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Game Recap: Warriors at Trail Blazers - 4/11/12
Warriors Comeback Attempt Falls Short In Portland
The Warriors came all the way back from a 15-point third-quarter deficit but couldn’t make enough defensive stops in the closing stretch of Wednesday’s 118-110 road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. David Lee filled up the stat sheet with 21 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and Nate Robinson helped Golden State get back in the game with 19 points and eight assists. The Warriors will be back in action Thursday night against the Dallas Mavericks on the second annual Bollywood Night at Oracle Arena.
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Steal and Slam

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Warriors
25
30
20
35
110
Trail Blazers
30
32
23
33
118
Team
GSW
Points
Lee - 21
Robinson - 19
Rebounds
Lee - 14
Two Tied - 5
Assists
Robinson - 8
Lee - 6
Steals
Wright - 2
Four Tied - 1

POR

Points
Crawford - 34
Hickson - 23

Rebounds
Przybilla - 14
Hickson - 13

Assists
Felton - 10
Hickson - 3

Steals
Crawford - 2
Two Tied - 2
Mark Jackson
On The Fourth Quarter:
“We were able to spread the floor with a smaller lineup and were very effective getting into seams and making plays. The bottom line is we got what we wanted on the offensive end… we lost this ballgame on the defensive end. You give up 118 points and allow them to get a rhythm and open shots, that’s not our brand of defense that we’ve been preaching all year long.”

On The Team's Defense:
“We’ve been giving [up] uncontested shots, we haven’t made the adjustments… we made a lot of mistakes all night long. It cannot be accepted, it cannot be tolerated, so disappointed with our overall effort tonight. We were great in spurts, but we don’t get paid to play or coach in spurts.”

On Facing The Blazers Without LaMarcus Aldridge:
“They’re very well coached, and they have pros on that team. They still have weapons on the floor, and we expected a very hard-fought ballgame, but we’re disappointed coming out of here losing.”

On Motivating Team To Play Defense With Playoffs Out Of The Picture:
“That may be an excuse for other teams, but for us that’s not acceptable. We’ve been defending all year long. The last two games we haven’t been ourselves, and like I said it cannot be accepted. We’re going to close this thing out the right way.”


David Lee
On The Defense In The Game:
“Both teams didn’t exactly play shut-down defense tonight. For those guys, Jamal Crawford got it going. Any time he gets it going it not only opens it up for himself, but with all the attention you have to give him it opens it up for other guys on the floor. That’s the reason you can’t let him get it going early.”

On Getting A Lot Of Points In The Paint:
“That’s something we try to make an effort on, is continuing to get the ball in the paint, continuing to drive and not settle for jump shots. A lot of times when we do that it opens up the three point line because the other team has to collapse. I thought we did a pretty good job, especially in the first half, of doing that.”

On Staying Motivated To Play Defense:
“We have a lot to play for still as far as pride, but as far as the standings are concerned there’s not a lot going on with either team. I think the first bit of laziness that creeps in is on the defensive end.”


Nate Robinson
On Giving Up 118 Points:
“That’s embarrassing, but when you let a guy like Jamal get it going, he gets it going for everybody else and it’s going to be a long night, like it was. For the most part our team played hard, we just gave up a lot of buckets that were uncalled for. They got a lot of second-chance opportunities tonight and they capitalized.”

On The End Of The Game:
“They made adjustments and we tried to get everyone else involved. A couple shots didn’t fall but guys continued to play hard and we just didn’t seal the deal.”


22-35


28-31


Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Rose Garden – Portland, Ore.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.





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