to feed off the crowd and do my job by getting everyone involved and run the show. Also fill in for Stephen (Curry) or Monta (Ellis) when they’re out.”
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.
Staples Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
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