Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Game thread: GameThread #66: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors- Welcome back Anthony Tolliver (Anthony Randolph?) (930+ comments)
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Recap: 77 Points
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Preview: Tim's Game Preview: Game 68, Golden State Warriors
Associated Press: Love’s double-double streak ends in Warriors loss | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors win, halt Love's double-double streak
Rusty Simmons: Warriors, Lee shut down Love, beat T-Wolves 100-77
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors end Kevin Love streak of double-doubles in rout of Timberwolves
- Before the game, Warriors players had fun talking about the NCAA.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors news and notes, March 14
Keith Smart before the game.
Reggie Williams before the game.
- No postgame news found.
Jim Barnett interviews Lou Amundson right after the game.
Keith Smart at the podium.
David Lee in the locker room.
Monta Ellis in the locker room.
Postgame talk on stopping Kevin Love's streak.
CSN highlights, recap.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
3:09 min: Tim Roye interviews Stephen Curry right after the game
1:32 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
On the team's defense:
"It always starts with your game plan and what we need to do first. And that was to limit their second chance opportunities, but it was going to take a player to have a commitment. The player that was going to guard (Kevin) Love tonight was not going to be involved in the game from an offensive standpoint. He had one objective and that was to make sure he doesn’t get to the glass. I thought David Lee did a great job with that and with sacrificing. That’s what I said about our team, ‘To get where we are trying to go, on certain nights someone is going to have sacrifice’ and his point total was the sacrifice tonight to make sure he keeps this guy off the glass. I thought that was a key point of the game, even in our pregame, that these were no more than effort plays, not so much what they do offensively."
On outrebounding the Timberwolves:
"I think anytime you can outrebound a team or rebound with one of the best teams in the league two things happen - it gives you confidence to let you know you are capable of being a good rebounding team if you focus on what you need to do. And number two, it allows you to get out and run. Those are two elements because that allows you to run and we were able to run tonight because we gave them only one shot and got our fast break going."
On What Lou Amundson gave the team:
"Energy. I know what I’m going to get from Lou (Amundson) when he plays in the game. He’s going to have high energy, he’s going to get to the glass and rebound and he’s going to seek the ball and run the floor. The hardest thing now is trying to get everybody the minutes they want and that’s impossible. That’s impossible for any team to do that. So some nights when you get down towards the eighth and ninth guy it’s going to be hard to give them the consistent minutes that they want. But when there are opportunities for our guys to play they have to come in and play hard because their next opportunity may not be there. "
On tonight's game:
"It was great. We took care of business and did what we needed to do. We got our guys rest for the game tomorrow. Our big men did an excellent job on Kevin Love holding him under 10 points and we couldn’t do anything about the rebounding but it was a big key to stop him."
On stopping Kevin Love from getting a double-double:
"It was definitely a team effort. After what Kevin Love did to us in Minnesota when they beat us it was a bad loss for us. He obviously had a huge game with over 30 points and 20 rebounds, I tried to just come out with pride and play well. When it came down to it in the fourth quarter I told coach when he (Kevin Love) comes back in I want to go in and do my best attempt to not let him get to 10 points. Kevin (Love) is a good friend of mine but when he has a performance against us like he did in Minnesota pride takes over and we tried to stop that streak."
On sacrificing his offensive game:
"I had some easy shots I should have hit. You’re not always going to help the team win by scoring points. Steph (Curry) was shooting the ball well, Dorell (Wright) played well, so did Monta (Ellis). Tonight they didn’t need me scoring the ball; all I was trying to do was keep him (Kevin Love) off the glass. I probably sacrificed six rebounds where I could have gone after the ball but instead I made sure he didn’t get to it."
(after the game)
gswscribe: David Lee said he asked Smart to put him back in during the fourth quarter to prevent Love from getting the streak
- No interesting notes to add tonight.
- A quick bus ride up to Sacramento to play @Kings tomorrow at 7:00pm.
|Mon||Mar 14||7:00pm||@Kings||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Wed||Mar 16||7:30pm||Mavericks||CSNBayHD / ESPN||KNBR 680|
|Fri||Mar 18||7:00pm||@Suns||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sun||Mar 20||4:30pm||@Mavericks||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Mon||Mar 21||5:30pm||@Spurs||CSNBayHD||KNBR 1050|