Warriors Game Day Links #42: Golden State Warriors 119 vs Sacramento Kings 112 - Warriors fans hold their breath, await news on Monta's injury

OAKLAND CA - JANUARY 21: Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors grabs his left ankle after he injured it during overtime of their game against the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on January 21 2011 in Oakland California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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StoryStream: Golden State Warriors NBA Scores, Schedule, News: Monta Ellis Injury Not Serious

Kings: Sactown Royalty
Recap: Kings Forfeit Game, Broadcast Re-Run of Previous Loss to Warriors
Postgame: Post-Game Thread: Kings at Warriors
Game thread 2: Kings vs. Warriors: Game Thread II
Game thread 1: Kings vs. Warriors: Game Thread
Preview: Kings Hope to Shoot Into Win Column at Warriors


Associated Press: Warriors top Kings 119-112 for 4th straight win | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors beat Kings in OT, but Ellis hurts ankle
Marcus Thompson II: Costly victory for Golden State Warriors, losing Monta Ellis to sprained ankle
Rusty Simmons: Warriors lose Ellis but can't quite lose to Kings

Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

- Before the game, Steinmetz talks about Carmelo Anthony and Monta's All Star chances.
15:23 min: Matt Steinmetz with Ralph and Tom on KNBR.

- Found on nba.com, a small "autobiography" of Curry growing up with basketball.
NBA Stories: One on one: Stephen Curry (Video link)

Chronicle Live: Larry Riley.

Postgame News

- A flashback to Radman's game tying 3 @Kings, and what's happened since. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors update: Vladimir Radmanovic's big 3-pointer has jump-started Golden State

- Larry Riley says he'd wouldn't mind adding another strong player.
Rusty Simmons: Golden State Warriors news, Jan. 22

- MT2 takes an indepth look at Monta milking the clock to take the last shot.
Marcus Thompson II: Was Keith Smart Lucky or a Genius For His Late-Game Decision?

Postgame Videos

Footage of Monta's injury.

Jaymee Sire interviews Stephen Curry right after the game.

Keith Smart at the podium.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbyorpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Defense Leads To Offense
Monta's Swat
Monta's Big Shot
Kings vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On ending the game with an injury to Monta Ellis:
"Well you’re coming down where you got the ball in your hand and space out and a little thing where you roll up an ankle (sprained left ankle) here and there. But you know that’s just the way breaks go sometimes and hopefully it’s not serious and we get him back – may not be tomorrow night but we’ll see. If not we’ll get him ready for our next game."

On the comeback win:
"We were in trouble, we were definitely in trouble. We were in trouble from the beginning of the game – we were flat. We had a lot of conversations the other day, guys had their heads somewhere. We had to get them regrouped and get them focused and get ready to play and they did that. We made runs in the game; some guys stepped up (Dan) Gadzuric came in and gave us positive, positive big man minutes on the floor. And of course our backcourt played very, very well and David Lee and Dorell (Wright) had a bad start but got his composure back. I told these guys I trust you, but you have to know that I can’t hang on to you if you are playing bad and he understood that. But it was a quality win, played hard and made some gigantic plays."
Monta Ellis
On his sprained left ankle:
"It’s a little sore right now. We’re going to see how it’s in the morning and go from there."

On how he injured his ankle:
On How Tyreke Evans Injured his Ankle: "(Tyreke Evans) just jumped for the ball and he just fell on it."

On his game-tying shot to force overtime:
"I asked him if he wanted me to shoot it earlier. I wasn’t (having) a good shooting day. He told me to do me. So I just took it down and took the last shot."
Stephen Curry
On coming back from nine down with less than three minutes left:
"The next four possessions are key for us to get back in the game and if we don’t do anything it’s over. I thought we played good defense for the whole game. We made them take tough shots but we gave them offensive rebounds. Our offense got a little stagnant in the fourth quarter. When you come out of the timeout that’s when you have to execute the plays, somebody is going to make a play to get you back in the game and the crowd back into it. We kind of got the momentum back and took it from there."

On Monta Ellis’ shot to force overtime:
"It’s a tough call. If he goes fast he’s not in control as he wants to be. If you go fast and miss it then they make two free throws and the game is over. You can’t stop who gets the ball. So you live or die by that shot and it worked for us."

Interesting Tweets

(During the game)
MSteinmetzCSN: Keith Smart is absolutely livid ... livid I tell you after lazy turnover in backcourt. Hottest I've ever seen him.
Rusty_SFChron: Oracle Arena just ran a promo pitching Monta Ellis for the All-Star Game, and David Lee popped out of the timeout huddle to applaud the idea
Rusty_SFChron: Ekpe Udoh: seven minutes, zero rebounds. This is becoming a scary trend.
(After the game)
warriors: Monta Ellis Injury Update: Sprained Left Ankle. Will undergo x-rays tonight and his status for tomorrow is TBD.
warriors: Monta met w/media after game. In the end, no x-rays were needed for his sprained left ankle. http://plixi.com/p/71625100
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors say there will be no X-ray for Monta Ellis' sprained left ankle. His status is TBD.
Rusty_SFChron: Monta walking and chatting like being carried off the court was a little over dramatic.
MSteinmetzCSN: Monta sprained left ankle. Game time for tomorrow. He's laughing and stuff in locker room


- Lou Amundson DNP on the sprained left ankle.

What's next?

- We take a quick trip down to LA to face the Clippers one last time tomorrow. Will we have Monta tomorrow? We await the news.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sat Jan 22 7:30pm @Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Jan 24 7:30pm Spurs CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Jan 26 7:30pm Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Jan 28 7:30pm Bobcats CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Jan 30 7:00pm Jazz CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
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