Warriors Game Day Links #53: Golden State Warriors 100 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 94 - Not a high energy game, Warriors stand tough long enough to win

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Recap: Recap #53: Warriors 100 - Thunder 94. Is this what it’s like to watch a good team?
Game thread: Game Thread #53: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder - It's GSoM Night 10. What are you doing sitting in front of a computer? (900+ comments)

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StoryStream: Monta Ellis Outperforms Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Beat Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder: Welcome to Loud City
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors: 2010-2011 Game 53 Preview; Hey, the Warriors Could Make the Playoffs in the East!


Recaps

Associated Press: Warriors stun Thunder behind Ellis’ big night | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis guides Warriors past Thunder
Adam Lauridsen: Maximization (Warriors 100, Thunder 94)
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors beat another quality opponent in the Oklahoma City Thunder, but can they maintain level of play?
Rusty Simmons: Warriors top Thunder for 5th win in 7 games
Feltbot: Climate Change: Warriors 100 Thunder 94


Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.


Postgame News

- According to Monta, Curry asked Keith Smart to guard Westbrook, and that's what he did.
Matt Steinmetz: Monta Ellis on Stephen Curry: "He took the challenge"

- Keith Smart praised Ekpe Udoh for being a good student and developing fast.
Rusty Simmons: Smart lauds improving Udoh

Postgame Videos

Jaymee Sire interviews Monta Ellis right after the game.

Keith Smart at the podium.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbyorpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Tough Shot
Ellis to the Cup
Thunder vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Tim Roye
2:24 min: Tim Roye interviews David Lee right after the game.
1:18 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On the Warriors' rebounding:
"The guys did a good job. I think we knew we had to rebound, that was part of pregame idea of what we had to do in this game to have a chance. We couldn’t give up second chance points. Their point guard (Russell Westbrook) rebounds extremely well, everyone on their team is a pretty good rebounder. I just think our guys did a great job of going to the glass early. Andris (Biedrins) set the tone early and saw that he could get to the glass whenever he wanted. He did a good job and set a nice tone giving us a second opportunity, after we missed our first four shots. Andris (Biedrins) did a good job with giving us the opportunity to have another reload and that just carried the rest of the way."

On defending the pick-and-roll:
"I think we got a little spillover from playing Chicago and being in the coverage that we were, and to not allow direct lines to the basket. I thought Stephen (Curry) and Monta (Ellis), those guys did a really good job with getting themselves back under control when they went underneath the screen because (Russell) Westbrook and (Eric) Maynor will still try to attack you once they get everything corrected and everyone filters out and gets to their spacing spots, those guys will still try and attack you off the dribble. I mentioned in the pregame about being able to load to the ball and fire out to shooters in the corners."

On utilizing the pick-and-roll against the Thunder:
"We pay attention to what teams have problems with it. The way we get into the pick-and-roll was more effective tonight where we just didn’t walk over into the pick-and-roll, our guys tried to run into it. The second thing is the best thing a player can do when he’s in the pick-and-roll - draw two players and then you’ve done your job, now you move the ball to the next guy and he moves it again and you’ll probably get a wide open shot because of that."
Monta Ellis
On the Warriors' rebounding:
"Our big guys did a wonderful job. They got us a lot of second chance points. We outrebounded them in the first half 31 to 16 or 17, something like that, and we had 20 offensive rebounds. If we get them to play like that for the rest of the way who knows what we could do, but they did a wonderful job tonight."

On Stephen Curry:
"This game by far was his best game he’s had this season."
Stephen Curry
On the Warriors' rebounding:
"They got a lot of second chance points for us. David (Lee) with 19 rebounds and Dre (Andris Biedrins) right up there with him, their presence down there when we were missing shots still gave us second chance opportunities. I think we had 16 or 19 offensive rebounds in the first half, for us it’s unheard of. We were just being aggressive."

On feeling in control::
"Everything felt good out there. It felt like I knew where I was going to be on the floor and what to look for. Also being composed when I got myself in tough situations and being able to get out of there. It was just a matter of staying aggressive and being smart about it."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"I took a long look at the loss in Phoenix and how we have been playing and thought one category that I could step up in was in rebounding and trying to lead that charge. We have so many scorers, that if the bigs can focus on rebounding and controlling the paint, then scoring when given the opportunities, I think that can help our team overall. We did that tonight against a good rebounding team and an athletic team in Oklahoma City."

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- One last home/road back to back before the All Star break, Hornets, @Jazz.
- Marcus Thompson II will hold a live chat on Mon, Feb 14, at noon on his chat page.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Feb 15 7:30pm Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 16 6:00pm @Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Tue Feb 22 7:30pm Celtics CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Feb 25 7:30pm Hawks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Feb 27 2:00pm @TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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