Warriors Game Day Links #48: Golden State Warriors 101 vs LA Lakers 104 - Warriors pour their heart out to the final seconds

March 27, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors small forward Dominic McGuire (5) reaches for the rebound against Los Angeles Lakers power forward Josh McRoberts (6) during the second quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Game Thread #48: Lakers @ Warriors – When does it not feel better to beat LA? (1070+ comments)

Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Recap: Lakers 104, Warriors 101: In Case You Thought Andrew Bynum Had Grown Up...
Game thread 2: Lakers-Warriors Second Half Thread
Game thread 1: Lakers-Warriors Open Thread
Preview: Lakers - Warriors Preview: Just Another Game, Please


Recaps

Associated Press: Bryant leads Lakers past Warriors, 104-101 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Bryant's late jumper lifts Lakers over Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Kobe Bryant ends Golden State Warriors' hopes of upsetting the Lakers
Adam Lauridsen: Tough Enough (Warriors 101, Lakers 104)


Pregame News

- Yesterday, Stephen Curry talked about his ankle.
Rusty Simmons: Stephen Curry wants to play, but he’s ‘run my ankle into the ground by trying to play on it while it’s injured’
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Curry hopes to return this season
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors PG Stephen Curry Said He Still Wants to Play, But Will Shut it Down if Needed

- David Lee wants to show the young guys his pride in ending the season the right way.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' battered David Lee proud to set example

- Klay Thompson is improving and learning from the greats.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Klay Thompson steps up after Ellis trade

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
8:42 min: Mon: Matt Steinmetz, Tierney and Davis
18:45 min: Mon: Richard Jefferson, Ralph and Tom
11:52 min: Michal Thompson (Klay Thompson's father), Gary and Larry
17:10 min: Tim Roye, Kevin Lynch
19:00 min: Rusty Simmons, Ralph and Ray Ratto


Mon: Warriors practice interviews.

Video link: Richard Jefferson on NBATV


Postgame News

- I think all of us would like this versatile defender back next season.
Marcus Thompson II: Dominic McGuire Hoping He Remains a Warrior. He’s Not Alone in that Hope

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Brandon Rush in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Lakers vs. Warriors: First half
Wright of Way
Lakers vs. Warriors
Steal of the Night

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors vs. Lakers Postgame Interviews (3/27/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"I totally understand that we are playing the Los Angeles Lakers with a guy that's an absolute assassin. When you look at the roster, when you look at the starting lineup...I think it would be safe to say that the Lakers would drill us. The bottom line is, at the end of the day, I have a bunch of guys that compete, get after it, work extremely hard, have tremendous pride and we gave ourselves a chance. I'm playing guys out of position and even out of that position. I'm proud of them and I told them that. I'm extremely proud of them."

On Dominic McGuire:
"It's shocking to me that a guy like him was at home waiting for a phone call without a job. Anybody that wants to win and wants to develop a culture of winning - the phone should have been busy every time you tried to call. Everything we've asked him to do he's done it. The guy has played every position for us, when I hear a coach say that I'm like 'oh he's exaggerating' this guy has played every position for us offensively, he's defended every great player we've faced whether it be playing 20 minutes, 30 minutes or just 10 seconds at the end of the game. He's a winner. He's an absolute winner. We are fortunate to have him and hopefully we can keep him around."

On If The Could Have Defended Kobe Bryant Better On His Last Two Jumpers:
"No. The guy is an incredible basketball player, in the discussion with anybody that has ever played. That's exactly why he gets paid the big bucks. You love to look at the film and say 'what could we have done better'? The defense was outstanding and the contest was outstanding. I'll take great offense over great defense any day of the week. Give him credit and move on."
David Lee
On Dominic McGuire:
"He's done a great job for us; he's done everything that Coach has asked him to do. Tonight he played point guard and guarded everything from two through five. He's done that a lot of nights for us. The biggest thing with Dom (McGuire) is he's a great locker room guy and he's a guy that's going to give a lot of effort every time he's on the floor and he provides a lot of stability for us especially defensively."

On Tonight's Loss:
"Our team fought hard. It's not an excuse. We were up two with whatever to go and we have to find a way to get stops. The best player in the world (Kobe Bryant) hits two shots on us over great defense. It's unfortunate."
Dominic McGuire
On Playing Point Guard:
"It's fun. I don't have to worry about scoring; I just have to try to find our scorers out there."

On Kobe Bryant's Shots At The End:
"We had two hands in his face and he still hit those shots. That's Kobe (Bryant). He's done that over and over again. It was great defense by us but better offense."
Brandon Rush
On Being Emotional On The Court:
"I was a little emotional out there today. It's something a little bit out of my character but things were going my way, knocking down shots and getting to the rack. I was playing good defense on the other end and I let my emotions get out. It was an intense game and things happen like that."

Interesting Tweets

AndrewMBogut: Tough loss tonight. This crowd @ oracle is absolutely electric!! #cantwaittoplay

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- Tomorrow is the last game of this brutal stretch of back-to-backs, but at least it's at home. Unfortunately for the tankers, it's against the Hornets, who aren't good enough to change a light bulb.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Mar 28 7:30pm Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Mar 30 7:30pm Nets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 01 6:30pm @Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Apr 03 5:00pm @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Wed Apr 04 5:00pm @TWolves CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
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