Warriors Game Day Links #25: Golden State Warriors 102 vs Phoenix Suns 96 - Warriors overcome slow start, get another resilient finish, and the tide is turning.

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Recap: Warriors Recap #25: Golden State Warriors 102 vs Phoenix Suns 96 - Dubs Win Three Straight, Continue to Play With Our Emotions
Game thread: Preview/Game Thread #25: Golden State Warriors Vs. Phoenix Suns (1020+ comments)

Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun
Recap: Phoenix Suns Can't Get Shots To Fall In Golden State, Warriors Win 102-96
Game thread 2: Gamethread #2: Suns At Warriors
Game thread 1: Gamethread: Suns At Warriors, 8:30PM AZ Time
Preview: Phoenix Suns Game Preview Against Golden State Warriors: First Of Three-In-Three


Recaps

Associated Press: Warriors beat Suns 102-96 for 3rd straight win | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Lee leads Warriors over Suns
Matt Steinmetz: W's cool off Suns, win third in a row 98-91
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors rally past Phoenix Suns
Rusty Simmons: David Lee comes up big as Warriors extend streak


Pregame News

- Rusty noticed that team assists have gone up in recent games.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors excel at sharing the ball

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR and 95.7 FM audio.
14:12 min: Tim Roye with Ralph and Tom on KNBR
10:14 min: Matt Steinmetz on 95.7 FM
11:22 min: Rick Barry on 95.7 FM

Mark Jackson before the game.


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

John Henry Smith interviews David Lee right after the game.

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Suns vs. Warriors: First half
Wright Gets It To Go
Curry to Lee Connection
Suns vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
1:31 min: John Henry Smith interviews David Lee right after the game
1:17 min: Tim Roye interviews Ekpe Udoh right after the game
8:44 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/13
1:18 min: Stephen Curry Postgame - 2/13
1:35 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 2/13
1:27 min: Klay Thompson Postgame - 2/13
Mark Jackson
On The Warriors' Defense:
"We did a great job of defending - I thought early on Steve Nash was being Steve Nash and they were getting whatever they wanted. We made adjustments, got aggressive in pick and rolls, stayed in front and made multiple effort plays and closing out shooters. Offensively that's not going to be a problem. We came in at halftime and I think we were shooting 37 percent. We felt real good where we were at because we are going to make those shots. I told them at halftime, 'The old Warrior team would be down 15-20 points' because their defense wouldn't have kept them in the game. In spite of us missing shots, our defense allowed us to still be in the ballgame."

On Ekpe Udoh:
"I'm certainly pleased with what he's doing on the floor. Outstanding defense on the pick and roll, on the block, all over the place, altering shots and then offensively he's becoming more aggressive. That's a shot when I met him during the NBA Finals I said 'I want you to shoot that shot' that mid-range jumper and on the block he's giving us something. The guy is playing great basketball and I'm really pleased that he's responding."

On The Bench Supplementing Monta Ellis' Scoring
"That's what good teams do. In spite of having star players not play well, they find a way to win. My reserves scored 38 points tonight. They defended and they changed the tone of the game. I have to give my starters credit, Monta [Ellis] started 0-9 and continued to battle, continued to grind it out and continued to defend. You talk about Monta [Ellis] and Steph [Stephen Curry] in the past we talk about this team not rebounding - both guys had seven rebounds. That's winning basketball. I think you have to find a way to win in spite of everything not going your way."
Stephen Curry
On What Tonight's Win Says About This Team:
"That we are headed in the right direction and trying to get wins whichever way we can. Our shots weren't falling today. Some guys had it going so we tried to win on the defensive end. I don't remember the last time we kept the Suns under 100 points (2/11/04). That's where we won the game; we got stops when it mattered."

On David Lee's Play:
"He was attacking and being aggressive. We went to him a lot down in the post, even isos in the wing where he was getting to the basket and finishing around the basket. He controlled the glass, that's what he does. He's a double-double machine when he's out there playing the way he is supposed to. It was a huge game from him."
Nate Robinson
On Defense Picking Them Up Tonight:
"That's what a team is for. Guys picking up other guys when they're down and not shooting the ball well. It's a team game."

On Second Unit's Play:
"We just play hard regardless if we make mistakes, we just play through it. It has been working for us. Hopefully we can continue to do that through the course of the season, continue to play hard and take care of each other."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
KCsFinest4: Good W
EkpeUdoh: Yea that was a HUGE win tonight. Thanks for the crazy support!!! Oh and have a nice evening!!!
StephenCurry30: Way to get hype in the 4th sir RT @EkpeUdoh: Yea that was a HUGE win tonight. Thanks for the crazy support!!! Oh and have a nice evening!!!
Dlee042: Great team win tonight to make it 3 straight! Great job by my bro @EpkeUdoh off the bench!
JacksonMark13: Another Great win. I'm proud of my guys! We still got work to do. #GreatFans

Notes

- According to Tim Roye on KNBR, similar to how Keith Smart tracked deflections, Mark Jackson and his staff tracks contested shots, as part of the measurement of effort on defense.
- The ankle that Curry tweaked during the game was the LEFT, not the right.


What's next?

- Let's take this momentum and beat up the Trail Blazers on Wed on national TV here at home again.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Feb 15 7:00pm Trail Blazers CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Feb 17 5:00pm @Thunder CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sat Feb 18 5:00pm @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Feb 20 7:30pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 22 6:00pm @Suns CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
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