Warriors Game Day Links #8: Golden State Warriors 87 vs Utah Jazz 88 - Excuse me, can you please properly execute those easy plays?

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 07: Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a last second shot over Raja Bell #19 of the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena on January 7, 2012 in Oakland, California. Ellis missed the shot and the Utah Jazz won by one point. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #8: Utah Jazz 88, Golden State Warriors 87 - A Night of Missed Opportunities
Game thread: Game Thread #8: Golden State Warriors Vs. Utah Jazz - Nate Robinson Makes His Oracle Arena Debut (820+ comments)

Jazz: SLC Dunk
Recap: Recap: Utah Jazz @ Golden State Warriors
Quick recap: Quick Recap: Game 8
Game thread: Game 8: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors, Jan 7, 2012
Preview: Game Day: Utah Jazz (4-3) @ Golden State Warriors (2-5)


Recaps

Associated Press: Hayward's late free throw lifts Jazz over Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Jazz squeak by Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Monta misses buzzer beater in 88-87 loss to Jazz
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors lose fifth straight game, falling to Utah Jazz
Adam Lauridsen: The End of Optimism (Warriors 87, Jazz 88)
Rusty Simmons: Utah holds victory, draft pick over Warriors


Pregame News

- With Curry heading back to Charlotte, Rusty thinks he'll be out until the 14th, when the Warriors will be in Charlotte anyway.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors PG Stephen Curry likely out until at least Jan. 14

- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Jazz-Warriors: What to watch for

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.


Postgame News

- Rusty on Curry heading back to Charlotte, Mark Jackson's T.
Rusty Simmons: Exam, rest for Stephen Curry in Charlotte likely

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Jazz vs. Warriors: First half
Monta's Circus Layup
Lee Hammers it Down
Jazz vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
2:22 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap - 1/7
8:09 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 1/7
2:51 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 1/7
2:25 min: Nate Robinson Postgame - 1/7
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"I told the guys you think that the game was won or lost by Monta Ellis' runner, but that's not real basketball. We didn't execute two, two-on-one fast breaks. We didn't close out possessions defensively and we didn't gang rebound and we allowed them second shot opportunities. We made mistakes and turned the ball over. Give us one of those plays back and we win the ballgame. Those are winning plays and so many players seem to ignore those plays because the one that is shown is the runner in the lane. We lost the game before that."

On how they build after tonight's game:
"It's a process...it's a process. You have to keep on working, keep on preaching. You have to find guys that believe in the message and are willing to do whatever. No need to hold our heads down, we're going to be fine. We've got to make it happen, nobody is going to hand deliver us a win."

On Monta Ellis maybe going too late on final shot attempt:
"That's his read, my only concern in that situation is that they had a foul to give, but once he realized they were playing straight defense I can't be upset with that. He got a great look. The guy is doing everything I ask him to do on both sides of the basketball and he has the ball in his hands and gets a quality look. It's just a tough bounce."
Nate Robinson
On what coach wanted on the last play:
"We got the ball to our go to guy, Monta (Ellis), we will live with a shot like that, he's made that plenty of times in his career as I've been watching. The ball just didn't go in. Coach wanted to call a play for the iso at top; he got what exactly what we needed but it just didn't go in."

On what keeps them believing that things will turn around:
"We come in and we do what we love to do and that's play basketball. As a team and as a unit we know we can do it. We just have to figure out a formula that works, period. Coach does a great job drawing stuff up, we have to do a better as a team on executing exactly what he wants. We have to continue to keep playing hard."
David Lee
On defense playing well but offensively struggling:
"Part of that comes from having a guy like Stephen Curry who's not in right now who provides some more scoring from the perimeter for us, makes us deeper as a team. It's frustrating just because we're sitting here 2-6 we can easily be 4-4 or 5-3. I'm going to be really frustrated until that next win. During this losing streak nothing seems positive at this point."
Dorell Wright
On how disappointing it is losing a close game like this:
"It's very disappointing. Rewind the tape; it's not the first time, the past two games. We just have to find a way to get better."

On turnovers:
"We have to take care of the basketball at any point of the game. We have to get better all around; it's just not one thing."

Interesting Tweets

(before the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors PG Stephen Curry will be evaluated tonight by team docs, fly to Charlotte to meet with his surgeon Monday.
Rusty_SFChron: Can't see Curry flying in to play Heat on Tuesday, and ORL on Thursday looks unlikely. He might as well stat in CHA, where GSW play Jan. 14.
Rusty_SFChron: Sounds like original surgery held up, but know more Mon. RT “@chrisburgess87: @Rusty_SFChron Is a second try at the surgery a possibility?

Notes

- Biedrins DNP on the ankle. He tried before the game, but couldn't go.
- From the Carl Steward recap, Mark Jackson said he really had to convince the ref to get the technical foul called on him.


What's next?

- A day off tomorrow, a practice day on Monday, and the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Yeah, we're definitely breaking this losing streak then.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Jan 10 7:30pm Heat CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Thu Jan 12 7:30pm Magic TNT KNBR 680
Sat Jan 14 4:00pm @Bobcats CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sun Jan 15 3:00pm @Pistons CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Tue Jan 17 4:00pm @Cavaliers CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
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