Marcus Thompson II of the Oakland Tribune reports:

In just his second start of the season, second-year man Anthony Randolph gave the Warriors an immediate defensive presence inside.

Randolph started at center and finished with a career-high eight blocks in the Warriors’ 108-102 loss Wednesday to the New Orleans Hornets. It was the most blocks by a Warrior since Adonal Foyle had nine against New York on Feb. 21, 2003.

Randolph’s six first-quarter blocks were two off the team record for a quarter.

“I feel the (previous) couple games I did poorly on defense,” said Randolph, whose previous career-high was five blocks in a game against San Antonio in March. “I kind of took it upon myself to come out here and try to control the paint and help my teammates out as much as I can when they got beat.”