Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 109 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 114 - 4th qtr comeback attempt doesn't make up for earlier ugliness

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Recap: Recap #20: Golden State Warriors 109, Oklahoma City Thunder 114 - Furious Comeback Falls Short
Game thread: Game Thread #20: Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder - Free Throw Fun Fest (1147+ comments)

SBN BA: Warriors Manage Late Comeback, Fall Short Against The Thunder

Thunder: Welcome to Loud City
Recap: 2010-2011 Game 20 Recap: Oklahoma City 114, Golden State 109; Be Glad The Game is Not 49 Minutes Long
Game thread: 2010-2011 Game 21 Preview: Oklahoma City vs. Golden State; Critical Game for Both Teams


Recaps

Associated Press recap: Warriors’ rally falls short in loss to Thunder | Photo Gallery
Sports Network recap: Thunder fend off Warriors in Durant's return
Marcus Thompson II recap: Warriors' slow start is costly
Feltbot recap: Small Ball Storms: Warriors 109 Thunder 114
Adam Lauridsen recap: Partly Cloudly (Warriors 109, Thunder 114)


Pregame News

- MT2 takes a look at why this team isn't playing like the run and gun teams of yesteryear.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors offense seeks more after going slow

Pregame Videos

Keith Smart after practice a couple days ago.

Louis Amundson after practice a couple days ago.

Ekpe Udoh after practice a couple days ago.


Postgame News

- Smart thinks the FT disparity is partly because of reputation. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors update: Thunder light it up at free throw line

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Warriors vs. Thunder highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"I believe we have a good basketball team. I've got to say, I believe we do, because to be down and be able to come back to make it a manageable … that’s why I know we are going to be good. I preach that to these guys in the locker room, that if they keep that up; we can figure out a way to manage the first quarter, we are going to have a chance. I just have to keep selling that and they have to believe that because this game could have been over. We could have been down 20 points on the road and packed it in, but these guys made it a manageable game with about a minute, two minutes to go in the game. So without a doubt I think we are going to be a good team when it all is said and done."

On selling a positive attitude in the locker room:
"I believe in those men in that locker room over there. It’s not hard to sell things to people you believe in and they believe in what we are trying to do. So it’s not a hard sell in that regard."

On the back and forth nature of the game tonight:
"It’s a long game. Don’t play the clock; play your execution part of the game. Don’t play the clock because somewhere along the lines, they are going to make multiple mistakes to give you an opportunity to make plays and try to execute what it is that we are trying to do. I think that is what our guys did. Some guys made some big, tough shots. No matter how you cut it, it will always come down to how the basketball players are making plays."

On how to get urgency when down:
"Our team is a little out of sync. We are still putting the pieces back together and starting to put things back to order. So it is not like this is the team we had earlier in the year. We have to work through all those things and then it will come. I believe it will come and they believe it will come. We are just in that cycle right now, we are in that cycle where things are not totally clear for our team right now, but you saw how we played and how they played whenever they were down. But, when you get down and finally get yourself back in the game, that’s when your margin for error is so small."
Monta Ellis
On the team’s outlook for the season:
"We’ve got to just go on to practice and put this one behind us. We need to take this 3rd and 4th quarter and try to convert it over to the next game. It’s a long season. We are at a great position. We just have to keep playing together. It’s going to turn for us; I know it is. We’re a little frustrated at this point but we’ve got to look at the positives. It’s too early in the season for us to hang our head or get out of our comfort zone. We’ve just got to continue to work hard and stay together as a team."
Stephen Curry
On tonight's game:
"It’s frustrating why we can’t start off the game like we played in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters. We won the game by like 10 after the 1st quarter. We just have to find a way to come out of the blocks a little faster."

Outlook of the team:
"We need to keep doing what we’re doing even though the results haven’t been what we’ve wanted, but we’re doing things that a winning team does. We are having spurts of it defensively. We’re rotating well and talking and we’re moving the ball. Everybody’s getting involved which is important if we want to win."

Notes

- Rodney Carney DNP because of a sprained foot.


What's next?

- The road trip continues with a back-to-back in Texas on Tue @Mavericks and Wed @Spurs.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Dec 07 5:30pm @Mavericks CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Dec 08 5:30pm @Spurs CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Fri Dec 10 7:30pm Heat CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Mon Dec 13 6:00pm @Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Tue Dec 14 7:30pm TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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