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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #1: Warriors 132 - Rockets 128: Golden State remains unbeaten!
Game thread: Game Thread #1: Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors - Optimistic? Yes, Me Too! (780+ comments)

Rockets: The Dream Shake
Recap: Game 2 Recap - Rockets fall to 0-2 as Golden State Shoots Out The Lights
Game thread: Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors - Game Thread
Preview: Game 2 Preview: Rockets at Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press recap: Ellis scores 46, leads Warriors past Rockets | Photo Gallery
Sports Network recap: High-octane Warriors edge Rockets in Smart's debut
Marcus Thompson II recap: Golden State Warriors are off and running as Monta Ellis scores 46 points in season-opening win over Houston Rockets
Rusty Simmons recap: Monta Ellis' 46 give Keith Smart win in debut
Feltbot recap: Opening Salvo: Golden State Warriors 132 Houston Rockets 128
Adam Lauridsen recap, player analysis: Basketball — and Winning — Return (Warriors 132, Rockets 128)
Mike Massa recap: Ellis scores 46 as Warriors bring down Rockets in season opener


Pregame News

- Matt Steinmetz held his weekly chat earlier today.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz October 27 Chat Transcript

Pregame Videos

The day before opening night, Chronicle Live: Reggie Williams in studio.

The day before opening night, Curry tests out his ankle.

- Keith Smart talked about facing against the Rockets and Yao (just in case he does play). Curry talked about his ankle.
Shootaround Video Interview: Keith Smart and Stephen Curry

This is the video that played during the intros on Opening Night at Oracle.

The introduction of the starters during pregame.


Postgame News

- So far, things are looking good for Monta Ellis.
Matt Steinmetz: Early Returns on Ellis

- MT2 tidbits from the game.
Marcus Thompson II: Ellis dominates; Curry re-sprains ankle; and Don’t Sleep on Rodney Carney

- Like Yao, Lin has to deal with the nerves and spotlight of being an Asian American in the NBA.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors: Yao Ming, Jeremy Lin ride bench

- Rusty Simmons tidbits from the game.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors 132, Rockets 128 (Postgame)

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart at the podium.

David Lee in the locker room.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

CSN highlights.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Ellis Hangs and Hits
Ellis Double-Clutches
Defense to Offense
Rockets vs. Warriors: Video recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On Monta Ellis’ Scoring Tonight:
"This young man has made a complete turnaround in his life, and once your life is in order things start to work perfectly for you. His relationship and his life are in great order, and the guy has been ready to play since the summer working with Coach Silas in Memphis, and he's carried that over when he came into town early and he’s done that through preseason. He’s also been teaching. There was a point in practice yesterday, I was getting ready to explain to explain something I saw, and right then he stepped in, and that’s growth. He’s also trying to do it (score) in an efficient way, I can’t say how glad I am to be coaching this guy at this particular point in his career."

On Monta Ellis’ Efficient Scoring:
"At halftime he was 10-13 and he was scoring in an efficient way. He’s not wanting to have the ball in his hand a lot, but he’s taking shots in the area where he shot the ball from a couple of years ago, the mid-range pull-up. He’s just got to understand that he has a unique skill where he can shoot the three; he can put it on the floor for the mid-range pull-up and get to the rim."

On Stephen Curry:
"He took care of the ball, not having the careless turnovers. As I said during preseason, I’m not worried about Steph. He’s a smart player, he’s going to figure stuff out. I have to keep him actively engaged in the game and not settle for being a passer, because there is so much he can do for the team."
Monta Ellis
On Tonight's Game:
"Just happy we got the win. It was just one of those games where shots were going in early on and then they just kept falling."

On Stephen Curry:
"That’s what he has to do. We have to work off each other. They were playing us a little different, coach ran a play for us and they picked up what we were doing, then he noticed that what they were doing. That’s what he has to do. When I am going like that and come out the game and he’s in the game, he has to make offensive plays like he did tonight."

On Winning Opening Night:
"It’s a relief. We’ve been going through preseason and training camp for this moment right here. To get the first win to start the season off in the right direction says a lot."
David Lee
On Tonight's Game:
"We didn’t do too many good things on the defensive end, but one thing we did do well was that we out rebounded them tonight. They actually shot under 50%, but we let them get to the free throw line 52 times which was a problem. A problem we have to clean up. Offensively we played pretty well and I thought our energy at the end of them game carried us through."

Interesting Tweets

(Yesterday, Tues Oct 26, was Monta's birthday)
StephenCurry30: Watching NBA ball on TV getting me hype for tmw night. Happy Bday to ME8. 48 hour celebration
StephenCurry30: ME8 is Monta Ellis for all of those confused wishing me a happy bday lol.

Notes

- Stephen Curry thinks his ankle should be fine for Friday's game.


What's next?

- The Giants play Game 2 tomorrow (Thurs) at 4:50pm. The Warriors will practice tomorrow (Thurs), then face the Clippers at home on Friday.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Oct 29 7:30pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Oct 31 6:30pm @Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Nov 03 7:30pm Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Nov 05 6:30pm Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Nov 07 3:00pm @Pistons CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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