Game Recap: Warriors vs. Pacers - 1/20/12

Warriors Fall In Back-And-Forth Duel

In a game that featured an NBA season-high 25 lead changes, the Warriors wound up falling to the visiting Pacers 94-91 on Friday. Monta Ellis led the way for the Warriors, scoring 25 points. Stephen Curry returned to the Warriors lineup for the first time since January 4 and scored seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter. (The NBA has since announced that a missed kick ball violation took place with 5.4 seconds remaining in the game.) The Warriors will continue their homestand when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday in a Family & Friends contest.

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Warriors
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91
Pacers
27
16
24
27
94
Team
GSW

IND

Points
Ellis - 25
Wright - 18

Granger - 26
West - 18

Rebounds
Lee - 14
McGuire - 8

Hibbert - 17
West - 7

Assists
Ellis - 6
Robinson - 5

Collison - 9
Two Tied - 4

Steals
Lee - 2
Thpmpson - 1

Three Tied - 2
Three Tied - 1



Mark Jackson

On second-to-last possession:
“We flattened it out and looked for him (Monta Ellis) to make a play and he had it going. In that situation you have an option to call a timeout or not - I had the ball in my best scorer’s hands and I felt good about it. I didn’t want to give them an opportunity to call a timeout and prepare their defense. At the end of the day…18 assists and 18 turnovers - and they scored 21 off of our turnovers. We have to be a better basketball team than we’ve been. That’s just not going to cut it.”

On the Pacer frontcourt:
“They were better. That’s what it boils down to, tonight they were better. On the boards, in the paint we didn’t do the job.”

On Stephen Curry:
“I thought he was good. A couple of turnovers, a couple of careless plays but I thought he looked good. Fortunately, he got out of it healthy and I thought he got a great look at the end of the game. I thought he looked a little fatigued so I got him out early, but I was happy with what I saw. It’s good to have him back.”

On Danny Granger:
“He has very good size for a small forward, three point range, can post up and he had it going. They used him in a variety of ways and he hurt us.”



Stephen Curry

On being back from injury:
“It felt great. It was tough being out for two and half weeks but it felt good to be back out on the floor and didn’t have any problems with the ankles. It was a good night back but not the outcome of the game.”

On second-to-last possession:
“You would like to have the possession back but you have to realize you don’t want to be in that situation to begin with, especially at home. Many plays before that we could’ve got a couple more stops, couple more rebounds to control the game down the fourth in the stretch. We just didn’t win that game.”



Brandon Rush

On second-to-last possession:
“We have to be able to close out games and we didn’t do that.”

On Pacers frontcourt players:
“They have some big dudes down there in (David) West and (Roy) Hibbert and (Tyler) Hansbrough comes off the bench who gives them a spark. They are a tough team.”



5-10


10-4


Friday, January 20, 2012

Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.

vs.

Monday, January 23, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.

Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.

TV: CSN Bay (HD) & NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680

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