Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 107 @ Miami Heat 114 - For 1 half, Warriors play outstanding basketball

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Recap: RECAP #33: Golden State Warriors 107, Miami Heat 114 - Halftime Got In The Way
Game thread: Game Thread #33: Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat :: New Year's Resolutions (Keep Wade Under 40 Pts) (1230+ comments)

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StoryStream: Warriors Lose To Heat 114-107, Lebron James' Defensive Intensity Dooms First Game Of 2011

Heat: Peninsula is Mightier
Recap: Heat survive horrid 1st half to come back and beat Warriors
Game thread: Open Game Thread: Warriors @ Heat
Preview: Game #35: Golden State Warriors (13-19) vs. Miami Heat (25-9)


Associated Press: Heat rally in 2nd half, beat Warriors 114-107 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Heat stay hot with rally in second half
Adam Lauridsen recap: Not Enough (Warriors 107, Heat 114)
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors overwhelmed by a Heat wave in loss to Miami
Rusty Simmons: Warriors blow 20-point lead against Heat

Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.

Postgame News

- Dorell Wright showed the Miami Heat just what he was capable of doing on the floor. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors update: Dorell Wright gives his old team, the Miami Heat, a look at what it's missing

- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had some nice praise for Monta and Curry.
Rusty Simmons: Miami coach knows talent, says Golden State has it

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Half-court Shot
Warriors vs. Heat: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"I don’t think those kind of guys (the Miami HEAT Players) are going to stay and let a game get that far ahead. They are going to get within their strengths, and they came out a little bit more aggressive. They got to the basket and forced the issue a little bit more, which is what they do. That’s what they have done their whole careers."

"I am proud of our guys – how they competed after coming off last night’s game, and had a chance in this game. We need to get off to a good start in the game, and we got off to a good one."

On Dorell Wright:
"He’s going to be under control. He’s a heady guy, and he wasn’t going to try and do too much. I think he didn’t force shots, and took what was available for him. I think he did both, drove the ball and play out of a set offence. He also shot his normal three point shot. I thought he did really well. I heard a comment that said, ‘I didn’t think he could do all that.’" I think we see a lot that this young man can do, and I’m glad that I have a chance to coach the guy because he has another window to go through. I think for 6 years of his career he played within a certain window. I think he has another opportunity to move his game through another window. It is pleasant to see how he is moving, and playing very well for us."
Dorell Wright
On tonight's game:
"We played together as a team. Guys were making shots and getting stops on defense."

"When you’re playing a good defensive team, you need to match their energy."

On returning to Miami:
"[Miami’s] my second home, having been here for six years. I was very excited and ready to get out there."

"This organization has done nothing but good things for me. They’ve always been behind me. I’ve learned so much being here. I’m happy to come back and showcase everything I’ve been learning."

"One thing I learned [playing for the Miami Heat] was working on your individual game."

"The [Miami Heat players] show a lot of love. They know what I’ve been through. I think I have great friends here."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"It was a good first half. We knew they were going to make a run. Not only did they make a run but they did it with the clock stopped because of how many foul shots they took. They got more aggressive [on defense]. They trapped off the pick-and-rolls. They forced the ball out of mine and Stephen [Curry’s] hands. Shots that were falling in the first half weren’t falling in the second [half]."

"The [Miami Heat] are at their best in the third quarter."

"Each game’s going to have its challenges. We know that if we play well we can beat anyone. If we don’t play well we can lose to anyone. Game by game it’s going to be a battle."

On Dorell Wright:
"He’s played great the last five games. He’s an unbelievable player. He shot the ball very well tonight. And we expect that from him every night."

"[Dorell Wright] gave his best effort. It’s underrated how difficult sometimes it is to stay focused when there’s all that stuff on the side."

Interesting Tweets

(During pregame)
gswscribe: Gadzuric looked as if he was going pretty hard in pregame warm-ups. Listed as inactive, though
(During the game)
gswscribe: Lacob and his girlfriend sitting courtside
gswscribe: Dorell screamed "ACIE LAW!" when that 3-pointer went in
gswscribe: A fan sitting courtside asked Keith Smart not to stand in front of him. Smart took a moment to explain why he could. ...
gswscribe: Smart: "Are you the head coach?" Fan said no. Smart pulls out card of plays. "See, this says head coach. That means I can stand here."
Rusty_SFChron: Rodney Carney just saw that he is matched up with Joel Anthony and mouthed, "Oh my God!" ... Warriors going with the 4-guard look.
Rusty_SFChron: Fan behind press row: "We like you Ellis. We'll buy you next year."
(After the game)
gswscribe: David Lee could hardly walk out of the locker room after the game. Bruised tailbone. Something to look out for


- According to Bob and Jim, David Lee may have been playing through a swollen ankle tonight.
- Keith Smart says Steph Curry was still battling a little bit of the flu and is still not up to speed.
- According to gswscribe, Lee had a hard time walking out of the locker room with a bruised tailbone. I think that bruise came from the 1st half when Lee took a hard fall.

What's next?

- The Warriors stay in Florida and head over to Orlando to see some old friends in JRich and Gilbert Arenas.

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