Warriors-Knicks Game Recap - 11/19/10

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Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
November 19, 2010

Warriors Comeback Falls Short
A sellout crowd at Oracle Arena saw the Warriors cut an 18-point deficit down to two in the fourth quarter, but Golden State could not complete the comeback in Friday’s 125-119 loss to the Knicks. Monta Ellis had the hot hand for most of the night and finished with 40 points, but the fourth quarter belonged to Reggie Williams. The Warriors’ super sub had 16 of his 18 points in the final period, including four three-pointers, and Stephen Curry recovered from a slow start to finish with 29 points and eight assists. Led by 35 points and 11 assists from Raymond Felton, the Knicks shot 57.1 percent from the field in handing Golden State its first home loss of the season. The Warriors will now move on to Sunday’s road game against the Lakers before returning home to host the Nuggets on Monday in a game that will feature a special Tickets and a Turkey offer.


Monta Ellis shot 17-for-30 from the field en route to his sixth 40-point game of his career. (Ezra Shaw/NBAE/Getty) VIEW PHOTOS

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Game Highlights

Monta's Big Bang

Spin Cycle

Ellis - 40
Felton - 35
Biedrins - 8
Stoudemire - 11
Curry - 8
Felton - 11
Ellis - 3
Felton - 4

November 21 - 7:30 p.m.

Staples Center

Los Angeles, CA

TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)

Radio: KNBR 680

Current Streak: Lost 10

This Season:

10/31/10: L, 83-107


Keith Smart
On Raymond Felton:
“I’m not satisfied with the way we defended him. He had an incredibly warm night tonight. He played very well, he was aggressive completely opposite the game we played in New York. He had his real game on tonight and made plays. Sometimes you can’t take away from a good player having a great game. I thought our team did a little bit better job on him in the second quarter, but again he’s a crafty NBA veteran guy.”

On Reggie Williams:
“I shared with him that he has to be aggressive taking the ball to the basket because he has the ability and go up to where he is trying to dunk the ball. And he did that in the second half, and I think that got him going. That’s how he has to play, not being passive.”

On On Monta Ellis:
“Monta (Ellis) is playing like our superstar. Is he a superstar in the minds of everyone else? We got to get somebody else on our team two, three, one guy to get to his level or get halfway to his level because that guy brings it every single night. Not just trying to have a good game, he’s trying to have great games and we got to get somebody to that level… in that category and I think we have that on our team to get there.”

Dorell Wright
On Playing Better In The Second Half:
“We had a sense of urgency. We were playing well. Reggie (Williams) came in big for us and hit some big shots. Steph (Curry) hit some big shots and things like that. We were getting stops but at the end we were trading baskets. In key moments in the game when we needed to get stops we were trading baskets and we will never win like that. We know we’re a good second-half team but it starts in the first quarter. Guys have to come in ready, play with some toughness and put our nose on the ball. I think they won every 50/50 ball. We just have to get a little more aggressive and get to the free-throw line.”

Reggie Williams
On His Second-Half Performance:
“I realized I came out in the first half flat and I wasn’t really productive. So in the second half I tried to bring more energy and contribute to the team. The whole team just came together and got back in the game, unfortunately we didn’t pull it out.”

On Helping Out The Starters:
“I think the starters are playing well. I can’t speak for everyone, I can only speak for myself but coming off the bench I feel that we have to help them out more. Those guys are playing a lot of minutes. Three out of the five starters played in the excess of 40 minutes and we need to help them in that area.”

Reggie Williams Audio Interview

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