Jenkins Leads Warriors To Victory In Minnesota
Playing their final road game of the season, the Warriors came from 21 points down and defeated the Timberwolves 93-88 on Sunday tonight. Charles Jenkins led the way for Golden State, scoring 24 points and handing out nine assists while playing all 48 minutes. Jenkins went 12-22 from the floor and also grabbed six rebounds. Brandon Rush tallied 19 points and nine rebounds, while Klay Thompson scored 17. The Warriors, who committed just nine turnovers on the night, will now return home for their final two games of the season.
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Warriors
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Timberwolves
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Team
GSW
Points
Jenkins - 24
Rush - 19
Rebounds
Rush - 9
McGuire - 7
Assists
Jenkins - 9
McGuire - 4
Steals
Moore - 2
Four Tied - 1

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Points
Pekovic - 19
Webster - 18

Rebounds
Pekovic - 16
Beasley - 9

Assists
Barea - 12
Pekovic - 2

Steals
Barea 1
Mark Jackson
On the win closing out a back-to-back-to-back:
"Not just our rookies, overall we did a great job of battling. They started off on fire. We gave up 32 first quarter points and in the second half we gave up 33 points overall. Just an outstanding job executing our offense and battling defensively. They deserve all the credit. The way they competed. We got great individual performances but collectively, we found a way to get the job done."

On Charles Jenkins' performance:
"He's a tough, New York city kid; a hard-nosed kid that has no quit. He totally competes, gets after it. He was banged up, bruised up, battered up and found a way to gut out a big time performance."

On their defensive success in the second half:
"We held guys accountable. We stopped going so much zone and made adjustments. They stuck to the game plan. We did a great job of contesting shots, limiting their second chance opportunities and just being disciplined defensively."

On Brandon Rush's play:
"He's been great all season long for us. A guy we picked up in a trade, and he's been nothing short of spectacular all season long on both sides of the basketball. We know what we're getting when we put him into the ballgame. He doesn't hurt you. He's an outstanding basketball player and we're really fortunate to have him. Hopefully we'll continue to have him going forward, but a spectacular night."


Klay Thompson
On tonight's game:
"We as a team did a good job when our shots weren't falling. We did it on the defensive end, just making it really tough on them. I'm never going to stop shooting, especially if I'm having good looks. I thought I did a good job just staying confident in the second half."

On their defense in the second half:
"Mikki played really good defense on Pekovic, just made it tough on him. So did Mickell and Jeremy, our bigs. We just rotated more. We helped each other a lot more and shared the ball. Once we do that, it's contagious and we're very unselfish on defense."


Charles Jenkins
On whether he's sore after playing all 48 minutes:
"Not yet. You normally feel the soreness from the game the next morning, so I'm pretty sure tomorrow morning I'll be in treatment, making sure I'm ready for the game on Tuesday."

On the comeback:
"We knew if we defended, we'd have a chance of getting back into the game because we were getting anything we wanted on offense, we just were struggling. We did a good job of playing defense and on the other end our shots started to fall. It all worked out."

On his second half performance:
"A lot of the shots that they gave me were wide open and good shots. Coach told me to stay aggressive and that's where I tried to make a shot or get guys involved. The more the shots have the fall, the more confident I became in making them. I think everything just worked out."


Dominic McGuire
On their success in the second half:
"We had a different group out there and I think we battled. We communicated defensively. We played hard and shared the ball. When you do those things, everything else takes care of itself."

On the importance for their rookies:
"It's big. We're missing all of our starters. We're starting four rookies, so we're even younger than them. For us to battle back from 20 points down and come back and win was big for us and our young guy's confidence."


23-41


26-39


Sunday, April 22, 2012
Target Center – Minneapolis, Minn.

vs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.




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