Warriors Tally 3rd-Straight Victory
Strong perimeter shooting paved the way for the Warriors in their 110-95 win over the 76ers on Monday at Oracle Arena. Dorell Wright needed just 11 shots to pour in a game-high 28 points. Wright, who entered the night fourth in the NBA with 67 made 3-pointers, knocked down five shots from long distance. Golden State shot 15-of-23 from 3-point range and outscored Philadelphia 34-24 in the final period. Monta Ellis (22 points and 12 assists) and David Lee (21 points and 16 rebounds) each tallied double-doubles, and Stephen Curry chipped in 17 points and eight assists as the Warriors posted their third-straight victory. Golden State will look to continue its winning ways on Wednesday when the team opens a five-game road trip in Atlanta.
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Dorell Wright made five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in Monday's win over the 76ers. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)VIEW PHOTOS
Keith Smart On David Lee:
"Now with David (Lee) the strength is coming back in his arm and not only that his confidence has come back to where he’s open and he takes the shot. There’s not a lot of hesitation, that he thinks and hopes that it’s going to go in I think now he’s at the spot where he played last year."
On The Team's Confidence:
“One you have a group that can play unselfish basketball and move it, and now when a guy is making shots they feel more confident to move it to him for that shot. Your pick and roll game comes back to life again, everything else just starts to happen for you just because of what he (David Lee) can do for you. Now Monta (Ellis) and Steph (Stephen Curry) they don’t have to be the sole dominant guy off the pick and roll, they can use the pick and roll for the way it was meant to be. Then you have guys like Dorell Wright or a (Vladmir) Radmanovic who’s just playing excellent basketball right now to where he can make plays off the dribble or make a shot or move it someone else.”
David Lee On the team coming together:
“After that win we had in Sacramento I felt that we had a good team win with a good comeback. I felt that we hit a turning point with getting Steph (Curry) back, were close to being healthy, all we need is to get Andris (Biedrins) back which he should be back soon. When this team is healthy we have a lot of weapons. We got a chance to go on the road and win a couple of games. Then we have a big homestand here in January and February where we can win a lot of games.”
On Monta Ellis:
“He was hurting a little today with good reason, he’s been logging a lot of minutes and been carrying a big load for us. So tonight I tried to be more aggressive offensively.”
Dorell Wright On his game:
“I have to be a little more aggressive. When I start making a few shots guys start going for my head fakes so I just got to start utilizing that. It’s an ability I have to get to the basket and have to start doing it more.”
On the team coming together:
“Since training camp we haven’t had all 15 guys. Guys are still coming back slowly but surely. When we get our whole team back I think we will be tough.”
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