Warriors Game Day Links #30: Golden State Warriors 106 @ Phoenix Suns 104 - Warriors lose a 21 pt lead, but finished tough when they needed to

Feb. 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis (8) passes the ball around Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill (33) during the second half at the US Airways Center. The Warriors defeated the Suns 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
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Game thread: Game Thread #30: Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix - Battle at the Cactus! (1050+ comments)

Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun
Recap: Ellis, Warriors Edge Phoenix Suns in Last Seconds, 106-104
Game thread 2: Suns Vs. Warriors Second Half Live Thread
Game thread 1: Suns Vs. Warriors Live Game Chat #1
Preview: Phoenix Suns Vs. Golden State Warriors Game Preview


Recaps

Associated Press: Ellis' jumper lifts Warriors past Suns, 106-104 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis' last-second shot lifts Warriors over Suns; Curry injures foot
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors down Suns on Monta's game-winner, 106-104
Rusty Simmons: Warriors beat Suns 106-104 on Monta Ellis' shot
Marcus Thompson II: Monta Ellis’ Game-Winner Lifts Warriors Over Suns 106-104; Warriors Enter All-Star Break Having Won 5 of 8


Pregame News

- Matt held his online chat earlier today.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz chat transcript (2.22.12)

- Some Mark Jackson quotes from morning shootaround.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors coach Mark Jackson sticks with Andris Biedrins

- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors-Suns: What to watch for
Marcus Thompson II: What to Watch For – Game 30

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM audio
12:49 min: Matt Steinmetz on Chris Townsend, 95.7 FM, Tue
9:54 min: Ekpe Udoh on Fitz and Brooks, KNBR
17:17 min: Larry Riley on Ralph and Tom, KNBR

Leftover: Dave Chappelle taking practice shots after the game.

Warriors Central -- Get to know Mark Jackson

Tue: Mark Jackson practice interview.

Tue: Stephen Curry practice interview.


Tue: Practice interview tidbits about Ekpe Udoh.


Tue: Practice interview tidbits about the Suns.


Postgame News

- The sixth time's a charm.
Rusty Simmons: Monta Ellis rewards coach's faith in him at finish

Postgame Videos

Jim Barnett interviews Monta Ellis right after the game.

Mark Jackson in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Warriors vs. Suns: First half
Curry's Oop to Dorell
Lee's Putback Slam
Monta's Game-Winner
Warriors vs. Suns

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
2:15 min: Jim Barnett interviews Monta Ellis right after the game
2:21 min: Tim Roye interviews Monta Ellis right after the game
5:13 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/22
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"I feel like we executed on both sides of the basketball when it matters most. And if I had to design a win, I would have designed it this way. It was much better for our future to grind out a win. I like the fact that they are a team that is going to compete, they got back into the game, they took control of the game. But we buckled and were disciplined enough on both sides of the basketball to come out of here with a win. It was a great victory, absolutely great victory. And Dominic McGuire, nine rebounds in limited minutes, six offensive rebounds, has a big time defensive board, does a great job defending. Just a total team effort and Monta (Ellis) with a big shot down the stretch."
Monta Ellis
On Tonight's Game:
"We played hard together as a team. I mean, my teammates, I give them full credit - catching the ball when I was passing it, setting great screens for me, getting me open shots and making big shots down the stretch, and getting defensive stops on the other end."
David Lee
On Tonight's Game:
"They are a good home team and they made a run on us. We had some stretches we didn't play as well as we should have in the second half. And the most important thing is defensively and offensively, we made some plays down the stretch capped by Monta's great shot there at the end and we're happy we were able to get that one, especially before a couple days off."

Interesting Tweets

(during the game, near the end of the 1st half)
gswscribe: Curry just walked back to the bench. Appears to be fine
gswscribe: Curry just told Mark Jackson "I'm OK." He took off his warm-up. Looks like he's about to check in
gswscribe: It's not his ankle. Looks more like a thigh or a hamstring ... He can hardly move though
gswscribe: He just told Mark Jackson he can't go after testing it out
gswscribe: Curry tried to get open on that last possession and came up hobbling
Rusty_SFChron: Stephen Curry just tested out what looks like a left hammy injury and told coach Mark Jackson that he can't continue.
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors PG Steph Curry will not return with a strained right foot, according to the team. He had nine points and two assists in 11 minutes.
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors say Curry's right foot has a strained tendon, but initial X-rays were negative.
Rusty_SFChron: I'm still shocked Warriors PG Stephen Curry injured his right foot. He was limping badly on his left leg and grabbing at his hammy/quad.

(after the game)
DWRIGHTWAY1: AAaaayyy. Good win b4 the break.
KCsFinest4 (B.Rush): Good win. Flight back to the bay

gswscribe: Strained posterior tibialis tendon RT @PineappleParm what's the word on Curry?

Notes

- Stephen Curry suffered some kind of "strained right foot tendon" injury. He tried to test it out on the final possession of the 1st half, but he clearly could not move. Check the tweets above to see what MT2 and Rusty saw.
- Ekpe Udoh rebanged his knee in the 2nd qtr. He did come back in, but you can see he was still stung by it.
- A strained... what? Posterior tibialis tendon. It is the tendon that attaches the calf muscle to a bone in the foot. (If the image is too small, try clicking on it for the original size.)

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What's next?

- With the Curry foot injury, the only thing we have to root for in All-Star weekend is Anthony Morrow's 3pt shooting, because we've been clamoring to get him in the contest since he was with us.
- See all those @'s? We got a massive 5 game road trip to start the 2nd half of the season. 5 games in 7 nights with a back-to-back to start it and another back-to-back to finish it.

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