Game Recap: Warriors vs. Suns - 2/22/12

Monta Saves The Day, Warriors Go Into Break With 2-Straight Wins

Monta Ellis (26 points) played the role of hero, knocking down a last-second fade-away jumper to lift the Warriors to a 106-104 victory in Phoenix on Wednesday. The shot saved a game that the Warriors once led by 21 points and sent the team into the All-Star Break as winners of two straight. David Lee sparked the team with 13 of his 22 points in the opening period and Dorell Wright had 23 points and seven rebounds. Stephen Curry and Ekpe Udoh suffered injuries in the game, but have six days to heal before play resumes on Tuesday in Indiana.

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Warriors
39
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106
Suns
22
23
34
25
104
Team
GSW
Points
Ellis - 26
D Wright - 23
Rebounds
McGuire - 9
D Wright - 7
Assists
Ellis - 6
Robinson - 5
Steals
Robinson - 3
Curry - 2

PHX

Frye - 22
Gortat - 21


Gortat - 15
Frye - 9

Nash - 9
Hill - 6


Frye - 3
Two Tied - 1



Mark Jackson

On Tonight's Game:
“I feel like we executed on both sides of the basketball when it matters most. And if I had to design a win, I would have designed it this way. It was much better for our future to grind out a win. I like the fact that they are a team that is going to compete, they got back into the game, they took control of the game. But we buckled and were disciplined enough on both sides of the basketball to come out of here with a win. It was a great victory, absolutely great victory. And Dominic McGuire, nine rebounds in limited minutes, six offensive rebounds, has a big time defensive board, does a great job defending. Just a total team effort and Monta (Ellis) with a big shot down the stretch.”



Monta Ellis

On Tonight's Game:
“We played hard together as a team. I mean, my teammates, I give them full credit – catching the ball when I was passing it, setting great screens for me, getting me open shots and making big shots down the stretch, and getting defensive stops on the other end.”



David Lee

On Tonight's Game:
“They are a good home team and they made a run on us. We had some stretches we didn’t play as well as we should have in the second half. And the most important thing is defensively and offensively, we made some plays down the stretch capped by Monta’s great shot there at the end and we’re happy we were able to get that one, especially before a couple days off.”



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

US Airways Center – Phoenix, Ariz.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Ind.

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 1050

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