Warriors Game Day Links #66: Golden State Warriors 101 vs San Antonio Spurs 107 - Five rookie starters just enough tank power to get the tie for 7th

April 26, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Mickell Gladness (32) holds onto a rebound against the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Final Preview & Game Thread: Golden State Warriors Vs. San Antonio Spurs (930+ comments)

Spurs: Pounding The Rock
Recap: Spurs conclude 13th straight 50-win season, primed for deep playoff run
QuickCap: QuickCap #66 - San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors
Game thread 3: GameThread #66 - San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors - Part III
Game thread 2: GameThread #66 - San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors - Part II
Game thread 1: GameThread #66 - San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors - Part I


Recaps

Associated Press: Short-handed Spurs beat Warriors 107-101 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Spurs beat Warriors, but miss out on top overall spot overall
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors lose to Spurs, finish tied for seventh worst record
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors' season ends with a loss, hope for a lucky draw
Rusty Simmons: Short-handed Warriors lose finale, 107-101 to Spurs
Adam Lauridsen: The Best Loss (Warriors 101, Spurs 107)


Pregame News

- Both Lee and Curry are expected to be 100% by training camp.
Marcus Thompson II: David Lee Out Up to 6 Weeks After Successful Surgery

- Another round of chatting with Matt.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz chat transcript (4.26.12)

- The tie breaker will be televised on NBATV.
Matt Steinmetz: Tie-breaker drawing for Warriors would be Friday

- Mark Jackson still believes in his dream of making the playoffs.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' coach living the dream and nightmare

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
10:58 min: Wed: Marcus Thompson II, Murph and Mac
17:56 min: Wed: Bob Meyers, Gary and Larry
9:03 min: Matt Steinmetz, The Rise Guys
12:29 min: Bob Meyers, John Lund


Mark Jackson at shootaround.


Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Spurs vs. Warriors: First half
Reverse Slam
Spurs vs. Warriors
Warriors' Top 10 Plays

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors vs. Spurs: Postgame Interviews (4/26/12) by GoldenStateWarriors


Mark Jackson
On Chris Wright:
"Give him credit. He's been waiting for an opportunity all year, and to his credit, when he got the opportunity he took full advantage of it. A nationally televised game - proud of his energy his effort and how he got after it."

On The Season As A Whole:
"Tough one. Obviously, disappointing to the extent that we made a promise - a promise that we did not fulfill. Which is fine. If I had to do it over again I would do it the exact same way. The bar has been set. I think the foundation has been laid for the future. I talk so much about the process, sometimes if you stick true to the process pain is going to come. But if you hold on, and don't let go of the rope on the other side there are going to be a lot of smiles and a lot of joy."

“Last time I went home, my family surprised me with a dog. I was surprised to see we had another dog in the house. I have a big dog that I have never heard bark. But he’s a big dog. The little dog, a German Sheppard, as they met the German Sheppard is barking, barking, barking and the big dog is not saying a word. At the end of the day, the little dog looked crazy, but what he was saying was: ‘you are bigger than me now, but I’m going to see you one day and what’s on the inside of me is on the inside of me and you are going to have to see me’. I look at my team that way. We’ve been barking quite a bit, but the day has come, real quickly, and I’m looking forward to it. When we are fully mature and fully grown, the big dog is going to have to deal with us.”

On If He's Happy At Having A Better Chance To Retain Their Lottery Pick:
"Now that it's over, you have to look at it that way. In the middle of it, we are trying to win. In the middle of it, we are trying to get better. In the middle of it, we are staying true to the process. The process is now over and we are pulling for a higher pick."
Chris Wright
On Working In The Offseason:
"Going into this offseason I just have to continue to improve. I thought that I had an okay game but there are things that I know that I can improve on. I gave up two offensive rebounds toward the end of the game that I felt that I could've gotten and I [also] had a couple of breakdowns defensively. That's just stuff on film that I've got to watch in the offseason and get better. I've got to work on my jump shot this summer. I just feel that's the most important thing right now is me working on my shot and continue working on my game. Tonight I just tried to play to my strengths and not anything else."

On His Statement Dunk For The First Points Of The Game:
"I just wanted to go out and run the floor. Every time we get the ball and get to pushing they just tell me to run and that's what I'm going to do. That's one of my strengths - running the floor. They kept telling me to run and that's what happened."
Brandon Rush
On Mark Jackson's Performance In His First Year Of Coaching:
"I think he did a really good, he gave everyone an opportunity to show what they can do. He's a rookie coach, there are some things he has to work on but I think he's going to be better next year. I love him coaching us."

On How Good This Team Can Be Next Year:
"We can be really really good. We're missing three big guys in Steph (Curry), David (Lee) and (Andrew) Bogut. Luckily I come back next year and we're going to have a good bench."

Interesting Tweets

(before the game)
warriors: According to Elias Sports Bureau, this is 1st time an NBA team has started 5 rookies since tracking rookie starteers began in 70-71 season.

(during the game)
GSWFastBreak: Biggest tank job I've ever seen. 5 bottom players on the roster for the final 12 minutes. Well done Warriors.

Notes

- No interesting notes to add tonight.


What's next?

- We're now tied for 7th/8th with the Raptors. Tomorrow's coin flip will determine which spot we'll be in. Win the coin flip, and we have a good chance at keeping our pick. Lose the coin flip, and only the ping pong balls can save our pick.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Lady Luck
Four Leaf Clover
Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
7777777
Coin flip, Ping pong balls

We Need Luck

And with our luck, we'll lose the coin flip, unless we get her to walk by.


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