Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 101 vs Detroit Pistons 97 - Warriors show Lacob and Guber how to almost blow a 32 pt lead

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Recap: RECAP #11: Golden State Warriors 101, Detroit Pistons 97 - Joe Lacob and Peter Guber Bring a New Hope + Coach Smart and the Warriors Prove that No Lead is Safe... In a Bad Way
Game thread: GameThread #11: Golden State Warriors vs Detroit Pistons- New Owners. New Homestand. (1500+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Warriors Squeak By Pistons, 101-97

Pistons: Detroit Bad Boys
Recap: Nice Try... Warriors Hold Off Pistons 101-97
Game thread: We're Going Streaking! Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press recap: Ellis helps Warriors hold off Pistons | Photo Gallery
Sports Network recap: Ellis scores 27 as Warriors hold off Pistons
Carl Steward recap: Pistons nearly spoil the party for new Warriors owners
Rusty Simmons recap: Golden State finally wins without David Lee


Pregame News

- Steinmetz thoughts from today's Lacob and Guber luncheon with the media.
Matt Steinmetz: Guber, Lacob Talk of Change

- TK's notes and transcript of Q/A with Joe Lacob
Tim Kawakami: Joe Lacob on the New Era Warriors: "Something very special is happening already

- MT2's tidbits from the Lacob and Guber luncheon.
Marcus Thompson II: Lacob and Guber Talking Big; Bobby Rowell Sticking Around; Overrated Gumbo

- More Q/A transcript with Lacob and Guber.
Rusty Simmons: Lacob/Guber dawn a new day

- More on Lacob and Guber.
Marcus Thompson II: New Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber preach patience
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' 'new dawn' begins
sfgate.com: Warriors' new owner

- Keith Smart will mix and match his players to make up for Lee's absence.
Carl Steward: Warriors update: No quick fix to account for everything David Lee brings to the table

Pregame Videos

Keith Smart during shootaround.

Guber and Lacob addresses the press during the luncheon.


Postgame News

- Monta sat most of the 4th qtr from foul trouble.
Matt Steinmetz: Ellis Unhappy With Bench Time in Win Over Pistons

Postgame Videos

Between the 1st and 2nd, Lacob and Guber introduced to the fans.

After the game, Jaymee Sire interviews Andris Biedrins.

Keith Smart at the podium.

Dorell Wright in the locker room.

Monta Ellis outside the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbyorpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Wright Baseline Jam
Warriors Fly High
Curry To Wright
Pistons vs. Warriors: Video recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On Tonight's Game:
"Well we're in the entertainment business, so we are going to make sure our fans get their moneys worth, but it puts the coaches, ownership and the general manager in the hospital. When you are playing with a big lead it’s hard to maintain composure to keep things solid. We also got into foul trouble right off the bat and that took some steam out of the team when our main guys really couldn’t function in the third quarter…which we normally we play pretty well in the third quarter."

On Keeping Monta Ellis on the Bench with Foul Trouble:
"I would’ve still done the same. Rather than losing him early at the top of the quarter I would’ve bought that time, I think you have too. He’s playing against two guys that are aggressive, that know how to draw fouls and next you thing you know he’s got a foul at the eight minute mark and I’ll be stuck without him for the rest of the game. At least if he fouled out it would’ve been with three or two minutes. I’m looking at the clock and the score and what happens on the floor. One thing that helps is that the team (Pistons) is not trying to do something quick. It actually plays into favor for me, because it’s slow and the clock is ticking and they are not going after anything fast. They were doing post-ups and isolations which eats up more time, which is helping my side. It actually paid off tonight. Maybe it comes back to bite me sometime in February but tonight we got a win."
Dorell Wright
On Tonight's Game:
"The number one thing is our toughness at the end. We got key stops when we were supposed to. We're a young team and we kept fighting. We got the key rebound and made big shots, and that's the positive thing we have to look at. The negative is giving up that big lead. When you play a veteran team like that they are always going to fight back and not give up."

On Playing at Home:
"It’s great being back in front of your home fans. They mean a lot down the stretch; they get loud and rattle guys at the free throw line, making them miss shots. We have some of the best fans in the NBA and they were really there for us at the key part of the game."

On the Steal with Six Seconds left in the game:
"I know the type of player Ben Gordon is. I’ve been in the east so I know a lot of these guys better than a lot of guys in here. So I knew Ben (Gordon) wasn’t going to pass because he wanted to hit the big shot. I was just reading it and as soon as he didn’t see me I just reached in there and used my length to get the steal."

Notes

- Keith Smart says that calbert Cheaney keeps track of 50/50 plays, which sounds like plays that could go to either team.


What's next?

- Plenty of time to rest. Our next game is on Friday at home against the Knicks again.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Nov 19 7:30pm Knicks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Nov 21 6:30pm @Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Nov 22 7:30pm Nuggets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Nov 24 5:30pm @Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Fri Nov 26 6:30pm @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
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