Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 110 vs LA Lakers 115 - Warriors back to form, hang tough with the Lakers to the final seconds

OAKLAND CA - JANUARY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers plays tight defense on Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 12 2011 in Oakland California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #38: LA Lakers 115, Golden State Warriors 110- What's new?
Game thread: Game Thread #38: LA Lakers @ Golden State Warriors - Prepare for Battle! The "Mortal Kombat" Edition! (1880+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Kobe Bryant Outduels Monta Ellis In 4th Quarter, Lakers Beat Warriors In Oracle

Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Recap: Lakers 115, Warriors 110: The Golden State Belongs to Kobe
Game thread: Lakers-Warriors Open Thread
Preview: Lakers - Warriors Preview: Not Even David Stern Knows How This One Will Turn Out


Recaps

Associated Press: Bryant, Odom rally Lakers past Warriors 115-110 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Bryant, Lakers hold on to defeat Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Lakers top Warriors once again (with slideshow)
Rusty Simmons: Warriors close but can't close deal against Lakers


Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

- Topics: Monta Ellis All Star chances, fan perception, thoughts on the homestand and the team, Andris Biedrins.
20:12 min: Rusty Simmons with Ralph and Tom on KNBR

Chronicle Live: Harlem Globetrotters Curly Neal and Hot Shot Branch.

Chronicle Live: Assistant Coach Calbert Cheaney.


Postgame News

- One day he might start at C, just not right now. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors update: Rookie Ekpe Udoh not ready to play center position

- I'm not entirely sure what this article is trying to say. If you figure it out, let me know.
Cam Inman: Warriors' Monta Ellis is All-Star worthy, but trade value may not get higher

- Keith Smart being careful with Biedrins, Udoh still developing, Lacob's birthday.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Andris Biedrins needs to get involved

- MT2 in-depth bits.
Marcus Thompson II: Monta Flooded with Praise; Udoh Said He’s Not Ready; Can You Explain Vlad’s Rise?

- Topics: Last night's game, Keith Smart, Andris Biedrins.
10:05 min: Marcus Thompson II with Murph and Mac on KNBR the morning after

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart at the podium.

David Lee in the locker room.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbyorpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Monta's Drive To The Rack
Warriors' Break
Sneaky Inbounds Pass
Monta's Buzzer-beater
Flush Down the Lane
Lakers vs. Warriors

Extra video found on warriors.com:
Monta's Performance

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"We are showing you can compete against some of the best teams in the league. We’ve shown that we can do that. I said earlier, if we can take care of the basketball we will have a chance every night to win. I felt Stephen (Curry) did a god job at trying to push the pace a little bit, managing the game with an aggressive defender on him, and I like the way our big guys played. Our bench was really engaged in the game, even some of the guys that didn’t play were involved and active in the basketball game."

On the atmosphere at Oracle Arena:
"We knew it was going to be electric. One thing about the fans, some have Laker jerseys on but as we start getting closer to a win we see them start cheering for us a little bit. We’ve got great fans that support the team and our players, and eventually we will get things turned around in the right direction. "

On whether Monta Ellis has extra motivation against the Lakers:
"I’m sure he does. Kobe (Bryant) speaks about him in a pretty high manner. I’m sure he gets up to play for him, just as he’s done to play against Dwyane Wade or any of those guys. I think those guys who play at that level they all get up to play against each other. I think he’s now moving in that direction with some of those better off guards in the league."

On Defending Kobe Bryant in the 4th Quarter:
"Well you try and hope he misses some shots. He’s just going to make plays. Back-to-backs don’t mean a whole lot because big time players will play. He makes shots, he understands how to do that. There’s nothing you can do. He’s in the area where we thought we had him off the lane and then he raises up for a 28, 29 footer and he makes a tough shot that was contested. What can you say? An MVP, a champion and a super competitor, when you have those combinations you find ways to give your team a chance to win."
Monta Ellis
On tonight's game:
"It was a great team. It was a great test for us; we gave it our all and left it out on the court. We didn’t want the outcome to turn out as a loss, but we have another game on Friday, so we just have to move on to that one and put this one behind us."

On facing Kobe Bryant:
"It’s just two players trying to get a win. I’ve known for the last three years that I would be guarding him, so I just prepare and do whatever it takes."

On his 1st half success:
"My shots were going down. We were pretty much getting anything we wanted. I have to give credit to my big men and Steph (Curry) and them finding me in the open spots. I give them the credit for my first half performance."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"We do have depth at the big spot now. We knew they had the advantage on us. They have the advantage at every position. I watch a lot of their games that are on late. There is not one team in the league that has the same size except Boston when they’re healthy. With that being said, I thought we competed well. In the second half (Pau) Gasol really didn’t hurt us, (Lamar) Odom had some put backs, (Andrew) Bynum didn’t shoot a great percentage but Kobe just got hot late and that’s what hurt us."

On Monta Ellis:
"Being sick is one of those things where you either come out and play really well or really bad. We know which one he played tonight. Once again he did a great job tonight and led us offensively. He actually played really good defense on Kobe (Bryant) there at the end but Kobe was Kobe."

Interesting Tweets

(During the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Coach Smart said he's afraid Udoh would be "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" vs. Lakers. RT @timkawakami Why hasn't Udoh gotten into the game?
gswscribe: Smart worried about him against Lakers' bigs RT @Hurricane_Shane why hasn't Udoh played yet???

(after the game)
gswscribe: Smart didnt wanna sit Monta or Dorell. That's who Reggie would go in for RT @schmeevee: why wasn't Reggie in the game?
gswscribe: Smart hurt the Warriors by getting away from his rotation. Showed no trust in his bench, save for Acie Law

Notes

- It was Joe Lacob's 55th birthday today.


What's next?

- We need to bring this high quality play to the rematch against the Clippers on Friday. Otherwise, full steam ahead on the homestand.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Jan 14 7:00pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Jan 17 1:00pm Nets CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Jan 19 7:30pm Pacers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Jan 21 7:30pm Kings CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Jan 22 7:30pm @Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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