Warriors-Nuggets Game Recap - 4/11/11

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Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
April 11, 2011


Warriors Fall In Road Finale

Playing their final road game of the season, the Warriors were unable to keep up with the Nuggets in the second half and wound up falling in a 134-111 contest in Denver on Monday. Stephen Curry tallied 27 points, five rebounds and five assists through three quarters, but injured his right ankle during the closing seconds of the third and had to exit to the locker room. Dorell Wright also scored 27 points on the night, while Reggie Williams tallied 17. Golden State was playing without Monta Ellis, who was released from hospital this morning after suffering Grade 2 concussion in Sunday night's game. The Warriors will now return to the Bay Area and prepare for the Wednesday's season finale as they face the Portland Trail Blazers on Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can enjoy savings of up to 50% on tickets and merchandise as the Warriors close out the 2010-11 season.


Dorell Wright scored 27 points and pulled down five rebounds. (NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Curry/Wright - 27
Smith - 22
Amundson - 6
Anderson - 12

Curry/Lee - 5
Felton - 10

Wright - 2
Anderson/Nene - 2


April 13 - 7:30 p.m.

Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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

Fan Appreciation Night

Current Streak: Won 2

This Season:


12/18/10: L, 95-96
12/25/10: W, 109-102
4/5/11: W, 108-87

Tim Roye's Game Recap

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
“I think they have a purpose in what they are trying to get done. I think those guys are trying to fight through it to get themselves in to the position with all their bodies intact to have a chance in the playoffs and make a run. I think we kept them under control for a moment with long-range shooting, but those guys shoot the ball so well they eventually get hot. I thought our guys did as well as they possibly could, they played hard and kept the game relatively close until about a three minute segment and then the game got away from us. There is no such thing in the NBA as an even playing field because you've still got good NBA pro players. You've got quality guys on both teams, veteran guys who have been around. So, when a guy goes out they know how to step in and play. When a guy goes out, someone is going to step in, step up.”

Stephen Curry
On playing the second night back-to-back in altitude:
“I don’t know what it was. We had a short rotation tonight and everyone was playing really hard in the first half. We came out in the third quarter playing well. It was just a matter of withstanding that run and we knew they were going to have it. It turned out to be a bigger run than we expected. We got out of the game there in the third quarter and JR Smith came out and hit some big shots and spread the floor. Everyone started to get the momentum."

On playing without Monta Ellis:

"It was the first game we played without him up until tonight. We tried to make up for what he does out there on the floor by sharing the ball and playing aggressive. Everybody had a part in it until they made their run. He will definitely be out with his concussion, but his health is first."

On the Nuggets:

"They are well-balanced and one of the most talented teams in the league from top to bottom on the roster. It is tough to prepare for them because anyone can go off on any night. Tonight all of them were.”

Dorell Wright
On tonight's game:
“They made a run. They made a run at the right time. We were fine with them the whole game and kept it close. That was our idea coming into the game - to keep the game close. With the fire power they have with the guys coming off the bench, could be a starting five, they weren’t as healthy either. But with JR Smith shooting the long ball, they just got hot at the right time and made key shots, JR got hot and when he gets hot and gets it going it is hard for him to miss. They made a run at the right time in the fourth quarter and they just beat us."

On playing the second night back-to-back in altitude:
"Definitely, the first 30 seconds you run up and down the court, you think you are in the best shape of you life and you are up there wheezing, chest hurting. You have to go out there and fight against that and leave everything out on the floor.”

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