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Warriors-Rockets Game Recap - 3/23/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights



(30-42)

Toyota Center
Houston, TX
March 23, 2011


(38-34)


Warriors End Road Trip In Defeat
The Warriors closed out their four-game road trip with a 131-112 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Golden State played Houston even for most of the first half, but the Rockets broke a 57-57 tie with a 9-0 Rockets run to end the second quarter. Dorell Wright had a big game in defeat, finishing with a career-high 34 points, six assists and five rebounds. David Lee added 19 points and nine rebounds and Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Warriors, who shot 51.1 percent from the field but were outscored 27 to 11 at the free-throw line. The Warriors will now head home to host the Raptors on Friday in a Family and Friends Contest in which the Warriors will donate $5 of every remaining ticket sold to UNICEFs relief efforts in Japan.
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Dorell Wright finished with a career-high 34 points in Wednesday's road trip finale in Houston. (Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Warriors
33
24
28
27
112
Rockets
36
30
34
31
131


Team
GSW
HOU
Points
Wright - 34
Martin - 34
Rebounds
Lee - 9
Hayes - 14
Assists
Curry/Wright - 6
Lowry - 12
Steals
Wright - 3
Three Tied - 2
VS.

March 25 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680

Promotions:
Family & Friends
$5 of every remaining ticket sold will be donated to UNICEF's relief efforts in Japan

VS. TORONTO
Current Streak: Won 4

This Season:
1-0

11/8/10: W, 109-102





Tim Roye's Game Recap




Keith Smart
On the Rockets:
Houston plays as a team without any egos. They work hard and they play hard. Chuck Hayes is a perfect example of their team and how they play. He understands the team concept of the game so well. It was great to see their crowd get behind him when he was going for the triple-double. Everyone was with him and they are very proud of the type player he is.

On the Warriors:
We are trying to develop and build things as a team. This is a painful time we are in. Houston is fighting for a playoff spot. Were obviously not going to any dance this season. A young team has to learn to step up their game as a team not an individual. Houston doesnt care about scoring, but they are all about the team.


Monta Ellis
On the team's play:
Our back is against the wall and we need to find a way to win. Well play it out and see what happens. We need to grind it out, play together and play smart and stay together as a team.


Dorell Wright
On his performance:
Its okay (his career high) but its a team game and we lost. We didnt do what we wanted to do. There are no lessons learned, its just basketball. We are a young team and we just need to play hard and compete. Its our ultimate goal to get into the playoffs. You could see how hard Houston was playing as they are still fighting for the eighth seed.


Stephen Curry
On Kevin Martin:
Kevin Martin is really good at what he does. He knows how to draw fouls and he is a great player. I can always learn some things from him.

On this being a tough road trip:
Thats putting it lightly. Houston was fighting for the last spot and they are playing well. We envisioned that for our team but it didnt happen. We need to keep playing hard and not take losing lightly.
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