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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- There will be a live chat with Andrew Bogut on Friday at 12:30pm.
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- There's a lot more preparation to it than it seems.
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- Warriors assistant coach Jerry DeGregorio knows a lot about Lamar Odom.
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- Before the game, Matt Steinmetz noticed something different about Bogut.
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- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Mavericks-Warriors: What to watch for
- 95.7FM Audio
9:39 min: Matt, The Rise Guys
- No postgame news found.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
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."
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."
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."
(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
- No interesting notes to add tonight.
- 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?
|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|
|Thu||Apr 26||7:30pm||Spurs||TNT||KTCT 1050|
Even Mark Jackson admits fatigue could be catching up to the Warriors. Keep on traveling!
WW - Charles Jenkins (4 votes)
WW - Klay Thompson (68 votes)
WW - Dorell Wright (0 votes)
WW - David Lee (6 votes)
WW - Jeremy Tyler (2 votes)
WW - Brandon Rush (0 votes)
WW - Nate Robinson (3 votes)
WW - Richard Jefferson (0 votes)
WW - Dominic McGuire (0 votes)
WW - Mickell Gladness (1 vote)
WW - Andris Biedrins (3 votes)
Tank Cmd - Charles Jenkins (0 votes)
Tank Cmd - Klay Thompson (6 votes)
Tank Cmd - Dorell Wright (3 votes)
Tank Cmd - David Lee (2 votes)
Tank Cmd - Jeremy Tyler (2 votes)
Tank Cmd - Brandon Rush (0 votes)
Tank Cmd - Nate Robinson (5 votes)
Tank Cmd - Richard Jefferson (4 votes)
Tank Cmd - Dominic McGuire (0 votes)
Tank Cmd - Mickell Gladness (2 votes)
Tank Cmd - Andris Biedrins (13 votes)
Fatigue is catching up. Great for tanking. (29 votes)
CJ Watson, Chicago's hero of the day. (38 votes)
Rain, thunder, lightning - feels nice and cozy to be inside. (16 votes)
Tied with the Pistons for #8 in the lotto spot. (83 votes)
Tank win (62 votes)
352 total votes