Warriors Pick Up Impressive Win In L.A.
The Warriors built an early lead, survived a late charge and pulled away for the victory on Sunday night, taking down the Clippers in a 97-93 contest in Los Angeles. Monta Ellis finished with 21 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, and helped lead the Warriors to victory in the fourth quarter. Dorell Wright came out hot and finished the night with 20 points on 7-10 shooting, while David Lee notched another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. After earning impressive victories on back-to-back nights, the Warriors will now have have day off before facing the Kings in Sacramento on Tuesday.
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Mark Jackson On tonight's game:
“Things were going smooth, we don’t have a history of responding when volume is increased, they battled back and made great energy and effort plays and made it a ball game. I love the fact that my guys settled down, made plays, and continued to get stops.”
On losing the big lead:
“You have to give them credit. They went after it and started to make shots and we helped by not being aggressive offensively. But certainly a gut check. When you have a tie ball game and they have all of the momentum, crowd is going crazy and we were able to execute and make plays, this was a big win for us.”
On David Lee:
“I am not a guy who thinks ok 2 fouls and your out. No, we needed him in the ball game and I felt that he was ok and he continued to play without fouling and he made a couple big plays for us down the stretch.”
On Stephen Curry:
“I just felt it wasn’t right to keep him out there. He looked like he was laboring and I told him we were up 17 at the time and that if we lost this game we didn’t deserve to win it.”
Monta Ellis On tonight's game:
“It was good. My teammates were in a great rhythm tonight. I was able to find them.”
On tonight's game:
“We just need to take it one game at a time. We need to continue doing what we have been doing the last couple of games which is sharing the ball, getting defensive stops, and getting out and running.”
Dorell Wright On playing in his hometown:
“You have to put on some sort of performance when you come home. My teammates found me and I was able to knock down shots.”
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Staples Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
Power Balance Pavilion – Sacramento, Calif.
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