Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap: Warriors lose to Kings, make my blood boil. Final score: 131-127.
Game thread: Warriors vs Kings - Time to Shine in Sacto (1560+ comments)
Preview: Warriors at Kings Preview: Time For Payback
Kings: Sactown Royalty
Recap: Final Score: Kings Outlast the Warriors in Shootout, 131 to 127
Game thread: Kings vs. Warriors: Game thread
Preview: Kings vs. Warriors Fan Predictions
Associated Press: Kings snap 5-game skid, outlast Warriors 131-127 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Brooks, Kings outlast Warriors in high-scoring affair
Rusty Simmons: Warriors lose in Sacramento, 131-127
Jimmy Spencer: Warriors can't solve Kings
Matt Schwab: Golden State Warriors lose to Sacramento Kings
Adam Lauridsen: The Weakness (Warriors 127, Kings 131)
- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Warriors look to avenge early-season loss to Kings
- During the Hornets pregame, Mark Jackson still called Stephen Curry an elite defender.
Jimmy Spencer: Stephen Curry, elite defender?
- Just a tiny bit more info that John Henry Smith dug up about this pregame ritual.
Lee Siegel: What are Stephen Curry and David Lee doing?
- This Friday, 10am, these beat writers will hop online to chat. Click on the link to check the chat schedule for when they'll be chatting.
insidebayarea.com: NBA live chat: Talk hoops with Mark Medina, Marcus Thompson, Elliott Teaford and Bill Oram
- There's a third part to this interview. Here are all 3 parts.
Tim Kawakami: Joe Lacob interview, Part 1: On Bogut, David Lee, trading Monta Ellis, and looking back on getting booed
Tim Kawakami: Joe Lacob interview, Part 2: On the trade deadline, the luxury tax, Mark Jackson, Bob Myers and more
Tim Kawakami: Joe Lacob interview, Part 3: On the San Francisco arena timeline, the Giants, NBA analytics and more
- No postgame news.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On tonight's game:
“It was very tough, disappointing to allow a team to score 131 points without one of their best players (Tyreke Evans). They scored 50 points in the paint. Give us credit. We battled. We got back into the ballgame but you cannot allow teams, individually or collectively, to establish a rhythm early on. It’s a tough game to win because guys establish rhythm, they establish confidence and it’s a bad loss for us. We move forward, learn from it and move forward to the next one.”
On the team's defense:
“They made plays, a lot of pick-and-rolls, a lot of isolations. We were a step slow. We didn’t finish our defensive possessions. We weren’t able to defend without fouling.”
On going into the game over-confident:
“That’s not a concern. I got a team that understands who we are and what we need to do to win. Sacramento Kings beat us tonight and we are a team that certainly can be beaten by the best and we can be beaten by the worst. We have to be playing Warrior basketball to continue the run we’ve been on.”
On difficulty slowing the Kings offense:
“I’m not sure, to be honest. I think we were just a step slow and came out here like we were entitled to something instead of coming out here hungry.”
On losing to teams under .500:
“Don’t have an excuse for it. Teams that we know that we’re better than, we’ve beat much better teams, some of the best in the league. So there’s no excuse. We’re going to have bad games. It’s a long season. It’s only December. We’re just going to keep our heads up.”
On getting back into the game:
“Their record isn’t good and they’re not one of the best teams in the West but they have a lot of explosive players. If you let them get into rhythm early and get confidence then you’re in trouble all night. A couple of their guards got it going and (DeMarcus) Cousins did a pretty good job in the second half and we just didn’t play our best. Give them credit for getting a good home win.”
- No interesting notes tonight.
- This four games in five nights continue with the Lolcats, who had no idea what to do with an 18 pt lead against the Lakers. Thanks a lot.
|Fri||Dec 21||7:30 PM||Bobcats||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sat||Dec 22||7:30 PM||Lakers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Wed||Dec 26||6:00 PM||@Jazz||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Fri||Dec 28||7:30 PM||76ers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sat||Dec 29||7:30 PM||Celtics||CSNBayHD NBATV||KNBR 680|
Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.