OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Ekpe Udoh #20 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after dunking the ball during their game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on February 20, 2012 in Oakland, California. 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)
Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Warriors recap #29: GSW 104 - LAC 97. Ekpe's undefeated as a starter!
Game thread: Preview/Game Thread #29: Golden State Warriors Host L.A. Clippers To Begin A 'Crucial' Week (1320+ comments)
Clippers: Clips Nation
Postgame: Warriors 104 - Clippers 97 - OH NO Udoh'nt!
Game thread 2: Clippers at Golden State - Second Half Open Thread
Game thread 1: Clippers at Golden State - Open Thread
Preview: Clippers vs. Golden State - Game Preview
Associated Press: Udoh lifts Warriors past Clippers 104-97 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors pull away late against Clippers
Matt Steinmetz: Monta's 32 points lifts Warriors past Clippers 104-97
Rusty Simmons: Ellis, Udoh lead Warriors past Clippers at home
Marcus Thompson II: Ekpe Udoh May Have Earned Starting Center Spot in Warriors’ Win over the Clippers
- Lots of road games coming up means it'll be harder to reach .500.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors slipping and schedule doesn't get easier
- How does a team finish out of the NBA playoffs 16 out of 17 years and keep its arena filled, sponsors happy and the media at bay?
Andy Dolich: Why are Warriors fans so loyal?
- Larry Riley isn't quite ready to "look to the future", but he's getting closer.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors may soon look to future
- Mark Jackson didn't sound like he's thinking about giving the young players more minutes right now.
Matt Steinmetz: Mark Jackson in no hurry to 'go young'
Rusty Simmons: Mark Jackson isn't resigned to the lottery yet
- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Clippers-Warriors: What to watch for
- KNBR, 95.7 FM audio.
8:23 min: Matt Steinmetz, Tierney and Davis
Mark Jackson at shootaround.
Stephen Curry at shootaround.
- Al Attles and Tom Meschery told stories about the 100-point game. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point night is fondly remembered
John Henry Smith interviews Monta Ellis right after the game.
Mark Jackson at the podium.
David Lee in the locker room.
Nate Robinson in the locker room.
Ekpe Udoh in the locker room.
CSN highlights, recap.
Highlights by gumbywithpokey.
By Marcus Thompson II: Dave Chappelle in the locker room.
Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Clippers vs. Warriors: First half
Curry's Wrap-around Pass
Curry Blocks Foye
Ellis to the Hole
McGuire Blocks Paul
Clippers vs. Warriors
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
1:51 min: Tim Roye interviews David Lee right after the game
10:51 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/20
4:10 min: Ekpe Udoh Postgame - 2/20
1:37 min: Stephen Curry Postgame - 2/20
2:10 min: David Lee Postgame - 2/20
On Ekpe Udoh:
"He was great, absolutely great. I thought one time he rushed a jump shot, and that's the same shot I told him I want him to shoot this summer - but he was great. Offensively on the block, aggressive shooting the jumper, all over the place defensively and stepping up to the challenge by defending Blake Griffin. He gave us a presence and I'm just extremely happy for him because he never made an excuse all season long. Had an opportunity tonight and truly took advantage of it."
On Ekpe Udoh Possibly Earning Starting Minutes
"The way he's played the last month or so has been great and tonight was the icing on the cake. I thought he had a couple of quarters, during that month, where he didn't have the same presence. But I love his demeanor, love his professionalism and I have confidence in him - he was spectacular tonight."
On Execution In The Fourth Quarter:
"At the end of the day, we took care of the basketball and we got stops. I believe the score was 97-95 Clippers and we got into lockdown mode - we made life tough. When you play great defense teams can score, but we buckled down and closed out the game the way good teams do. What I loved about it was that we closed possessions by pursing the basketball - that was the best part of the night. We got it done defensively and took care of the basketball down the stretch and we can grow from that."
On Dominic McGuire's Defense:
"It's who he is and he understands that. Some guys just have a gift to do different things on the basketball court, and his gift is, he is a lockdown defender. That doesn't mean a guy can't go by him and score, but I'll take the odds on his ability to stay connected and contest shots. He's exceptional at it and we knew that right away. We are fortunate to have him because he was another guy at home ready for his phone to ring and he came in from day one and was a presence on the defensive end. To his credit, it's awfully tough never knowing when you are going to be called on - he's a pro. I don't think he'll be sitting at home waiting for his phone to ring next year."
On Finishing The Game:
"I think we got stops defensively and got rebounds. When you do that it takes the pressure of the offense, you don't need to win the game on scoring. We had a couple of great individual's defensive plays and team defensive plays. We were able to get some stops and rebounds. That was the key to the win tonight."
On Ekpe Udoh:
"He didn't try to do too much. When we threw it down to him inside he made solid moves and when he got open jump shots he shot them, made a couple of them and he played great defense like he always does. Really, really happy for him. Let's hope he's feeling ok after getting hit."
On Seizing The Opportunity:
"Coach always tells me to be confident and shoot that shot. I just went out there and my teammates helped me out a lot with the open shot because everybody else was focused on their man. I'm glad I have those type of teammates."
On How He Prepared To Start
"I'm just ready. It was a big opportunity. I was just telling myself that. Before the game I even got nervous, I got butterflies going crazy. It was a big opportunity to help my teammates as much as possible."
(after the game)
warriors: INJURY ALERT: @EkpeUdoh suffered a sprained left knee in the 4th qtr tonight. Xrays were negative & he will be re-examined tomorrow.
MSteinmetzCSN: Udoh's fine. X-rays negative.
EkpeUdoh: AAAAHHHHH!!!! Great win tonight. Thanks for all the love and support. Bay Area fans=best in the country. Oh and have a nice evening!!!
EkpeUdoh: Oh n I'm good!!!!!
StephenCurry30: Good home win. Thanks to Too $hort for hyping the crowd and Dave Chappelle for stopping thru. One more Wed in PHX. Have to get it done.
StephenCurry30: Umm think we need to work on that form.... http://t.co/GppclORo
KlayThompson: Great W 2night. And gotta my with 1 of my icons! http://t.co/JkELUQoO
Dlee042: Best Crowd of the Year tonight! Great job sealing the deal in the 2nd half with defense and rebounding. Player of the game @EkpeUdoh !!!!
GSWFastBreak: I love that the official box score lists Biedrins with "flu like symptoms" instead of just "flu." Nice touch.
Dlee042: @GSWFastBreak Thats standard protocol for the NBA, rediculous isnt it LOL
- Andris Biedrins DNP because of flu-like symptoms.
- Ekpe Udoh suffered a knee injury when someone ran by him and collided with his knee. X-rays were negative, and he'll be re-examined tomorrow. You can see the collision in the nba.com highlight "Ellis to the Hole".
- Have a safe trip. The Warriors won't be back home until Mar 7. They close out the first half of the season against the Suns on Wed, then a bunch of road games to start the 2nd half of the season.
|Wed||Feb 22||6:00pm||@Suns||CSNBayHD||KTCT 1050|
|All Star Weekend|
|Tue||Feb 28||4:00pm||@Pacers||CSNBayHD||KTCT 1050|
|Wed||Feb 29||4:30pm||@Hawks||CSNBayHD||KTCT 1050|
|Fri||Mar 02||5:00pm||@Sixers||CSNBayHD / ESPN||KTCT 1050|
|Sun||Mar 04||3:00pm||@Raptors||CSNBayHD||KTCT 1050|
That's some gritty toughness despite the physical Clippers. And that's what we want.
Stephen Curry (3 votes)
Monta Ellis (85 votes)
Dorell Wright (3 votes)
David Lee (19 votes)
Ekpe Udoh (433 votes)
Brandon Rush (2 votes)
Nate Robinson (8 votes)
Dominic McGuire (9 votes)
Klay Thompson (3 votes)
So that's what a starting center looks like! (54 votes)
CP3 - 0 pts in the 4th (25 votes)
Team gritty toughness (16 votes)
Team win (14 votes)
674 total votes