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Warriors-Lakers Game Recap - 10/31/10
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights

Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
October 31, 2010

Warriors Suffer First Loss Of The Season
This seasons first taste of life on the road was not a sweet one for the Warriors, who suffered a 107-83 loss to the defending NBA champion Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Warriors, who were without guard Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle), fell behind early and could not fully recover. Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 20 points and Dorell Wright came through with 18 on a night in which Golden State shot just 40.9 percent from the field and were out-rebounded 55-42. With the game out of reach, the Warriors reserves played extended minutes and Brandan Wright took full advantage with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. The Warriors will now have two days off before returning to action at home on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies in a game that will feature a special Ticket And A T-Shirt offer.

Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 20 points in Golden State's first loss of the season. (Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS


Ellis - 20
Gasol - 26
Biedrins/Carney - 8
Gasol - 14
Biedrins/Williams - 4
Four Tied - 4
Lin - 4
Three Tied - 2

November 3 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

Ticket And A T-Shirt

Current Streak: Won 1

2009-10 Season
11/4/09: W, 113-105
12/22/09: L, 108-121
3/20/10: L, 107-123
3/15/10: W, 128-110

Keith Smart
On Tonight's Game:
You always look at some positives. Some of our bench guys came in and played, our starters just did not perform the way you need to play against a team thats on their home court. But you got some positives out of some guyswe got a chance to get some good information on Jeremy Lin, he came in and did a good job, gave us a good tempo, and we had some other guys play well. So you look at some of the positive things that you had in this game. You have to be firing on all cylinders to have a chance to beat this team.

On The Lakers' Starting Lineup:
Theyre difficult because when those guys are playing at a high level they take you out of where you want to get the ball from. You have a point guard who basically makes you work to get the ball into the scoring area. You have Kobe who will make an awful lot of work to get the ball into his area, you have Artest whos going to do the same thing, and then you have the rhythm of Odom. So they have a group on the perimeter that can take you out of the comfort zone that you want your offense to be in.

On David Lees Performance:
I just think it was one of those nights. Hes been great all year long, preseason all through. With 82 games scheduled youre going to have some nights like that. So I took him out, he didnt have the pop that he normally would have, and I think he understood that. I look forward to him getting back and next game having a good, productive game like hes been having.

Monta Ellis
On Tonight's Game:
We started the game off a little sluggish, they got a big run in the beginning of the game we never could get back in the game.

On Playing Without Stephen Curry:
His presence was missed, but like I said we were getting open shots, they just wouldnt fall. It was just one of those nights, where they out-rebounded us, out-hustled us. The turnovers in the beginning of the game got us in a deep hole, and like I said, we never could climb out.

David Lee
On Tonight's Game:
Unfortunately there are days like this, and it happens to every player. I work hard, stay consistentgames where you just cant find a rhythm, but unfortunately it happens, but overall today they beat us up on the boards at all five positions. They got to the free throw line a lot more than we did and that was a difference in the game, and thats where we lost it. But we got to get better in playing on the road, especially against big time teams like this. Most importantly we need to bounce back and play well on Wednesday.

On Throwing Out This Game And Getting Ready For Memphis:
Well, no you dont throw it out, theres something to be learned from every game. For me I got to find a way to just get in the rhythm early and from the jump tonight theyre beating us on the boards and offensively they did a good job making sure we didnt get any easy buckets to get in any kind of rhythm. Even Monta [Ellis] and Dorell [Wright] who played well for us offensively, every shot they shot was a tough contested shot; they were just able to hit some. We didnt get any easy buckets, on the other hand, they got a bunch of easy ones in the paint and thats why theyre defending world champions and thats why we need to get a lot better.

Jeremy Lin
On His Performance:
Im not going to really talk about what I did personally when we lost by twenty-four. Thats just a tough game to play defending champs in their hometown and without Stephen Curry. But were going to learn a lot at different games and were just going to get ready for our next game.

On Adjusting To The NBA Game:
Im just learning slowly the NBA game and how different coverages and different plays in defense. Theres not one specific thing that I might have learned in between one game and the next but just this experience to be able to get out on the floor and stay comfortable; that was really helpful.
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