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Warriors-Grizzlies Game Recap - 3/30/11
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Memphis, TN
March 30, 2011


Warriors Fall In Memphis
Playing the second game of a two-game road trip, the Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 110-91 contest in Memphis on Wednesday night. Golden State took a lead into halftime after an impressive second quarter, but the team struggled shooting the ball in the second half and the Grizzlies were able to pull away for the victory. Monta Ellis and Dorell Wright each scored 16 points, while David Lee tallied 12 points and nine rebounds. Stephen Curry dished out nine assists while Vladimir Radmanovic scored 11 points off the bench. The Warriors shot 47.0% from the field but caused only three Memphis turnovers on the defensive side. The team will now return to the Bay Area and have two days off beforre hosting the Dallas Mavericks in a Famliy & Friends contest on Saturday night.

Monta Ellis finished the night with 16 points on 7-14 shooting. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Ellis/Wright - 16
Allen - 21
Lee - 9
Randolph - 13
Curry - 9
Conley - 7
Three Tied - 1
Allen - 3

April 2- 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

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Current Streak: Lost 6

This Season:

12/8/10: L, 100-105
3/16/10: L, 106-112
3/20/10: L, 73-101

Tim Roye's Game Recap

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
I thought we played probably close to a good game in the first half. We closed out the second quarter really well and then went flat. We turned the ball over and took a lot of quick shots. That allowed the Grizzlies to cut in the lead and by that time the crowd was into it. We did a good job keeping the crowd out of the game. We had them really flat. We did a good job containing Zach Randolph, for the most part. Then, it just got away. We turned the ball over and just couldnt recover from there. By the time they got their game going defensively, we couldnt do anything. That put the game back in their favor. Of course, they pounded the offensive glass and got 76 points in the paint. A lot of that was chasing shots down and going to finish them.

On the Warriors bench:
I think our bench came in and played a very good game. They came in and moved the basketball around. They played well, particularly when we had a back-to-back last night in Oklahoma City. We traveled and got here late. The bench came in and did a very, very good job of coming in and making the game manageable for our first unit. They gave them a cushion going into halftime and into the third quarter. We just didnt have it after that. We had it from the start but just couldnt sustain it.

On being discouraged after losses:
I wouldnt say it is discouraging. I think, because we are a team that is still growing, you have to understand how to win on the road and how to win in tough buildings, tough environments and how to win when youre tired and banged up at this time of the year. This is all a learning stage for us. It is not discouraging. Its discouraging that we dont get the wins. You have to know this is the training ground for you to go out to where the experience you get now will prepare you for later on. You have to see that our young players have to figure out that their bodies are tired. They didnt get their rest or theyre aching with pain, but they still have to play. Once you experience playing hurt and banged up at this time of year, you have to adjust to that. Then, you can move to another level from a physical standpoint. Thats what our team of young players has to do.

Monta Ellis
On tonight's game:
We made some crazy judgments out there tonight. They (Grizzlies) made a run like every NBA team does, and when they got back ahead, they didnt look back. They pushed the pedal to the gas, and they came out with a win.

On Tony Allens impact:
Hes a great defensive player. I think we pretty much did everything to ourselves tonight. When you look at it, it really wasnt turnovers they forced, it was our own. They just got out and capitalized. Theyre a good team, a playoff team. They came out and won the game tonight.

David Lee
On the third quarter:
They (Grizzlies) came out firing and getting stops. I made a turnover, they got some run-outs and easy buckets, which got the crowd back into it. They got momentum back (on their side). We didnt capitalize on those opportunities we had. This was a learning experience for me as a young point guard. Weve got to know the situation of the game. We cant really play up tempo all game. Theres a time when you have to reel back and play smart. At this point of the season, thats all I aim for.

On Grizzlies team defense:
Theyre a great defensive team. Tony Allens out there anchoring the defense. They all work together and move well. They clog the paint, and when you get in the lane its tough to finish. Theyve got some big guys down there. We werent making our shots on the outside; that cost us.
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