Warriors Game Day Links #22: Golden State Warriors 116 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 119 - Warriors high octane thrilling offense come up just a tad short

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Recap: Recap #22: Golden State Warriors 116, OKC Thunder 119 - Fantastic game, but not a W
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Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder 119, Golden State Warriors 116: 2011-2012 Game 25 Recap; Offense Galore
Game thread: Game Thread #25: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors
Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors: 2011-2012 Game 25 Preview


Recaps

Associated Press: Durant's shot lifts Thunder past Warriors 119-116 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis' 48 not enough, Durant lifts Thunder over Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Monta erupts for 48, but Warriors fall to Thunder 119-116.
Marcus Thompson II: Monta Ellis scores 48 points, but Golden State Warriors lose to Oklahoma City Thunder
Rusty Simmons: 48 for Monta Ellis in Warriors' loss to Thunder


Pregame News

- Matt Steinmetz makes some comments about the upcoming schedule, Udoh, Monta, and Biedrins.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors notes: Schedule toughens, Udoh's face-up game

- With Earl Barron waived, Rusty thinks Jeremy Tyler will see more action.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors to use rookie Jeremy Tyler more often

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

Pregame Videos

Monday: Practice interview, Mark Jackson.

Monday: Raw practice footage, Dorell Wright and Andris Biedrins.

Shootaround interview, Mark Jackson.

Shootaround interview, Monta Ellis.


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

David Lee in the locker room.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Thunder vs. Warriors: First half
Ellis Flush
Spin-O-Rama and the Harm
Curry's Spicy Dish
Nightly Notable
Thunder vs Warriors
Ellis Brings The Thunder (nearly all of Monta's 48 pts)

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
8:41 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/4
2:34 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 2/7
2:45 min: Stephen Curry Postgame - 2/7
Mark Jackson
On Monta Ellis:
"Great overall night. Competed, got it going, was unselfish, read the defense just a great performance by him. I don't want to minimize it to just scoring 48 points he played a heck of a ballgame - even down to the last look we live that, we live with that."

On The Second-To-Last Possession For The Warriors:
"David (Lee) caught it and I thought he had a direct line drive to the basket - turned it down. We got a great look out of it so you can't get upset about that. I trusted him to make the read and got a great look out of it."

On Defending Kevin Durant's Final Shot:
"We wanted to keep a body on him - we had a foul to give, we didn't use it - we played good defense. I don't think he called bank, but he made a tough shot, he made a tough shot. Once again a great player makes a tough shot."

On The Game's Final Play
"We had shooters - Brandon (Rush) had a look in the corner and the second option would've been Steph (Stephen Curry) - we had shooters on the floor. He's hot and had a great night, but if I was having a good night I would rather have Reggie Miller shoot the basketball from three point land."
Monta Ellis
On Scoring 48 Points:
"It was just going in for me tonight. Unfortunately we didn't get the win. Our effort was there, we played them hard the whole game and it just came down to one shot."

“Hopefully we can continue to play like this to the end of the season.”
David Lee
On Tonight's Game:
"It's definitely tough. They're one of the best teams in the league, if not the best. We knew we had to play our best basketball to beat them. We did play our best; it's just a little frustrating not coming out with the W."

On Monta Ellis:
"He did an unbelievable job tonight. He shot a good percentage and was aggressive the whole game. That's what he had to do for us and he did it."
Stephen Curry
On Fatigue Being A Factor:
"We felt good, just a couple of calls didn't go our way. They made some big shots. We did everything we could to stay in the game and finish out but it didn't work out that way. We liked the effort we had, at least the effort we had out there and how aggressive we played. If we continue that, we can be competitive and beat some good teams."

On Monta Ellis:
"He was outstanding. That's who he is. He's a primetime guy who comes in and plays well. He had it rolling early and often, all the way to the last buzzer. That's what we expect from him. He's an All-Star in my book."

Notes

- Nate Robinson DNP on a strained left groin.


What's next?

- The last game of this comfortable schedule is on Thursday at Denver. Then the Warriors get 2 days off before their first back-to-back in a while.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Thu Feb 09 6:00pm @Nuggets CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sun Feb 12 6:00pm Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Feb 13 7:30pm Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 15 7:00pm Trail Blazers CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Feb 17 5:00pm @Thunder CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
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