Warriors Game Day Links #1: Golden State Warriors 86 vs LA Clippers 105 - Sigh, looks like we're in for a long season

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 25: David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the season opener at Oracle Arena on December 25, 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Recaps

Associated Press: Chris Paul, Clips beat Warriors 105-86 in opener | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Changing of the guard; Paul shines in Clippers' debut
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors open season with 105-86 loss to Clippers
Marcus Thompson II: Clippers spoil opener
Rusty Simmons: Warriors lose to Clippers 105-86 in season opener
Adam Lauridsen: First Impressions (Warriors 86, Clippers 105)


Pregame News

- MT2's preview of the game.
Marcus Thompson II: What to Watch – Game #1

- Curry went through his usual pregame shooting drills, so he's likely to play.
Matt Steinmetz: Curry likely to play in opener vs. Clippers

- CP3 talks about Mike Malone and Stephen Curry.
Rusty Simmons: Chris Paul might have been a Warrior, but ...

- Chris Mullin returns to the Oracle Arena as part of the broadcasting team for ESPN.
Rusty Simmons: Chris Mullin visits Oracle 1st time since exit

Pregame Videos

Pregame: Mark Jackson.

Pregame: Jeremy Tyler.


Warriors 2011-2012 home/season opener intro, by bObaBaLLa.

Video link: Warriors opening night intro


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Andris Biedrins in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Biedrins Cleaning Up
Spinning and Hitting
Clippers vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Postgame
1:23 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap - 12/25
6:12 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 12/25
1:57 min: Andris Biedrins Postgame - 12/25
1:51 min: Stephen Curry Postgame - 12/25
1:41 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 12/25
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
“We are a team right now that plays in spurts. The great teams don’t do that, it gets you in trouble. There are times that we look like we really understand what we are trying to accomplish, and then there are times, looking at the third and fourth quarter, where we look like a lost basketball team. We lose sight of what we are trying to accomplish and we make mistakes. Got to take care of the basketball, can’t give up easy paint scores, can’t put them on the free throw line and you have to get stops. 64 points in the second half just won’t cut it.”

On Andris Biedrins:br /> “In spurts, he played very well. Solid defensively, altered shots, blocked shots, rebounded well. I thought he played with confidence. Got a little fatigued out there, but he played with confidence and that’s what we are going to need.”

On Brandon Rush:
“I thought he gave great minutes. Thought he battled on the boards, he doesn’t get himself into trouble, understands his strengths and plays to them. He’s a high IQ basketball player and he gave us a lift off the bench tonight.

On Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups:
“Chris Paul is very good. He’s very good in pick and roll situations, hurt us on a couple of isolations, very good at the top of the circle, makes plays for himself and others. Chauncey Billups is a wily veteran and knows how to make contact. They outplayed our backcourt today. That’s going to happen. I still believe in my guys, no question about it.”
Stephen Curry
On Tonight's Game:
“We just didn’t have our best performance in the fourth quarter. The good thing is, tomorrow night we are playing so we can come out and try to turn it around and get back to executing like we did in training camp. We have another good team in Chicago coming in and we have to protect home court.”

On The Clippers:
“The combination of him and Chauncey (Billups) are veteran guys and Mo Williams in the second unit is a veteran team that has been around and won a lot of games so they know how to play. They became a really experienced team overnight. We get to see them three more times so hopefully we figure it out by then.”

On What Changed From The First Half To The Second Half:
"It’s a combination of a lot of things; they got a lot of easy baskets down low. We took them off the glass early in the game and we dominated the paint. They clawed their way back with that. Easy transition points and giving them the ball back in turnovers. We have to value the ball.”
Monta Ellis
On The Clippers' Fourth-Quarter Run:
“I don’t think they did anything special, I think we did it to ourselves. We came out flat in the second half and they ran away with the lead.”

On What Changed From The First Half To The Second Half:
“I think our defense intensity. We gave up 64 points. It’s unacceptable.”

On Chris Paul:
“He’s a great player. He’s going to make that team better, but like I said I don’t think it was nothing they did…we did it to ourselves.”

Interesting Tweets

(before the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Curry is working out right now, wearing a bulky brace on his ankle and a knee-high sock that covers tape on his right leg.
Rusty_SFChron: Stephen Curry (ankle) just gave the thumbs up on his way to the locker room.

(after the game)
Dlee042: Thanks for your support tonight twitter fam! Really upset we didn't get the win, another big game tomorrow. Better 2nd half defense needed!
StephenCurry30: Thanks to all the fans who supported tonight. We will be better tmw. Starting with me. Short memory.

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- Not much time to sigh. We face the Bulls tomorrow night right here at home. The Bulls are coming off an emotional win against the Lakers today. Can we take advantage?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Mon Dec 26 7:30pm Bulls CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Dec 28 7:30pm Knicks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Dec 31 6:00pm Sixers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Jan 02 12:30pm @Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Jan 04 5:30pm @Spurs CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
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