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Warriors-Bobcats Game Recap - 12/31/10
Box Score Game Recap Game Photos Postgame Quotes Game Highlights

Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte, NC
December 31, 2010

Warriors Close 2010 With Win
Playing a New Year's Eve matinee in Charlotte, the Warriors withstood a late charge from the Bobcats and secured a 96-95 victory. Charlotte native Stephen Curry helped lead the Warriors to victory in his homecoming, scoring 24 points and making 4-of-5 from three-point range. Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 25 points, five assists and three steals while hitting several key shots down the stretch. Dorell Wright tallied 17 points and five rebounds, while David Lee scored eight points to go along with eight boards. In their final game of 2010, the Warriors shot 49.4% from the floor and knocked down 10-of-24 three-pointers. Winners of four of their last five games, the Warriors will now head straight to Miami, where they will face the Heat on New Year's Day.

Stephen Curry scored 24 points and led the Warriors to victory in his homecoming. (Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights

Amundson Block


Ellis - 25
Jackson - 22
D Lee/Amundson - 8
Three Tied - 8
Ellis - 5
Augustine - 6
Ellis - 3
Jackson - 2

January 1 - 4:30 p.m.
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL

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

Current Streak: Lost 5

2009-10 Season:

12/10/10: L, 84-106


Keith Smart
On the final minute of the game:
Our guys kept their composure. I like Dorell Wright taking the ball out because he is not a panic guy. Crazy things can happen on the road but we managed to keep it together and got the win.

On the teams backcourt of Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis:
Sometimes we look at all of the disadvantages that could happen. The only disadvantage is that they are smaller. But lets look at the positives of what these two guys are capable of doing on any given night. I know what they can do and what they are capable of doing. Our team also knew how to help compensate for that when they were matched up against a bigger guy.

On taking an early lead to start the game:
This was the right game and pace that we needed on the road. We couldnt play behind the Bobcats. This team has had success over their last two games because they got off to a fast start. I needed a quick start for our team to get them running behind us. Every basket as a result was very important for them to make.

Keith Smart Audio Interview

Stephen Curry
On winning in his hometown:
Its always nice to come home and it feels good. Its not a rivalry against the Bobcats or anything, but to see all my Davidson fans, people from high school and people I grew up with, for them to come watch me play and play well. It definitely feels good to have a lot of support in the building.

On how the team tried to slow down the Bobcats' transition game:
Just by running. Getting back in and trying to stay ahead of the ball. Slowing D.J. (Augustin) down because he pushes their tempo from the time he gets the ball to all the way down the court. My job was to stay in front of him, make him change directions, put bodies in front of their running wings and just try to put a wall up.

Stephen Curry Audio Interview

David Lee
On his teammates:
They did a great job. Steph (Curry) shot the ball better tonight. Hes got his legs underneath him now. Monta (Ellis) was Monta and Dorell (Wright) hit some outside shots tonight. They did a great job.

On the game's final seconds:
After we had that offensive foul, I was just thinking about how bad of a game it would be to drop. Although it was close, it would have been a tough one to lose on the road and we needed that game so Im glad we got it.

David Lee Audio Interview

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