Warriors Game Day Links #37: Golden State Warriors 111 vs Dallas Mavericks 87 - Warriors run over tired Mavs, but Curry ankle sprain #8

March 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hunches over near the team bench after suffering an injury against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

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Recaps

Associated Press: Lee, Robinson lead Warriors to 111-87 victory. | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Lee, Warriors race past Mavericks
Matt Steinmetz: Curry injures ankle, Warriors beat Dallas 111-87
Rusty Simmons: Warriors top Mavericks; injured Curry back on bench
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors defeat Dallas Mavericks, but Stephen Curry re-injures his ankle


Pregame News

- Matt Steinmetz held his online chat yesterday.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz's NBA chat transcript (3/9)

- What players might be involved in an Andrew Bogut trade?
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Have Their Eyes on Andrew Bogut

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

- Stephen Curry got the start, but will probably have limited minutes.
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry in the Starting Lineup

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
9:56 min: Thu: Matt Steinmetz, The Rise Guys
8:11 min: Thu: David Lee, Tierney and Davis
15:57 min: Thu: Larry Riley, Ralph and Tom
11:00 min: Fri: Matt Steinmetz, John Lund and Greg Papa
20:28 min: Fri: Chris Mullin, Ralph and Tom
15:11 min: Fri: Jim Barnett, Ralph and Tom

Thu: Mark Jackson talks about protecting Curry.

Thu: Mark Jackson: Not angry, annoyed

Thu: Dorell Wright trying to stay positive

Fri: Mark Jackson at practice.

Chronicle Live: Chris Mullin, part 1/4.

Chronicle Live: Chris Mullin, part 2/4.

Chronicle Live: Chris Mullin, part 3/4.

Chronicle Live: Chris Mullin, part 4/4.


Mark Jackson at shootaround.


Postgame News

- Thanks to local gif/freeze frame expert doubleteapot, we have a nice shot of the Stephen Curry tweak.

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Stephen Curry ankle tweak, by doubleteapot.

Postgame Videos

Jim Barnett interviews David Lee right after the game.

Mark Jackson at the podium.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Mavericks vs. Warriors: First half
Curry Makes it Look Easy
Klay All the Way
Curry Reinjures Ankle
Mavericks vs. Warriors
Steal of the Night

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors vs. Grizzlies Postgame - Nate Robinson Radio (3/10/12) by GoldenStateWarriors Warriors vs. Grizzlies Postgame - Mark Jackson (3/10/12) by GoldenStateWarriors Warriors vs. Grizzlies Postgame - David Lee (3/10/12) by GoldenStateWarriors Warriors vs. Grizzlies Postgame - Nate Robinson (3/10/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On The Game Tonight:
"Thought we played with high energy and great effort. We started off the game and took control of it, which we understood was going to be crucial. Force the pace, force the tempo and followed the game plan defensively - a total team effort. Had great energy from our bench also."

On The Mavericks Playing Three Games In Three Nights:
"We are a no excuse basketball team, we are in the same situation whether we won or we lost. At the end of the day, we don't create the schedule. This is a team that was put in front of us, a team that is very capable of coming in here and beating us and we did what we should have done and that's leave here with a win and look forward to tomorrow night."

On David Lee:
"He was aggressive setting screens, posting up, and forcing one of the best players in the world to play defense. It really set the tone for us early which was big."

On The Warriors' Bench And Nate Robinson:
"The entire bench - when you get 48 points from the bench it's a collective effort. Nate (Robinson) was special. I loved the way he picked up full court, was aggressive defensively, was in attack mode offensively, made the right reads, and gave us a spark. Just what we needed, especially when Steph (Stephen Curry) had to leave the game for a minute."

On Stephen Curry:
"He tweaked his ankle and we'll see how it is. He was able to go back in the game, fortunately for us we had a cushion and decided to make sure - we didn't need him the rest of the night."

On Klay Thompson:
"Our objective for our young guys is to get better. It would be a crime for him to be the same player today that he was a couple of months ago. I think every day of coming in early and staying late with our staff certainly makes him a better player and much more comfortable doing things today than he was a couple of months ago. Give him credit, there are a lot of young guys that stay the same and then there are some special ones that work hard and that are patient with the process and get better."
David Lee
On The Game Tonight:
"We just tried to come out and be aggressive. I took responsibility for the last game. First unit didn't come out and play the way we should have. Tonight I just tried to be aggressive coming out and our team did a great job getting stops and we got the lead early."

On Nate Robinson's Play:
"He's a great spark plug for us. He brings a lot of energy for us and he did a great job tonight. Couple of the biggest plays he had was on loose balls, where we were up 10 or 12 points and he came up with the ball and led us to a fast break. He's great for us on both ends when he brings that kind of energy."
Nate Robinson
On The Third Quarter Run:
"Coach really just preached on do whatever you have to do to get the win and that's what we did."

On Rebounding From A Tough Loss Against Memphis:
"For us every loss is tough, especially against a team who has beaten us three times. We just came in knowing that it was going to be a tough one. We came into practice, played hard, put shots up and guys continue to come in with a good spirit and we got the win."

On Feeling It When He Gets Hot:
"I feed off the crowd and my teammates. They give each guy confidence to go out there and do their job. They made it easy. Basketball if fun. So for me it just makes it easy to feed off the crowd and do my job by getting everyone involved and run the show. Also fill in for Stephen (Curry) or Monta (Ellis) when they're out."

Interesting Tweets

(during the game)
gswscribe: Officially, Curry has a mild right ankle sprain. He was re-taped. His return is TBD

(after the game)
gswscribe: Warriors PG Stephen Curry said he is frustrated about another ankle sprain. However, he has no plans of shutting it down. "Try again tomorrow," He said. According to the Warriors, Curry was cleared by the trainer to go back in. Curry even tried to lobby to get back in the game. But Mark Jackson played it safe. "He was able to go back in the game," Jackson said. "Fortunately for us we had a cushion ... we didn't need him the rest of the night."

Notes

- Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle in the 3rd qtr. You can see footage in the nba.com highlights "Curry Reinjures Ankle".
- Jason Kidd's reason for not playing? Check the yahoo box score: "DNP - Rest".
- Don't forget to "spring forward" one hour tonight. That's one fewer hours of sleep for the Warriors for tomorrow's game.


What's next?

- No time to celebrate or rest. We're traveling down to LA for a 6:30pm start tomorrow. The Clippers rested today.
- We'll see if Stephen Curry can play tomorrow.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sun Mar 11 6:30pm @Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Mar 13 7:00pm @Kings CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Mar 14 7:30pm Celtics CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Mar 16 7:30pm Bucks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Mar 17 6:00pm @Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Mar 19 7:30pm TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
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