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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: No preseason recap
Game thread: Preseason Game Thread #4: Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets - Charging into the road battle to continue the win streak (550+ comments)
- On Friday, Matt held another round of online chatting.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz NBA chat transcript (10.12.12)
- Marcus Thompson was at Saturday's open practice and notes the highlights from the practice and the lowlights from the rookie hazing afterwards.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Open Practice Recap: Jeremy Tyler Looks Good; Draymond Green’s Singing – Not So Much
- Even though one of the road games this week is in Sacramento, the Warriors won't come home first, because Mark Jackson wants to teach them something.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors build long trip into preseason
Matt Steinmetz: Jackson, Warriors head out on road
- No postgame news found.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On the loss, what things did you see:
“Certainly some good things. I thought our half-court defense was really good. We forced them (the Nuggets) to shoot 39 percent from the field, and we got after it. Some things that I was disappointed in and not pleased with was we turned the basketball over, we did not defend without fouling, and then we gave up offensive rebounds. Those things hurt us. We had a problem getting back in transition for a spurt.”
On how correctable these issues are:
“Very correctable. A lot of that is energy and effort and being disciplined to the game plan. I think it’s a great learning experience for us. I think that sometimes in the preseason, a loss is a good thing. It’s a great teaching point.”
On the game:
“We played hard but we gave up too many open three’s. They moved the ball well so you have to give them credit. We just gave them too many good looks.”
On this game being a preseason game:
“It’s the preseason but it never feels good losing. We did some good things out there, we shared the ball, we made some shots but defensively we just have to fine-tune some things. As far as helping off the ball and covering each other.”
On the depth of the team:
“The last game [against the Jazz] was the only game that we had some mental lapses. I’ve liked what I’ve seen, everyone’s playing really hard, and everyone was playing unselfish and making the most of their playing time. Everyone came together tonight at the end of the game and almost won us the game. I’m really proud of them and I love what I’m seeing.”
On his ankle:
“My ankle felt good, just getting the movement back and the rhythm of the game. I was able to move pretty fluently and not really think about my ankle so it was a step in the right direction. The team was getting better, seeing plays in advance and the PG [point guard] taking care of the ball.”
On the team:
“We have more size, obviously we are missing [Andrew] Bogut right now so we are waiting to get him back. We are deeper this year, everyone is playing in position and we know what to expect, night in and night out. We are still learning the roles, but for the most part, we have established what kind of system we are going to play and defensively, I think we have a better unit out there. We just have to continue to communicate and get better at it and use the preseason to work out the kinks of so many new faces out here."
(after the game)
KCsFinest4 (B.Rush): Did a lot of hacking tonight
(I think he's referring to his 5 fouls in 15:52 min)
- Andrew Bogut has been cleared for one-on-one contact drills.
- On Sunday's practice, Draymond Green participated in most of the non-contact practices. He's expected to get some game minutes in one of the games on this road trip.
- The Warriors head up to Sacramento to see the Kings, where their arena is now called the Sleep Train Arena. Kings Basketball: A Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep.
|Wed||Oct 17||7:00pm||@Kings||-||KNBR 680|
|Fri||Oct 19||7:00pm||@Trail Blazers||NBATV||-|
|Tue||Oct 23||7:30pm||Suns||CSNBA||KNBR 680|