Warriors Game Day Links #45: Golden State Warriors 103 vs New Orleans Hornets 112 - 3 game losing streak means time for a reality check

OAKLAND CA - JANUARY 26: Jarrett Jack #2 of the New Orleans Hornets dribbles around Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 26 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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Recap: Recap #45: New Orleans Hornets 112, Golden State Warriors 103 - Chris Paul helps Hornets starters shoot 68.8%
Game thread: Game Thread #45: New Orleans Hornets @ Golden State Warriors: The return of Marco Belle-EE-NELLI (813+ comments)

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StoryStream: Golden State Warriors NBA Scores, Schedule, News: Warriors Lose 3rd Straight, Good Times Officially Over?

Hornets: At The Hive
Recap: To be added: Title
Postgame: Postgame: Hornets Beat the Warriors
Game thread: Game 47: Hornets @ Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press: Hornets match club record with 10th straight win | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Hornets sting Warriors, win 10th straight
Jonathan Okanes: Slow start costs Golden State Warriors in loss to New Orleans Hornets
Vittorio Tafur: Warriors lose to much better New Orleans team
Feltbot recap: Buzz-Saw: Hornets 112 Warriors 109
Adam Lauridsen: The Dangers of Playing Safe (Warriors 103, Hornets 112)


Pregame News

- Before the game, Keith Smart made it clear he wasn't satisfied with Curry's 1st half performance.
Matt Steinmetz: Smart's strong words for Warriors' Curry

Pregame Videos

Tues: Stephen Curry limping after practice.

Tues: Keith Smart after practice.

Wed morning: Stephen Curry testing the ankle.

Wed morning: Stephen Curry interview after practice.

Video Link: Stephen Curry with NBA TV before the game.

Postgame News

- Stephen Curry was able to go today. Plus other notes, including a note where Smart criticized Curry during morning shootaround.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors update: Stephen Curry able to shake off ankle miseries

- Lots of frustration going around with this loss.
Matt Steinmetz: Loss amplifies Warriors' locker room frustrations

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart at the podium.

Dorell Wright in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Hornets vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap.

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Keith Smart
On playing the West's top teams:
"The NBA takes two things, effort and toughness. If you’ve got effort and you have toughness then you are going to have chance to play against any team in the NBA. If you don’t show any of that against the good teams, they’re going to force their will. And we didn’t force our will early in the game, and that’s what you’ve got. You have to be able to force your will on teams and when you don’t do that against the good teams you’re going to have a quarter where you start the game off very, very flat."

On not being able to close the gap in the fourth quarter:
"You couldn’t get to there. You couldn’t even get it to be a close game, based on how you started the game. You never had a chance to get yourself in that position. That’s what our group has to understand…you’re playing good basketball, but you have some veterans on other teams that understand that and I think Chris Paul and David West those guys knew that and they put their game at a different level tonight. And I don’t think we matched their intensity to start the game off."

On the Hornets' recent play:
"They’re playing very well, playing very well. You start with how they perform and how they understand how to try and create their game and their style and try to force things to fall in their favor. But they’re playing well, they’ve beaten some quality basketball teams, not just teams below.500…they’re beating people. They have the toughness that’s necessary to win, and we’ve got to get that. We’ve got to get that toughness, we’ve got to find it and get it somehow."
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3:26 min: David Lee in the locker room
Dorell Wright
On tonight's game:
"They came out ready to play and they out worked us in the first quarter. I think they started out 14 of 18 and you are not going to win games when a team is shooting like that. We were careless with the ball and missed some key shots. But, they are a good team and there is a reason they in the midst of 10-game winning streak."

On whether or not the team played too safe tonight:
"Definitely, it doesn’t matter who we are playing, we need to come out playing hard every night and take care of the ball. We need to be tougher than our opponents, we need to man-up and not look to the refs (when) the other team is being physical. We need to be more aggressive and take it to other teams."

On falling behind early in the game:
"We did fall behind big early and it is hard to pull yourself out of a hole like that. We need to come out knowing what type of team we are playing and know the type of streak they are in. We need to come out with a sense of urgency and we did not do that tonight."

Interesting Tweets

(During the game)
MSteinmetzCSN: It's gotten this bad ... Warriors color man Jim Barnett tossing T-shirts to crowd during timeout.

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- These Bobcats have been playing better lately. We could get a "realer" reality check on Friday.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Jan 28 7:30pm Bobcats CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Jan 30 7:00pm Jazz CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Thu Feb 03 7:30pm Bucks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Feb 05 7:30pm Bulls CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Feb 07 7:30pm Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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