Warriors Game Day Links #81: Golden State Warriors 111 @ Denver Nuggets 134 - Monta concussion yesterday, Curry sprains ankle today, will the Easter Bunny hurt his ears on Wed?

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Recap: Recap #81: Golden State Warriors 111, Denver Nuggets 134 - Nearing the end
Game thread: Game Thread #81: Golden State Warriors (35-45) at Denver Nuggets (49-31) — Mr. Curry, meet Mr. Lawson. (680+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Warriors vs. Nuggets, NBA Scores: Nuggets Rout Warriors 134-111 Despite 27 From Dorell Wright & Stephen Curry

Nuggets: Denver Stiffs
Recap: Nuggets vs Warriors recap: Koufos, Nuggets second half takeover
Game thread 2: 2nd Half Thread: Nuggets vs Warriors
Game thread 1: Nuggets vs Warriors: Get one to get fifty (7pm MDT)


Associated Press: Smith scores 22 to lead Nuggets past Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nuggets use balanced attack to down Warriors

Pregame News

- In case you haven't seen it yet, quick update on Monta's concussion.
Rusty Simmons: Concussion ends guard's' season

- Monta Ellis and Eric Musselman share their thoughts on Jeremy Lin.
Matt Steinmetz: Jeremy Lin might be third guard Warriors looking for

- Joe Lacob is entering evaluation mode and it might take several weeks before a coaching decision is made.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors' decision on Smart's future not imminent

Pregame Videos

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Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Warriors vs. Nuggets

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

1:41 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"I think they have a purpose in what they are trying to get done. I think those guys are trying to fight through it to get themselves in to the position with all their bodies intact to have a chance in the playoffs and make a run. I think we kept them under control for a moment with long-range shooting, but those guys shoot the ball so well they eventually get hot. I thought our guys did as well as they possibly could, they played hard and kept the game relatively close until about a three minute segment and then the game got away from us. There is no such thing in the NBA as an even playing field because you've still got good NBA pro players. You've got quality guys on both teams, veteran guys who have been around. So, when a guy goes out they know how to step in and play. When a guy goes out, someone is going to step in, step up."
Stephen Curry
On playing the second night back-to-back in altitude:
"I don’t know what it was. We had a short rotation tonight and everyone was playing really hard in the first half. We came out in the third quarter playing well. It was just a matter of withstanding that run and we knew they were going to have it. It turned out to be a bigger run than we expected. We got out of the game there in the third quarter and JR Smith came out and hit some big shots and spread the floor. Everyone started to get the momentum."

On playing without Monta Ellis:
"It was the first game we played without him up until tonight. We tried to make up for what he does out there on the floor by sharing the ball and playing aggressive. Everybody had a part in it until they made their run. He will definitely be out with his concussion, but his health is first."

On the Nuggets:
"They are well-balanced and one of the most talented teams in the league from top to bottom on the roster. It is tough to prepare for them because anyone can go off on any night. Tonight all of them were."
Dorell Wright
On tonight's game:
"They made a run. They made a run at the right time. We were fine with them the whole game and kept it close. That was our idea coming into the game - to keep the game close. With the fire power they have with the guys coming off the bench, could be a starting five, they weren’t as healthy either. But with JR Smith shooting the long ball, they just got hot at the right time and made key shots, JR got hot and when he gets hot and gets it going it is hard for him to miss. They made a run at the right time in the fourth quarter and they just beat us."

On playing the second night back-to-back in altitude:
"Definitely, the first 30 seconds you run up and down the court, you think you are in the best shape of you life and you are up there wheezing, chest hurting. You have to go out there and fight against that and leave everything out on the floor."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
warriors: Stephen Curry is officially day-to-day after suffering a sprained right ankle during tonight's game in Denver.


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- Fan Appreciation Night! The final game of the season is also the final home game, which will be on Wed at Oracle, vs the Blazers. That's the same Blazers we beat on the final game in THEIR home last season.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Apr 13 7:30pm Blazers CSNBayHD KNBR 1050


I've had this one saved up in my bookmarks for a while now.

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