Golden State's magic number to clinch a playoff berth remains at two following tonight's 97-90 loss to the Utah Jazz. The Warriors held a 9-point lead in the 2nd quarter, but the Jazz put together a 27-10 run take the lead heading into the half. Warriors are back in action Tuesday taking on Minnesota here in Oakland.
David Lee finished the night with 21 points and 13 rebounds, his 30th 20-points, 10-rebound game of the season. He is the first Warrior since Antawn Jamison in 2000-2001 to post at least 30 20-point, 10-rebound games. After the game Lee talked about the missed opportunity. " I've been waiting eight years for a night like tonight to have a chance to clinch and make the playoffs. It's going to happen another night. We're going to keep our heads up but it was disappointing to lose this one." See what else the Warriors power forward had to say after tonight's loss.
Jarrett Jack when asked if the team is concerned offered this in response. " No. It happens, but we've defiantly got to know that any opportunities to clinch you can't take them for granted. We've got to seize the moment, so to speak." See what else a disappointed Jarrett Jack thought about the missed opportunity.
Steph Curry finished the night with 22 points to go with 5 assists. Curry Scored 17 points in the 1st half, including the Warriors first 9 points. Ultimately the Warriors failed to clinch a playoff spot tonight and Steph Curry talked about what that means to him and the team. " It sucks. I mean, you have a chance to protect your home court again. We've been playing good basketball leading up to where we're trying to go. We understand we have control of the situation and didn't get it done. We've go to figure out what lesson to get out of this and get back to it on Tuesday and keep pushing." Watch what else Steph had to say after the game.