Warriors Turning into Defensive Team?
The Warriors shot 37 percent in the first half, but (Mark) Jackson liked their chances, even down 46-43.
“I told them at halftime, the old Warrior team would be down 15, 20 points because their defense wouldn’t have kept them in the game,” Jackson said.
In the fourth quarter, the Warriors held Phoenix to 9-for-24 shooting, including 1 for 8 from 3-point range. The Suns finished 5 for 25 from beyond the arc.
“Our defense won it down the stretch,” (David) Lee said.
For much of the fourth quarter, Jackson had as many as four reserves on the floor.
“That’s what a team’s for — guys picking up other guys when they’re not shooting the ball well,” said (Nate) Robinson, who scored 11 points in 18 minutes. “It’s a team game. We just play hard. It’s been working for us.”