Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 131 vs Phoenix Suns 133 - Hunter sore left ankle, A close tight match

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: RECAP: Golden State Warriors 131, Phoenix Suns 133 - Didn't See That Coming!
Game thread: GAMETHREAD #70 - Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns - Here Comes The Pain Train.. (1160+ comments)

Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun
Recap: Phoenix Suns Outlast Golden State Warriors, 133-131
Game thread: Game Thread Suns Vs. Warriors
Preview: Game Preview: Phoenix Suns Vs. Golden State Warriors


Other Recaps

Associated Press recap: Suns hold off Warriors 133-131
Sports Network recap: Stoudemire shines as Suns hold off Warriors
Rusty Simmons recap: No answer for Phoenix's Stoudemire showcase
Marcus Thompson II recap: Warriors lose to Phoenix Suns on day of speculation about change a new owner might bring
Geoff Lepper, nba.com recap: Another monster night from Amar'e; Suns drop Warriors
Adam Lauridsen recap: Small Needs (Warriors 131, Suns 133)


Pregame News

- Have you noticed lately how aggressive CJ has been? CJ learning to make decisions and create.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors' C.J. Watson learns not to just rely on outside shooting

- Larry Riley on keeping Reggie Williams, decision to waive Raja Bell, what Riley skill scouts for.
3:59 min: Tim Roye interviews Larry Riley

- Some Nellie quotes on Dubs For Sale, plus speculation on whether the Warriors will be moved to another city.
Angela Hill: Warriors put up for sale

- MT2 and Rusty Simmons' takes on the Warriors press release that the Warriors are for sale.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Could Be Sold Soon, and for Record Price
Rusty Simmons: Warriors for sale

Pregame Videos

Chronicle Live: Greg Papa talks with Matt Steinmetz and Rusty Simmons on Dubs For Sale.


Postgame News

- Whether a sale goes through or not, Nellie and Riley will keep doing their jobs.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors' Nelson no worried about potential sale

Postgame Videos

Don Nelson at the podium.

Highlights by orangino.

nba.com recap.

Postgame Quotes from warriors.com recap

Don Nelson
On tonight's game:
"[It was] quite a game, quite an effort. If we just keep playing hard, we’re going to win some games here if we keep doing what we did tonight. [We’re] keeping a positive attitude the best that we can. For a team that gets beat too many times, I thought that the guys really came out , played, and shared the ball. I thought we moved the ball very well. We had a chance to actually win the game. I think that [G] Monta [Ellis] missed a couple of layups and a free throw. We would have gotten their attention had he made those. Anyway, how about my D- League guys. Man, are they playing a lot. I think that’s why we’re keeping the spirit up with those guys getting an opportunity. They don’t have bad games. They play every game like it’s a playoff game. I was very happy to see some success from them, and again, they’ve had plenty and they’ll get more."
Anthony Tolliver
On playing for Coach Don Nelson:
"Coach has showed tremendous confidence in my game, and putting the ball in my hands, running the point sometimes…kind of weird. But at the same time, I know I’m a mismatch a lot of the times, especially when we go small and I’m at the five so I use that to my advantage, using my quickness and trying to get to the basket on these bigger guys and try and help my team out."

On playing against All-Star competition:
"I’m learning that these guys are hard to stop. They’re All-Stars for a reason, unless you have a team effort against guys like these it’s pretty tough to stop them. We did a decent job at times tonight as a team against him (Amar’e Stoudemire) and trying to contain (Steve) Nash at the same time, but we had some lapses and that’s when he had his points. Hopefully we can learn from that and go from there."
Chris Hunter
On his injury:
"(My left ankle) was a little bit sore, but it was one of those things were I cut wrong and twisted it a little bit. It was hard to get after pick and rolls quickly and go in the hole, but I still tried to give a good effort and do what I could do out there."

On the play of the team's former D-Leaguers:
"They are playing well, they’re playing with a lot of heart and a lot of confidence and they are looking like veterans out there. Reggie (Williams) is scoring the ball, Anthony Tolliver was playing great defense on Amar’e (Stoudemire) a tough player and he was scoring the ball and doing a lot of things out there so they were doing a great job."

My Notebook

- Chronicle Live - So that's what Rusty Simmons looks like.
- From Chronicle Live, Nellie's "free" year was meant for the Cohans. He wouldn't do it for another owner.
- From the Rusty Simmons recap, the Warriors signed Reggie for the rest of this season and have an option for him for next season. This answers my question that I asked about when I heard Fitz say his show that the Warriors have Reggie up through next season.

What's next?

- We just saw the Grizzlies on Sat, and they're back on Wed at 7:30pm.
- Wed means another round with Matt Steinmetz on his chat page.

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