Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 121 vs LA Lakers 124 - Soooooo close to the upset

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: RECAP: Los Angeles Lakers 124, Golden State Warriors 121 - To Larry Ellison: value justified?
Game thread: Game Thread #66: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors - Kobe or MJ? Depends on your age (1400+ comments)

Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Recap: Lakers Survive Firefight in Oakland, Barely
Game thread: Lakers-Warriors Open Thread

Other Recaps

Associated Press recap: Lakers beat Warriors 9th straight time, 124-121
Sports Network recap: Bryant and Lakers hang on against Warriors
Marcus Thompson II recap: Three times the bounce leaves Golden State Warriors with tantalizing loss to Los Angeles Lakers
Rusty Simmons recap: Game-tying shots just won't fall late
Geoff Lepper recap: Lakers survive late Warriors surge, hold on for road win
Adam Lauridsen recap: That Time of the Year (Warriors 121, Lakers 124)

Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

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Postgame News

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Postgame Videos

Don Nelson at the podium.

Highlights by orangino.

NBA.com recap.

NBA.com highlight: Tolliver to Hunter.

Postgame Quotes from warriors.com recap

Don Nelson
On tonight's game:
"We did everything a small team needs to do to win a game tonight except get to the foul line. We didn’t do a good job there; it wasn’t because we didn’t have a desire to do it. The free throw discrepancy was an immense. We didn’t expect to win the rebound game but when you get out rebounded by that many it’s very difficult to win no matter how well you play. Monta (Ellis) had a nightmare night offensively but was he good defensively on Kobe (Bryant) all night. Too bad he couldn’t get some shots to go."
Monta Ellis
On tonight's game:
"It just wasn’t my night tonight. Nothing was going down, nothing at all. I liked the game, I like how we played, shared the ball, gave ourselves a chance to win the game, tie the game. We left it all out on the court tonight. I thought we played well."

On the final play:
"There were three seconds left and I didn’t see anyone else so I just launched the ball. At first I thought it was short, but when it hit the rim and then hit the backboard I was like ‘okay it’s going to go’ but then it went to the left and I was like ‘son of a gun’. But hey it was a great game to me. I liked everything about it, and we played excellent."
Chris Hunter
On his career-high 22 points:
"I just wanted to come and give a good effort and I got a couple of pick and rolls and got a couple of dunks early that got me in the flow."

On Monta Ellis’ shot:
"I knew it was going in, when it took that second bounce and bounced up it looked like the invisible man tipped it out of the way at the last second. It was a good effort and we had two good looks down the stretch to tie it up, but it didn’t fall."

Twitter Fun

(earlier this afternoon)
Just left physical therapy. Recovery is still goin very well. Getting better every day. Can't wait till next season

My Notebook

- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- The finale of the 4 game homestand with the Warriors face the Hornets again on Wed at 7:30pm.
- Matt Steinmetz with a weekly Wed chat on his chat page. Usually it's at noon, but it could go earlier or later depending on Warriors practice/shootaround schedule.
- I'm going to start including videos from nba.com.

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