2007 Playoffs - Western Conference Semifinals, Game 5


(Tuesday, May 15) - An improbable playoff run came to a close on Tuesday as the Warriors dropped a 100-87 decision to the Jazz in Utah. The Western Conference Semifinal series went five games, and the Warriors were competitive in every one of them. Baron Davis logged 21 points, eight assists and six steals - all game-highs - but it wasn't enough to keep the Warriors' first playoff appearance in 13 years alive. Stephen Jackson added 16 points and Matt Barnes came through with 14 as Golden State concluded its 2006-07 campaign.

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Series Schedule

Game 1
at Utah
Monday, May 7 - 7:30 p.m.

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Game 2
at Utah
Wednesday, May 9 - 6:00 p.m.

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Game 3
vs. Utah (ORACLE Arena)
Friday, May 11 - 6:00 p.m.

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Game 4
vs. Utah (ORACLE Arena)
Sunday, May 13 - 6:00 p.m.
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Game 5
at Utah
Tuesday, May 15 - 7:30 p.m.

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*All times are Pacific

Game Leaders

Davis - 21
Two Tied - 21
Richardson - 8
Kirilenko - 15
Davis - 8
Williams - 7

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Game 5 Highlights


Post-Game Press Conference


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Play of the Night



Don Nelson
On Tonight's Game
"Like I said, there will be no teary eyes in our locker room. We had a fantastic year and I’m real proud of that team. We competed tonight as hard as we could and congratulations to the Jazz, I thought they were sensational."

On The Series
"In the series they played us very well and I thought almost every game was a really good game except maybe the one we won, the only blowout. Other than that the games were pretty close and competitive. Sometimes I wondered why but yet there we were there the last four or five minutes of the game and had a shot ad that’s where they showed their dominance the most. So congratulations to the Jazz and Jerry Sloan, I thought they were just fantastic in this series."

Baron Davis
On Tonight's Game
"They shot lay-ups, we shot jumpers. They got to the foul line, we didn’t. They got offensive rebounds. Same thing that happened in Game 4, Game 1 and Game 2, things that came back to haunt us, haunted us tonight. We were right there, we had an opportunity to win this ballgame and take it back to Oakland."

"We were in it, we were down two (points) with two and a half minutes to go … I don’t think that we gave up. I think (Derek) Fisher played extremely well for them, hitting those big three-point baskets. It really gave them some distance with their lead. It was a great game."

On The Jazz
"Utah is a great team. (Carlos) Boozer is a force in the middle, (Mehmet) Okur can really stretch the defense, Fisher was, you know, incredible. Deron Williams is one of the best point guards in this league. It’s an honor and privilege to play against him."

On The Difference Between Dallas And Utah
"You’re dealing with two different teams, teams that attack you in different ways. We can’t say that Dallas was no trouble. We were fortunate to win that series. I think Utah was something totally different than what we expected. They’re a lot more physical than the Dallas team. It was just one of those things, we just got out-muscled, out-manned under the basket. That’s why we lost."

Stephen Jackson
On The Jazz
"Utah was the better team this series. You know we’ve got to give them credit point blank. They
beat us up inside. They did what they needed to do to win this series. They were the better team and they showed it. No need for us to be bitter, we had a great year. A lot of y’all said we wouldn’t be here right now, we are here. We had a great year, everybody’s still upbeat. Everybody’s happy with the way our season went and at the same time we give credit to Utah, because they played a great game."

On Setting The Bar For Next Year
"Yeah you know, I think everybody’s going to use this as ammunition. We’re going to come back next year ready. Everybody’s going to get healthy and we’re going to try to do the same thing next year, just have a longer season. But you know I love all my teammates. I’m happy with the energy we brought. We’re definitely happy, but we’re not satisfied. We’re definitely going to be ready next year."

Jason Richardson
On The Season
"We're holding our heads up high. Just two months ago, we were being counted out of the playoffs. We made it to the second round with a new roster, guys being hurt, dealing with the trade. We got a lot to be proud of."

"We're going to take from this experience, learn from our mistakes, learn how to be successful. The whole year healthy? We'll be a very good team."

On The Jazz
"You know Utah was the better team the whole series. Boozer, you know, he dominated us. They just picked us apart. They’re just a good team."

On Derek Fisher
"He hasn’t won championships for nothing. He knows when to step up. He stepped up big for them
tonight. He hit some big shots for them. He played some real good defense. He’s a champion."

Al Harrington
On Tonight's Game
"They tried to give us a chance. We just couldn’t take the opportunity."

On Derek Fisher
"I don’t know if he’s (upset) about being traded or what, but he came out with a vengeance and he played well."

On The Season
"We are very proud of our team. The biggest thing now is we just all got to get healthy. Everyone’s got to improve their game and let’s come back and go a little further next year."

Matt Barnes
On The Warriors' Success
"I think we just touched the tip of the iceberg this year. If we can keep everybody around, we got something special, so hopefully we can build on this."

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