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Warriors-Thunder Game Recap - 3/29/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights



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Ford Center
Oklahoma City, OK
March 29, 2011


(49-24)


Warriors Outlasted By Thunder In OT
The Warriors came back from a pair of double-digit deficits in the second half and forced overtime in bizarre fashion before falling in a 115-114 nail-biter on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. After the Thunder took the lead on a free throw, the Warriors had a shot to win the game in the final possession, but a Monta Ellis jumper was off target as time expired. Ellis, however, provided the heroics in regulation, stealing a Thunder inbounds pass and connecting on a game-tying 3-pointer with 6.9 seconds left in the fourth. The shot immediately followed a Reggie Williams 3-pointer, which was one of 11 made Warriors treys in the game. Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, David Lee had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Ellis had 20 points and 11 assists. The Warriors wont have much time to think about the defeat, as they head over to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
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Monta Ellis had 20 points and 11 assists for his third-straight double-double on Tuesday. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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OT
F
Warriors
29
21
27
29
8
114
Thunder
25
33
20
28
9
115


Team
GSW
OKC
Points
Curry - 35
Durant - 39
Rebounds
Lee - 15
Perkins - 13
Assists
Ellis - 11
Westbrook - 9
Steals
Ellis - 3
Harden - 3
AT

March 30 - 5:00 p.m.
FedExForum
Memphis, TN

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 1050

VS. MEMPHIS
Current Streak: Lost 1

This Season:
1-1

11/3/10: W, 115-109
11/26/10: L, 111-116

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Tim Roye's Game Recap





Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
I just told our guys that this is the team and the path that we want to be on. Our time is going to come, just how this team has made their push to start playing playoff basketball. I thought we had a good game. We had our ups and downs, but our guys played very well. We did everything we could do. We make a big shot to go up by one or two We did everything we could, defensively, to guard two hot players, (Russell) Westbrook and (Kevin) Durant of course. But I thought our guys did a great job and almost had a chance to pull this thing off.

On the final play:
We got the ball to one of our better playmakers off the dribble. He had a chance to either drive it, or see what the defense was going to do. He elected to take the jump shot and he was right on line. It just wasnt in our favor.

On the play of Stephen Curry and the fight of his team:
Stephen (Curry) did a great job. These guys did a great job with following the game plan we wanted. They kept it close in the first quarter. We knew we had to keep the first quarter close, and if we did that, we could come close to win the basketball game. I think we had a chance for that.


Monta Ellis
On his last shot:
It was a good look to me. If you go back and look at last shots I have taken this season, you will notice that I took all of them the same way, even the one tonight. It just did not go down. We played hard, we played smart and competed. That is all you can ask for.

On his poor shooting in the first half:
I just kept playing and helping my teammates in any way possible. It was a rough shooting night for me but my coaches and teammates told me to stick with it and keep shooting.


David Lee
On tonight's game:
They are a great team. We have gotten out to a slow start against them in the past. We got off to a great start tonight and I felt like we outplayed them or played them neck to neck. They just came up with some plays at the end to win it.
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