Gameday: Warriors Take Down Clippers on the Road


Carl Landry came off the bench and put in a double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds) Saturday night to lead the Warriors past the Clippers 114-110 in Los Angeles. Playing on the back-end of a back-to-back, Golden State found a way to improve to 2-1 on the season, 2-0 in the division, and 2-0 on the road. Despite resting Andrew Bogut, the Warriors outrebounded the Clippers 48-33. Stephen Curry had another impressive performance, totalling 23 points and four rebounds while Klay Thompson added in 17 and eight of his own. The Warriors will look to maintain their perfection on the road on Monday in Sacramento.
Mark Jackson
Overall thoughts on the game:
“We had to find a way to contain them. Great players make great adjustments. We tried a little something different and we had to trust our defense. A great job by David [Lee] on the perimeter and great job by Stephen [Curry]. It was just a great win for us. I am extremely proud of my guys.”
On the team's overall effort:
“We don’t quit, we had every reason to quit. We gutted it out and we defended. Everybody played a roll.”
Overall the team's final defensive play:
“We were just trying to keep them in front of us. The only concern we really had was [Chris] Paul stepping back and shooting the three. It was picture perfect defense.”
Stephen Curry
Overall thought's on the game:
“It was a great win. We played against a very great basketball team with some special plays. And I’m proud of my guys, they battled every step of the way.”
On executing against the Clippers:
“Obviously they were at home and they were going to keep pushing, but we just found a way to grind it out and make big plays in the fourth quarter and force them into tough shots. We had to do our best to fight them off.”
Overall the importance of tonight's win
“This is big for us. We didn’t get a rhythm early. I know the strength of our team is staying strong and making big plays at the end. This is a good feeling for us especially with our situation.”
An Opening Night sellout crowd of 19,596 saw Stephen Curry drop 26 points, but it wasn’t enough in the Warriors 104-94 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday night at Oracle Arena. Curry nailed six 3-pointers on the night, Carl Landry added 20 points and David Lee came through with 16 points for the Warriors.
Both the Warriors and Clippers head into Saturday's matchup having played the night before. The teams split four games last season, each winning once at home and once on the road.
After shooting an un-Curry-like 2-for-14 in Wednesday’s season opener, Warriors guard Stephen Curry bounced back in a major way on Friday. Curry had the hot hand, scoring 14-straight for the Warriors at one point, and finished the night with 20 points while going 6-for-10 on 3-pointers. A repeat performance will be no easy task, as Curry will be matched up with an elite player in Chris Paul.
Through two games as a Warrior, Carl Landry has proved to be quite efficient. He led the team with 17 points in Phoenix on Wednesday and he followed that effort with 20 more points off the bench on Friday. He’s a combined 12-for-19 from the field and 13-for-16 on free throws. With Andrew Bogut still playing his way into game shape, Landry provides a quality and much-needed presence in the paint for the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors guard/forward Brandon Rush will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2012-13 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. NEWS RELEASE
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Injury Report
GSW: Brandon Rush (torn left ACL) is out.

LAC: Chauncey Billups (left achilles tendon rehab), Grant Hill (right knee bone bruise) and Trey Thompkins (right knee bone bruise) are out.


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