Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Golden State Warriors 115, LA Lakers 118 OT Recap: Close, but not close enough
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- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Lakers come to town, Warriors look to exact revenge
- No pregame videos.
- The Santa Cruz Warriors sold out Sunday evening's opener in just 41 minutes. Kirk Lacob hopes Bazemore and Tyler will be assigned to the game.
Rusty Simmons: Santa Cruz Warriors open just-built arena
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On the fourth quarter:
"They started making shots and we didn’t take care of the basketball. You look back and realize that one defensive rebound, one well executed defensive trip, one less turnover and we are out of here before overtime. It’s disappointing the way the fourth quarter went, but Kobe Bryant has a history of making good shots – he did that tonight."
On the pace of the game in the second half:
"We made some mistakes, they made some mistakes. You are going to make mistakes as a basketball team. They started making shots. They hit some big three’s and they executed their offense which made it difficult to run off of made shots – that made a difference. I told the guys, waiting to talk with them and they show Steve Nash on television and he was asked ‘What do you guys need to do?’ Steve Nash said ‘We need to play with the spirit that the Warriors play with. They’re unselfish and play for one another’. I’m not going to lose sight of that. We are going to be fine. We will learn from our mistakes made tonight because that is a good team despite their record. I like where we are heading."
On Jarrett Jack:
"He’s been great all year long. He comes in and has a calming effect when he runs our offense. He’s a scoring threat and he makes plays – been great all year long. Credit again to our ownership and front office by doing a great job of finding what we needed. He’s everything that we thought he would be when we traded for him."
On closing out games:
“I think that was the first time we lost when we had the lead heading into the fourth quarter. We’ve had situations where we had big leads and had to hold on for dear life, but we still got it done. Then we had games where we let go of the lead and finished it out. We’re just a team who had veterans and hall of fame guys that figured it out in the last five minutes, so we have to learn from this.”
On motivating Festus Ezeli:
“He wasn’t happy with a couple of plays for himself individually down the stretch, I just shared with him a moment I had my rookie year worse than that. The NBA has a bunch ups and downs. You have to stay on the straight and narrow and put the last game behind and move forward.”
On what he learned from this game:
“We are definitely not a team into moral victories. We come out and feel like we can win every game when we step in between those lines. We just learned that if you mess around and allow a team like them, who has tremendous firepower and who’s not at their best yet - they’re far from a finished product hang around; these are the type of results that can possibly happen. I thought in the second half we got a little careless with our shot selection, but whatever the case may be we still had opportunities on the defensive end to close them out as well.”
(after the game)
gswscribe: Jack giving words of encouragement to Festus Ezeli right now
gswscribe: Now Curry, Jack and Joe Lacob holding court, re-hashing the game.
gswscribe: Pretty somber locker room. Warriors felt like they let one get away. Curry: "Feels like the Denver game we lost in double-overtime."
gswscribe: Bad news for Warriors in all this? Jarrett Jack's price is probably getting into the unaffordable range with way he's playing
gswscribe: Curry: "It feels like Denver game ... Same kind of feeling where you felt like you had control the whole time and didn’t finish it out."
- No interesting notes tonight.
- I hope everyone has a merry... bah humbug. I really wanted that win. Anyway, the Warriors will be in Utah right after Christmas day, followed by 2 more winnable home games. When the calendar turns to the new year, we'll have 2 important Clippers games in a battle against our division leader.
|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|
|Wed||Jan 2||7:30 PM||Clippers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sat||Jan 5||7:30 PM||@Clippers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.