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Warriors-Spurs Game Recap - 12/8/10
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AT&T Center
San Antonio, TX
December 8, 2010

Williams Scores 31 In Warriors Loss
Playing the final game of a three-game road trip, the Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 111-94 contest in San Antonio on Wednesday. Stephen Curry was forced to leave the game in the second quarter after spraining his right ankle. Curry underwent X-rays, which were negative, and did not return to the game. Reggie Williams did his best to step up in Curry's absence, scoring a career-high 31 points on the night. Williams went 11-16 from the field and made eight of 10 shots from three-point range. Monta Ellis scored 16 points for Golden State, while David Lee tallied 16 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The Warriors will now return home to host the Miami Heat on Friday night. One of the most heavily anticipated games of the season, a limited number of tickets are still available for this matchup. A limited number of individual seats were just released, and fans can also purchase a Miami Heat Mini-Plan.

Reggie Williams went 8-10 from three-point range and scored a career-high 31 points on Wednesday. (Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights


Williams - 31
Parker - 19
Lee - 13
Blair - 13
Ellis/Lee - 6
Parker - 9
Six Tied - 1
Blair/Ginobili - 3

December 10 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

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Current Streak: Lost 4

2009-10 Season:

1/13/10: L, 102-115
3/2/10: L, 106-110


Keith Smart
On the injury of Stephen Curry:
I havent had a chance to talk to the trainer yet but we will see what he says Every time there is a limp I hold my breath and once you sprain something for the first time. Coaches have to be on alert that it can happen at any given moment, then you think you get over the hump and it comes out of nowhere. So unfortunately when you are playing back to back games, and back to back minutes, those things are always going to be lurking there. We just have to hope. He is pretty resilient about his treatment and doing his spring training and getting it back to function. Some of the first times he sprained it, he managed to have a couple days to take it, rest it, rehab it and train it, but now we have games where its day on- day off- day on- day off, so we will see how it goes and evaluate it.

On the effect of losing Curry:
Well any time you lose a talent, you drop down three or four levels. He is definitely a talent so not having him on the floor was difficult because we had to move a lot of players around to positions and bring some of the younger guys off the bench to play. You have very little room for error against a team like this team.

On Reggie Williams' performance:
I thought Reggie (Williams) was good. I had a film session with him today and I shared with him that I thought that he didnt look ready to play and that he is afraid to make a mistake on the floor. And he saw that on the film. But I think he came out tonight and played the way we are envisioning him (the team, coaching staff, organization) and he has to continue to play like he did tonight. He has to know that when he is open, he has the ability. He is probably one guy on our bench that you can say can put up 31 points on a consistent basis. That is what we are expecting of him. Now he just has to understand that we want that from him and we believe that he can do that. As long as he can think like that and continue to take this game here against a really good team and play that way. He didnt force a lot of things. He did the right thing with open shots. You have to make open shots when you can.

On the Warriors rebounding:
I think a strength of our team still is rebounding the basketball. Dorell (Wright) can keep coming in at small forward and keep getting 8-10 rebounds a night to help those big guys, (Andris) Biedrins and (David) Lee. So thats always going to be a plus. We thought it was going to be a strength for us this year and its going to work out that way for us.

Reggie Williams
On tonight's game:
I just think I got into a rhythm, I got into a groove. Lately I havent been shooting the ball as much, so tonight I just came in and got it in my mind like, 'Hey, go ahead shoot, get some shots up, and just play basketball.' So thats what I tried to go out and do tonight.

On what Coach Smart told him:
He watched film with me earlier in the day and told me, 'Just play, have fun', so I just took his advice and did that.

On whether he can continue this success:
Im going to try my best to be aggressive and help my team out every night. So, from here on forward I've just got to stay with an aggressive mind state and try to continue to play the way I play, carrying on this momentum for myself on to the next game.

David Lee
On tonight's game:
We played a very good team on the road here, we made our runs and we never stopped playing hard. But overall, too many turnovers and not enough good defense.

On the effect of losing Curry:
Its tough, because It didnt even cross my mind that it would be anything more than just a sprain. I dont think it is after they x-rayed it, but its just tough anytime you have something that you continually keep rolling it like that. It might be something he has to sit out for a while and get it back strengthened. Im no doctor, but I dont think its very good for you when you keep rolling it over and over. Hes a tough competitor and Im sure hell want to be in there on Friday.
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