Warriors beat Clippers, Anthony Morrow stole the show
This story is about passion and hard work.
Anthony Morrow had 37 points and 11 rebounds in his first NBA start, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 121-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. His point total was the highest by a rookie this season, topping O.J. Mayo’s 33, and was the highest ever by an undrafted player in his rookie campaign.
“It was just one of those things where I caught fire,” Morrow said. “All the vets have been on me since training camp, telling me: `Just do what you do.’ So that’s all I’ve been thinking about. I didn’t feel any pressure. I felt like I didn’t have anything to lose. It’s all a part of being a rookie.”
Morrow, who averaged 7.7 points as a reserve in his other three games this season, played 42 minutes and was 15-for-20 from the field. Morrow was the third player to score 30 or more points against the Clippers in their last three games, including Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki (33) and Sacramento’s Beno Udrih (30).
Andris Biedrins had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors, who blew a 14-point lead before pulling away early in the fourth quarter. Biedrins recorded his 16th consecutive double-double, the team’s longest streak since Nate Thurmond’s 18 straight in 1971-72. Stephen Jackson had 20 points and 10 assists.
Watch the highlights of Morrow’s shots plus his interview.
Anthony Jarrad Morrow, nicknamed A-Mo was born Charlotte, North Carolina. The 6 ft 5 in shooting guard went undrafted out of the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2008 NBA Draft, but was later signed by the Golden State Warriors.