Warriors Game Day Links #56: Golden State Warriors 93 vs Boston Celtics 115 - Warriors get shut down in the 2nd half

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Recap: Recap #56: Boston Celtics 115, Golden State Warriors 93 — Ugly.
Game thread: Game Thread #56: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors — The Sisyphean Push for .500 Continues (1810+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Warriors Go Ice Cold in Second Half, Lose to Celtics 115-93

Celtics: CelticsBlog
Recap: Celtics Bring Structure And Discipline To A Chaotic World
Game thread: Celtics Hope to Break the Curse of the Oracle as They Begin Road Trip


Associated Press: Celtics stay hot, beat Warriors 115-93 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Garnett helps Celtics breeze past Warriors
Rusty Simmons: Celtics' 2nd-half blitz overwhelms Warriors
Feltbot: That Losing Mentality: Celtics 115 Warriors 93

Pregame News

- The Warriors are trying to get SOMETHING out of those expiring contracts.
Marcus Thompson II: Since Landing a Player Isn’t Working, the Warriors Hunting For Picks
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors trying to deal impending free agents

- The players are paying attention to the standings, thinking of a playoff push.
Matt Steinmetz: Post-break Warriors have something to play for

Pregame Videos

David Lee after Mon's practice.

Keith Smart after Mon's practice.

Peter Guber pregame with Bob and Jim.

Postgame News

- MT2 is holding a contest for the best answer to this question.
Marcus Thompson II: Think You Can Fix the Warriors? Let’s Hear How – You May Win FLIP Camera

- Andris Biedrins will likely not go anywhere by the trade deadline, so he has 26 games to prove he shouldn't be moved in the summer.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors news, Feb. 22

Postgame Videos

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Monta Ellis 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:
And One
Hoop and Harm
Celtics vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Tim Roye
1:35 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"They’re the Boston Celtics. They just turned it up. I thought we stopped moving the ball, we only had four assists in the 2nd half and we kind of played in one area too long. You can’t play in one area against this team too long, you have to move the ball and be decisive. We did not do that in the 2nd half. We had some open shots, but the Celtics did a good job with wrapping up their pressure. We had a good first half scoring 60 points and they went in at halftime and they knew they had to bring it up a little bit. But I think a lot of that had to do with us too. I don’t think it was totally every thing that they did. I just thought we didn’t move the ball like we needed to. We turned the ball over when we started the 3rd quarter and gave them a run and that just opened the gates for them. "

On the Celtics Defense in the 2nd Half:
"We just stood around. I think maybe the fatigue thing hit us a little bit, I don’t know. We weren’t the same team in the 2nd half. We weren’t attacking the basket, attacking the rim and forcing the issue. We found ourselves kind of floating out well above the three-point line trying to make plays from there. Against this team, against Boston, when you catch the ball and hold it you have to catch it with a decisive move or decisive pass right away. You can’t hold it because the floor will shrink on you…one second… hold the ball…the floor shrinks. Two seconds…hold the ball…the floor shrinks again. Now all the avenues for penetration or cuts to the basket, that’s been taken away. Now your last resort is to stay at the top and you move the ball and hold again and now that’s going to make it conducive for a long jump shot."
Stephen Curry
On tonight's game:
"At the end of the third quarter… their defensive intensity picked up a lot and we didn’t have a rhythm on offense and didn’t move the ball like we wanted to coming into the game. We kind of moved the ball side to side and made them play defense and not just load up to the ball, but we kind of got stagnant. We missed a lot of shots and our momentum was taken away and they made plays."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"That’s what is good about teams like that and San Antonio, they make adjustments. The pick-and-roll was hurting them in the 1st half and they changed and stayed with me on the roll and made sure we were going to take jumpshots rather than be able to get the ball to the rack like we would in the first half. I don’t think we helped ourselves with some of the turnovers we had. They are a tough team when they are ahead. When they’re behind their slow pace I think that can work against them. But when they are ahead like that, they are similar to a team like San Antonio where they are going to play defense every possession and they are a good executing team offensively. "
Monta Ellis
On the second half:
"We turned the ball over and they converted on the other end, not much you can say about it. They played the same way in the 2nd half, but we turned the ball over too much and they got out and ran and they made open shots. I don’t think they missed too many open shots, they just turned it up a notch and we weren’t able to get back into the game."


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- One last Friday night home game against the Hawks before the mother of all road trips.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Feb 25 7:30pm Hawks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Feb 27 2:00pm @TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Mar 01 4:00pm @Pacers CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Mar 02 4:00pm @Wizards CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Fri Mar 04 4:30pm @Celtics CSNBayHD KNBR 1050

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