Undermanned Warriors Defeated In Houston
Playing with just nine healthy players, the Warriors gave the Rockets all they could handle before ultimately succumbing in a 99-96 loss in Houston on Saturday. Klay Thompson led a gritty Warriors effort with 24 points, Brandon Rush had 19 points and seven rebounds and Charles Jenkins logged 16 points and eight assists in the defeat. The Warriors will close out their road back-to-back-to-back on Sunday against the Timberwolves.
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Warriors
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Rockets
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Team
GSW
Points
Thompson - 24
Rush - 19
Rebounds
Rush - 7
Two Tied - 6
Assists
Jenkins - 8
Thompson - 3
Steals
McGuire - 2
Four Tied - 1

HOU

Points
Lee - 20
Dragic - 18

Rebounds
Camby - 9
Dalembert - 8

Assists
Dragic - 7
Camby - 5

Steals
Dragic - 3
Three Tied - 2
Mark Jackson
On His Team's Play
"Great energy, they (Rockets) competed and at the end of the day they made plays. I was really proud of my guys, we were short-handed, but put ourselves in position down the stretch to win the ball game."

On Klay Thompson's Season
“He came into this league as a great shooter, but he is an extremely hard worker and does not satisfy as just being known as a great shooter. He comes early and he stays late and he has put himself in position to be a great all-around player. He can put the ball on the floor and he's a under-rated passer, and he is good on the defensive end, he's going to be a heck of a player.”

On The Rockets
“You have to give our guys credit, because we didn't come in here and lay down. We came in here to compete and we defended, battled and give them (Rockets) credit down the stretch. They made plays that separated themselves. It was a big win for them, keeping their playoff wins alive.”

On Goran Dragic
“He's a guy that sat and watched behind one of the all time greats (Steve Nash). He took advantage of what he learned and also he learned a lot backing-up Kyle Lowry. When his opportunity came, he embraced it and took total advantage, he's had an outstanding season and will make himself a lot of money.”


Klay Thompson
On Tonight's Game
“They just got some good offensive rebounds at the end that killed us, they pressure us when they made their run and (Goran) Dragic made some good plays. They just got some good open looks and knocked them down.”


Richard Jefferson
On Tonight's Game
(On the game) “At the end of the day making shots and making plays down the stretch is always important. We had some good looks, but they didn't drop and Houston made the plays they needed to that's a team that's pretty much a playoff team that's fighting for dear life, and they played like it”

On Goran Dragic
“(Goran) Dragic has been playing great and it will be interesting to see what happens with his future knowing that he is a unrestricted free agent. He's definitely a starting point guard in this league and it will be interesting to things play out. The kids got a talented future.”


Stephen Curry
On His Upcoming Surgery
"I've been through a lot with my ankle, the surgery is just a chance to get on the inside and look and see what's going on. It's just to clean out some of the inflammation during the season. Hopefully it will be a simple process and I will be back on the court in 4-6 weeks."


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33-31


Saturday, April 21, 2012
Toyota Center – Houston, Texas

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Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Target Center – Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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