Warriors Game Day Links #58: Golden State Warriors 103 vs Dallas Mavericks 112 - Rain, thunder, lightning outside Oracle, nice, quiet tank inside

April 12, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots the ball against Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the third quarter at ORACLE Arena. The Mavericks defeated the Warriors 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

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Recap: The Dallas Mavericks Defeat the Warriors, 112-103
Game thread: GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press: Mavericks survive late run, top Warriors 112-103 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nowitzki and Dallas slip by Golden State
Matt Steinmetz: Dirk leads Mavs over Lee, Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors rally but lose to Dallas Mavericks
Rusty Simmons: Warriors coach says he'd still guarantee playoffs


Pregame News

- There will be a live chat with Andrew Bogut on Friday at 12:30pm.
Marcus Thompson II: Live chat: Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, Friday at 12:30 p.m.

- There's a lot more preparation to it than it seems.
John Henry Smith: A day in the life of a Warriors sideline reporter

- Warriors assistant coach Jerry DeGregorio knows a lot about Lamar Odom.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors assistant was Lamar Odom's best man

- Before the game, Matt Steinmetz noticed something different about Bogut.
Matt Steinmetz: Bogut no longer wearing walking boot

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

Pregame Videos

- 95.7FM Audio
9:39 min: Matt, The Rise Guys


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Mavericks vs. Warriors: First half
Defense to Offense
Klay Crushes
Mavericks vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors vs. Mavericks: Postgame Interviews (4/12/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On Klay Thompson:
"It was awfully impressive seeing him crashing the boards. With his size and athletic ability - I thought he started off battling, but it seemed like his feet were in quicksand. He did a great job of bouncing back and having an outstanding all-around game on defense, sharing the basketball and scoring the basketball. There is no question about his talent and his future."

On The Second Half:
"At halftime I was very disappointed with our effort. I believe seven games in ten days - physically I can understand we were drained, but there is no excuse. We, for some reason, in the first half were a step behind on every play defensively. You can just see sometimes as a coach and as a player...we couldn't fool ourselves. We got in at halftime, we talked about it and the way we played in the second half is what we expected in closing out the season. We battled, gave ourselves a chance - we had some breakdowns, but the energy and effort was certainly there."

On The Play Of The Rookies:
"Klay [Thompson] is obviously very advanced. He's the one that has played the most, been in the most battles and there is a reason why he was the number 11 pick. Charles [Jenkins] has come along as a proven guy that defends. He can run a show, can score and make plays. Jeremy [Tyler], who's had the least amount of time, has shown some bright spots. I think overall tonight Jeremy [Tyler] had a tough time and Charles [Jenkins] had a tough time trying to keep [Rodrigue] Beaubois in front of him. Those guys have had some bright spots for us. I think this, overall, helps because it speeds up the process."
Klay Thompson
On Tonight's Game:
"We gave up 112 points. That's too many. We gave up over 100 points in the last three games and that's inexcusable."

On Trying To Improve On Defense In The Final Weeks:
"Play harder, have more focus, take pride in our defense, take pride when somebody scores on you and get offended. That's what we need to do."

On Trying To Grind Out Games Late In The Year:
"It's not difficult for me at all because I enjoy competing. We are all trying to get wins here. We just need to keep fighting - not getting blown out. We just have to keep working."
Charles Jenkins
On Tonight's Game:
"You don't come out to play with a losing mentality. You just have to come out and play hard and unfortunately the last few games haven't gone the way we wanted it to. If we came out with a losing mentality I don't think the results of the game would be as close. We don't come out with that mindset. We come out to play the best we can and try and get a win."

On The Frustration Level Of The Team:
"When you play the best you can - the game gets so close and then it gets away from us. It's frustrating. It doesn't matter how many games are left you want to win as a competitor."

Interesting Tweets

(before the game)
gswscribe: TANK WATCH: It's really as simple as this: the Warriors need Detroit and New Jersey to win one more game than Golden State the rest of the way. The Pistons have 9 games left, 6 are at home and 5 are vs. losing teams. The Nets have 7 games left, 4 are at home and 2 vs. losing teams. GSW has 9 games left, 5 at home, 2 vs. losing teams. At this point, catching Toronto is a reach. The Raptors would have to win 2 more games than the Warriors. They have 7 games left, 3 at home and 3 vs. losing teams.

(after the game)
gswscribe: TANK WATCH: The Warriors are now tied with Detroit for the 8th-worst record (22-36) and are 1.5 games behind New Jersey for the 7th-worst record. At this point, catching Toronto is a long shot. The Raptors (20-39) would have to win at least three of their last seven and the Warriors lose their final eight games. It's more realistic to hope New Jersey goes 2-5 (or 3-4 if Golden State wins 1 more game)
gswscribe: Just heard Warriors PG Stephen Curry will undergo another evaluation and word on his sprained right ankle is expected by Monday

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- In addition to the travel, the next game at the Clippers will be an early Saturday afternoon affair. We can't possibly win this, right?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sat Apr 14 12:30pm @Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Apr 16 7:30pm Spurs CSNBayPlus KTCT 1050
Wed Apr 18 7:30pm Lakers CSNBayHD / ESPN KTCT 1050
Fri Apr 20 5:30pm @Mavericks CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sat Apr 21 5:00pm @Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 22 4:00pm @TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Apr 24 7:30pm Hornets KTCT 1050
Thu Apr 26 7:30pm Spurs TNT KTCT 1050
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