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Warriors-Kings Game Recap - 4/10/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights


Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
April 10, 2011


Warriors Narrowly Fall To Visiting Kings
Looking to win their fourth-straight game, the Warriors came up just short on Sunday, falling in a 104-103 contest against the visiting Sacramento Kings. The Kings used a big fourth quarter run to seal the victory in their final trip to the Bay Area this season. Stephen Curry finished the night with 27 points, eight assists and six rebounds while shooting 11-17 from the field. David Lee tallied his 37th double-double of the season, notching 24 points and 14 rebounds. Monta Ellis will be taken to a local hospital for further examination after hitting his head late in the 4th quarter. He will not travel with the team to Denver, where they will play their final road game of the season on Monday night. On Wednesday, the Warriors will host their final game of the season when they face the Portland Trail Blazers on Fan Appreciation Night.

David Lee had 24 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday, his third-straight 20-point/10-rebound effort. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Curry - 27
Thornton - 21
Lee - 14
Dalembert - 14
Curry - 8
Udrih - 6
Wright - 6
Udrih - 3

April 11 - 6:00 p.m.
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

TV: CSN Plus
Radio: KNBR 1050

Current Streak: Won 1

This Season:

11/22/10: L, 89-106
2/9/11: W, 116-114


Tim Roye's Game Recap

Keith Smart
On Monta Ellis:
Well he rolled his ankle a couple of games ago, and tried to manage though it the last couple of days but you could see that he wasnt himself tonight. He tried to give what he could, but it just wasnt his nightjust wasnt the Monta (Ellis) weve grown accustomed to seeing play. He tried to fight through it as much as he could. He tried to work on it yesterday; practice through it but today just wasnt in his favor.

On Playing Without Monta Ellis:
I knew it wasnt working for him, but he motioned to me that he wanted to gohe wanted to give it a shot. I felt he was OK to try and close the game, came in and made a big shot right there. My plan was to not put him in, but he wanted to give it a shot.

On Dorell Wright And Ekpe Udoh:
They did a great job. Those two guys, their DNA is to play defense and block shots and play the passing lanes. I thought having a bigger Dorell (Wright) on Tyreke (Evans) made a big difference tonight so we controlled that and didnt have to worry about the post-up game from Tyreke (Evans) so I thought that was pretty good the way he played that position really well for us tonight. Our bench came in and gave us a little boost. We have done a good job taking care of the ball, but its the costly turnovers at a given time that hurt youespecially late in the game when its a bad read.

On Trying to Achieve 10 More Wins Than Last Year:
Its so close to nine, but for some reason ten looks better. Its always important to do that, we have nine plus wins now, but I would imagine ten looks better than nine. If youre at eleven maybe ten doesnt look that great. Its a goal we are trying to get to. We had one earlier with trying to get to the 40s and that fell through a little bit. Now we are trying to get to the next number with positive wins and we did. Now trying to get to ten games with two left to go.

David Lee
On tonight's game:
Two teams that play hard. They outplayed us in the fourth quarter and they hit some shots while we didnt hit ours. They did a consistent job of having more guys on the boards then we did tonight. Thats how they win games. They play hard. They didnt have the best season but they continue to compete, they continue to play hard and their strength is offensive rebounding. They have Tyreke (Evans) who is really solid and it was a pretty good game.

On Monta Ellis' Injury:
He said he was fine then he went to get up you could just tell by the look in his eyes he had no idea where he was at. It was a scary moment. Ive been there before where guys assume youre fine because youre getting up but you have no idea where you're at. He was trying to walk to the free throw line to shoot free throws but kind of walked towards the fans for a second. I said come on trainer come get him. Hes a tough kid but you have to be careful with those kinds of things.
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