Warriors Game Day Links #3: Golden State Warriors 92 vs New York Knicks 78 - Warriors solve Knicks' clogging D in the 4th, grind out an ugly but convincing win

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 28: Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks goes for a loose ball against Ekpe Udoh #20 and Dorell Wright #1 of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 28, 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 #3: Golden State Warriors 92, New York Knicks 72 - Greed Is Good, So Are Brandon Rush And Monta Ellis
Game thread: GameThread #3: Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks - Andris Biedrins Comeback Season? (1620+ comments)

Knicks: Posting and Toasting
Recap: Warriors 92, Knicks 78: "This game is yucky."
Postgame: Postgame Thread: Warriors 92, Knicks 78
Game thread 2: Second Half Thread: Knicks at Warriors- 12/28/11
Game thread 1: Game Thread: Knicks at Warriors- 12/28/11


Recaps

Associated Press: Ellis rallies Warriors past Knicks, 92-78 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis pushes upstart Warriors past Knicks
Matt Steinmetz: Second-half surge lifts Warriors over Knicks
Rusty Simmons: Warriors beat Knicks 92-78
Adam Lauridsen: New, Finally (Warriors 92, Knicks 78)


Pregame News

- MT2 and Matt Steinmetz preview of the game.
Marcus Thompson II: What to Watch For – Game #3
Matt Steinmetz: Knicks-Warriors: What to watch for

- Matt Steinmetz held his online chat earlier today.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz chat transcript

Pregame Videos

- Brandon Rush talked himself and his teammates yesterday on KNBR.
9:02 min: Brandon Rush on Fitz on KNBR, Tue 12/27/2011

- Did you know we had some postgame fireworks after the Bulls win?
Video link: Warriors Post-Game Fireworks


Postgame News

- A brief article on Lin's hectic last few weeks.
Rusty Simmons: Lin is back at Oracle - in a Knicks uniform

- According to Chandler, the Warriors were his FIRST option during the summer.
Rusty Simmons: Knicks' Chandler says Warriors were tempting

- Matt Steinmetz ponders that playing defense is the only way we'll win, and other thoughts.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors might have to be defensive team

Postgame Videos

John Henry Smith interviews Monta Ellis right after the game.

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Brandon Rush in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Monta's Steal and Slam
Rush's Rejection
Knicks vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
2:03 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap - 12/28
7:38 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 12/28
1:43 min: Brandon Rush Postgame - 12/28
3:16 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 12/28
0:28 min: David Lee Postgame - 12/28
2:06 min: Ish Smith Postgame - 12/28
0:49 min: Dominic McGuire Postgame - 12/28
2:09 min: Dorell Wright Postgame - 12/28
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"Got to give our guys credit. Ish (Smith) is a guy that was on the streets a week ago looking for a job and here he is playing...counted on to make plays. He did an outstanding job. Had seven of our first 10 points he made mistakes but he's' not playing for a coach that's going to cuss him out and yell at him. I'm going to nurture him; I'm going to love him. He responded, he really gave us some quality minutes and gave us a chance to win this game. Brandon Rush was outstanding...again. Rebounding, scoring and taking advantage of matchups. At the end of the day the thing I love about him the most is that he'll never put himself in a position to make a mistake offensively. He knows exactly who he is, and plays to his strength. It's a great, great win for us."

On Defending Carmelo Anthony:
"This is going to be strange to hear, but we are a defensive team. It's a shocker. Great players are going to come in against us whether it's home or away and they are going to have great nights. It's our job to make it tough and not hold our heads down. Follow the game plan, understand what we are willing to give up and if a guy scores 40 it's going to be 40 on our terms as opposed to on his terms. Ultimately, we did a great job paying attention to the game plan and the strategy. If a guy heats up it's up to me and the coaching staff to make the adjustments. Our guys did a great job of competing. For the first time, since I can remember, the defense has given a chance to win a ball game. The way we defended in the first half put us into position to win the game in the second half. "
Monta Ellis
On Playing Defense Well Early in the Season:
"We had enough training camp to be on the same page. That's our focus, to play defense. We are just going out there and getting the job done. That's what is keeping us in the game and getting a win versus NBA teams like this."

On Flipping the Switch in the Fourth:
"It was like something came down and twinkled on me. My teammates and coaches just said keep going, our defense is keeping us in it. Great players come in and close games. That's what they wanted me to do. I came out and made couple of shots, got everybody else involved and we won the ball game."
Brandon Rush
On Being Labeled a Defensive Team By Coach Mark Jackson:
"I think everybody is buying into what Coach Jackson is talking about and giving a lot of effort in the defensive end. We are getting big stops and getting out running like we do."

On the Opportunity with the Warriors:
"It's a fresh start for me and I'm taking full advantage of it."
Dorell Wright
On The Difference Between Game 1 to 2 and 3:
"We know we can be a good team. I think a lot of jitters, playing on Christmas with everyone watching but we don't want to use that an excuse. We let the game go in the fourth quarter but now guys are buying into the system and really trusting each other. That's what it's about, trusting everybody. That's what makes good defensive teams when you have four guys behind you that you know who will be there if you get beat. Guys are buying into the system, playing hard and winning feels good. A lot of guys in here won 36 games last year; we don't want to go through that this year. We want to make the playoffs and be a contender."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
DWRIGHTWAY1: Great team win 2nite. Everybody step up and played good D!! D wins games whn u can't get it goin on the other end!! Shouts to the #GSW fans!
CTJenkins22: great win @warriors .. shoutout to everyone in Queens & my #RollPride family .. good night at the oracle ...
Dlee042: Tough offensive night for a bunch of us... DOESNT MATTER!!! Great job with the team defense and another win for the Warriors! #phillysnext

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- The last home game of the homestand and the last game of 2011 is on New Year's Eve at at earlier time of 6:00pm against the Sixers.
- My guess is that Stephen Curry will be back in that game.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Sat Jan 07 7:30pm Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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