Warriors Game Day Links #76: Golden State Warriors 91 @ Memphis Grizzlies 110 - Monta strains right ankle late in game

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Recap: Recap #76: Golden State Warriors 91 @ Memphis Grizzlies 110 - What's Worse than a Two Day Old Bagel?
Game thread: GameThread #76: Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies - Is This What We Have to Look Forward To? (400+ comments)

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StoryStream: Warriors Falter in Second Half, Lose To Grizzlies 110-91

Grizzlies: Straight Outta Vancouver
Recap: Hope You're Growing Your Playoff Beard: Memphis Grizzlies 110, Golden State Warriors 91
Game thread: GameThread: Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies


Recaps

Associated Press: Allen scores 21 in Grizzlies' win over Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Randolph leads Grizzlies past Warriors
Marlon W. Morgan: Golden State Warriors beaten on road again


Pregame News

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

Pregame Videos

Matt Steinmetz answers questions on the pregame show.


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Monta's ankle injury: listed as day-to-day.

Keith Smart in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Wright Fascinating Dunk
Warriors vs. Grizzlies

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:
"I thought we played probably close to a good game in the first half. We closed out the second quarter really well and then went flat. We turned the ball over and took a lot of quick shots. That allowed the Grizzlies to cut in the lead and by that time the crowd was into it. We did a good job keeping the crowd out of the game. We had them really flat. We did a good job containing Zach Randolph, for the most part. Then, it just got away. We turned the ball over and just couldn’t recover from there. By the time they got their game going defensively, we couldn’t do anything. That put the game back in their favor. Of course, they pounded the offensive glass and got 76 points in the paint. A lot of that was chasing shots down and going to finish them."

On the Warriors’ bench:
"I think our bench came in and played a very good game. They came in and moved the basketball around. They played well, particularly when we had a back-to-back last night in Oklahoma City. We traveled and got here late. The bench came in and did a very, very good job of coming in and making the game manageable for our first unit. They gave them a cushion going into halftime and into the third quarter. We just didn’t have it after that. We had it from the start but just couldn’t sustain it."

On being discouraged after losses:
"I wouldn’t say it is discouraging. I think, because we are a team that is still growing, you have to understand how to win on the road and how to win in tough buildings, tough environments and how to win when you’re tired and banged up at this time of the year. This is all a learning stage for us. It is not discouraging. It’s discouraging that we don’t get the wins. You have to know this is the training ground for you to go out to where the experience you get now will prepare you for later on. You have to see that our young players have to figure out that their bodies are tired. They didn’t get their rest or they’re aching with pain, but they still have to play. Once you experience playing hurt and banged up at this time of year, you have to adjust to that. Then, you can move to another level from a physical standpoint. That’s what our team of young players has to do."
Monta Ellis
On tonight's game:
"We made some crazy judgments out there tonight. They (Grizzlies) made a run like every NBA team does, and when they got back ahead, they didn’t look back. They pushed the pedal to the gas, and they came out with a win."

On Tony Allen’s impact:
"He’s a great defensive player. I think we pretty much did everything to ourselves tonight. When you look at it, it really wasn’t turnovers they forced, it was our own. They just got out and capitalized. They’re a good team, a playoff team. They came out and won the game tonight."
David Lee
On the third quarter:
"They (Grizzlies) came out firing and getting stops. I made a turnover, they got some run-outs and easy buckets, which got the crowd back into it. They got momentum back (on their side). We didn’t capitalize on those opportunities we had. This was a learning experience for me as a young point guard. We’ve got to know the situation of the game. We can’t really play up tempo all game. There’s a time when you have to reel back and play smart. At this point of the season, that’s all I aim for."

On Grizzlies’ team defense:
"They’re a great defensive team. Tony Allen’s out there anchoring the defense. They all work together and move well. They clog the paint, and when you get in the lane it’s tough to finish. They’ve got some big guys down there. We weren’t making our shots on the outside; that cost us."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
warriorsvox (Tim Roye): from the locker room. for monta ellis, his precautionary xrays were negative, he has a strained right ankle

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- Two days off for rest and recovery for everyone, including Monta's ankle. Then we face another playoff team on Saturday night, the Mavericks.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sat Apr 02 7:30pm Mavericks CSNBayPlus KNBR 680
Tue Apr 05 7:00pm @Blazers CSNBayPlus KNBR 680
Wed Apr 06 7:30pm Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 10 6:00pm Kings CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Apr 11 6:00pm @Nuggets CSNBayPlus KNBR 1050

Warriors Weekly TV, Mar 30, 2011






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