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Warriors-Trail Blazers Game Recap - 4/13/11
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights



(36-46)

Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
April 13, 2011


(48-34)


Warriors Shine In Season Finale
The Warriors closed out the 2010-11 season in style, posting a 110-86 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday in front of 19,596 of the best fans in all of professional sports. The 13th sellout crowd of the season was honored throughout the night at Oracle Arena, and the team showed its appreciation by shooting 51.1 percent from the field and totaling 33 assists on 45 made field goals. Starting in place of Monta Ellis, who sat out the game with a grade 2 concussion, Reggie Williams led the way with a game-high 28 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Stephen Curry added 18 points and nine assists. Dorell Wright finished the night with 20 points, and in the process became the first player in league history to score more points in his seventh NBA season (1,344) than in his first six years combined. The Warriors won four of their last six games to finish the season 36-46, which is a 10-game improvement from last season.
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Dorell Wright finished the season with 1,344 points, becoming the first player in NBA history to score more points in his seventh season than in his first six seasons combined. (NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS


1
2
3
4
F
Warriors
30
21
34
25
110
Trail Blazers
28
17
24
17
86


Team
GSW
POR
Points
Williams - 28
Mills - 23
Rebounds
Udoh - 8
Two Tied - 13
Assists
Curry - 9
Fernandez - 5
Steals
Udoh/Wright - 4
Two Tied - 2






Keith Smart
On his feelings now that the season is over:
It feels good. I think what we tried to do from the beginning is try and lay down a foundation and I think our fans of course have always been supportive but those players over there they followed my lead pretty well. What I was trying to do with them was to get them to be a team first and and then develop their skills. I think we have a lot of guys that have developed very well this year and along the way we won some games and won against some teams that we probably couldnt have beatbut it showed them that they could play against certain teams and thats some growth. Next year we can come into this season and see the line of teams that will be in the playoffs and say We played that team and we beat that team. We can play at a high level and our players will continue to get better and stronger. Its over now, but its not over. This is just one chapter that weve closed; weve got a book we are trying to complete.

On his satisfaction with this season:
Im satisfied with the progress. Win totalI know Im judged on win total and we want to get to the playoffs thats our goal. I think you have to have progress first before you get to where you want to go. You must have the progress and have everybody moving in the same direction. That was a goal that was accomplished I believe. Now we can start from a nice high number (36 wins) to where we need to go. We have to start somewhere. We have to cut off the history that was negative and look at the positive moving forward and start from this ground.

Keith Smart Postgame Interview


Stephen Curry
On Coach Smart:
(He) did a great job getting us in a better place than where we were last year. Hes not where he wants to be as a coach, he can tell you himself that he has a lot to learn and a lot to get better at. As we grow with him there is no stopping us.

Im just going to keep it simple. I want him as a coach. He works hard for me. I work hard for him. He knows everyone on the team and what we are capable of and the system that we put in this year. We are going to try to get better. I am going to leave it at that.


Dorell Wright

Dorell Wright Postgame Interview


Reggie Williams

Reggie Williams Postgame Interview
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