Warriors Game Day Links #2: Golden State Warriors 99 vs Chicago Bulls 91 - Energy, defense, hustle, thievery, and a grown man win

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Recaps

Associated Press: Curry leads Warriors to 99-91 win over Bulls | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis helps Warriors get past Bulls
Matt Steinmetz: Curry leads Warriors to 99-91 win over Bulls
Rusty Simmons: Curry stellar in helping Warriors top Bulls, 99-91
Marcus Thompson II: Backcourt mates Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry lead Golden State Warriors to victory over Chicago Bulls


Pregame News

- MT2's game 2 preview.
Marcus Thompson II: What to Watch For – Game #2

- TK's partial pregame transcript.
Tim Kawakami: Mark Jackson, pre-game: “I feel extremely comfortable with my 1st unit defensively”

- DWright is figuring out where his shots will come from.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Dorell Wright seeking three-point touch

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

John Henry Smith interviews Mark Jackson right after the game.

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Kwame Brown in the locker room.

Klay Thompson in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Curry to Lee
Udoh Block Party
Block Leads to Layup
Curry Sets Up Wright
Curry Injured in the 4th Quarter
Bulls vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
1:23 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap - 12/26
5:47 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 12/26
2:21 min: David Lee Postgame - 12/26
5:02 min: Stephen Curry Postgame - 12/26
2:30 min: Kwame Brown Postgame - 12/26
0:47 min: Ekpe Udoh Postgame - 12/26
1:49 min: Dorell Wright Postgame - 12/26
2:03 min: Klay Thompson Postgame - 12/26
Mark Jackson
On His First Win As A Coach:
“I talked to the guys afterwards, and it means something, because I dreamt of this moment. I told the guys I just didn’t see the guys in uniform, but I thank God it was them because of their commitment, their focus, and their dedication. I’m extremely proud of that group. This win is truly theirs. They’ve earned this one.”

On Playing Against Derrick Rose:
“As a coach you can’t give great players a steady diet of the same thing, because they will make adjustments. What we did was we tried to give him different looks. He still found guys, he still made plays but I thought my guys did an outstanding job of making multiple effort plays. After being beaten they got back into the picture and they chased down loose rebounds. He’s a tough assignment, but as a coach you cannot give a player of his caliber the same look every time.”

On the Warriors Bench:
“Brandon Rush is a guy that is experienced that can play the two or the three. He can knock down the midrange jumper and he’s a very underrated rebounder. (Ekpe) Udoh, I thought he was outstanding. I challenged him last game, I challenged him at halftime, I challenged him at the end of the game, and then back at the office around midnight I saw him shooting and I challenged him again. It was a breath of fresh air to see him there. I’m proud of him. I’m going to expect that every night. And Kwame (Brown) was incredible. His presence, high IQ, eliminated us having to double team, played one-on-one. And then, bonus points. Catching the basketball and finishing. Set the tone for us, and was a presence.”
Kwame Brown
On Tonight's Game:
“We are going to have to earn everything we get. Coach has practiced defense all year long. That’s what we are going to focus on. It doesn’t matter who comes in, we have to protect our home court.”

On Coach Jackson's Reaction To The Win:
“He was very emotional. He fired me up a little bit. He teared up a little bit, but it was great for us to see his passion and get more wins for him. I like his passion.”

On If He Considers Ekpe Udoh, Brandon Rush And Himself A Defensive Unit:
“I think everyone is buying into it. It’s just not the second unit. First unit did a great job setting a tone and keeping them out of the paint also containing Derrick Rose. That was a team effort in doing that.”
Stephen Curry
On Reinjuring His Ankle:
“I haven’t seen the footage, but I think I landed on Kyle Korver’s ankle, I mean his foot. That’s more comforting for me knowing that it wasn’t one of those planting or moving injuries like I had in Sacramento. It’s still frustrating that this keeps coming up.”

On If He Reconsidered Playing With The Injured Ankle:
“Nope. Last game I was just a little rusty from missing practice and testing it out. Tonight I thought I played well, I was able to be aggressive and not really worry about it. It was just a freak thing that I landed on Kyle Korver’s (foot). So I really can’t account for that. It’s just really frustrating for me.”

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
gswscribe: Curry just left the locker room, limping, still in uniform, with a sandal on his right foot
gswscribe: Curry headed to get X-Rays
warriors: UPDATE: @StephenCurry30 re-tweaked his right ankle during tonight's game and is considered day-to-day.
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors say Steph Curry's right ankle is tweaked, making him day-to-day. Coach Jackson said Curry tried to re-enter the game in last 6 mins
DWRIGHTWAY1: Shout out to all the Bro's great win!! Shouts to the Best Fans!! Yall were def in there!! Congrats to Coach on his 1st win! Just the start!!
DWRIGHTWAY1: Shouts to the lil bro @StephenCurry30 for throwin those Lobs and makin me act 18 again haahhahaha. #swag
StephenCurry30: Once again thx to #oraclefaithful that came out. Thats how we protect home court. Just the start. Congrats to @JacksonMark13 on 1st W!
StephenCurry30: Oh yeah @Dlee042 and @DWRIGHTWAY1. We need to check the record books on longest combined alley-oops. Now way we don't have that record lol
Dlee042: Now thats Warrior defense for 48 Minutes, great TEAM victory tonight ! Congrats to @JacksonMark13 for getting his first win of many !!!

Notes

- Here we go again. Stephen Curry stepped on Kyle Korver's foot with his right ankle, so we again await news on whether or not he'll be out and for how long.


What's next?

- Savor this fun victory. We have a day off (or practice day) and then the Knicks come to town on Wed as our opening homestand continues.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Fri Jan 06 7:30pm @Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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