April 9, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson reacts after calling a time out during the third quarter of the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets defeated the Warriors 123-84. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Game thread: Game Thread #56: Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets Let's Do This! (Seriously) (320+ comments)
Nuggets: Denver Stiffs
Recap: Warriors Vs. Nuggets recap: Faried, Nuggets avenge losses to Warriors ... and then some!
Game thread 2: Warriors Vs. Nuggets: Second Half Thread
Game thread 1: Warriors Vs. Nuggets: First Half Thread
Associated Press: Faried scores 27 points, Nuggets rout Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nuggets dominate Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors destroyed in Denver, 123-84
Adam Lauridsen: As Bad as It Sounds (Warriors 84, Nuggets 123)
- No pregame news found.
- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors-Nuggets: What to watch for
- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
4:50 min: Matt Steinmetz, Tierney and Davis
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Mark Jackson in the hallway.
CSN highlights, recap.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On The Lack Of Effort:
"They came out like a team that was embarrassed on national tv. We came out going through the motions. It was a good old fashion beat down."
On Kenneth Faried
"All I know was tonight he was there guy with the biggest motor. He was probably on a different level than anyone on the floor and he set the tone. We know who he is. We know how he can have an impact on the game. We allowed him to do just that tonight. If we matched his intensity then we'll do just fine. He's going to be a heck of a player but today he does it with his motor and he certainly had it on full display tonight."
On Falling Behind Early:
"We weren't ready. They came out aggressive, they came out pushing the basketball, they came out physical. And by the time we realized what hit us, the game was out of reach. Disappointing."
On The Difference Between Tonight's Game and Saturday's Game:
"I thought we gave a pretty good effort on Saturday. Tonight was about as bad as we could play as a team. We played awful. Got off to a bad start. Had a bad middle of the game and finished the game poorly. All five positions they played us. It was just one of those days where when you play an 82, or in this case a 66-game season, it's going to happen. It's the unfortunate part of being in the NBA is nights like this. It's one of the worst feelings in the world."
On Denver's Dominance On The Boards:
"Really, if you look at any statistic the rebounding, the blocked shots, the fast-break points, the points in the paint, we showed no signs of life at all throughout the entire game. Meanwhile, they were hitting all their shots and they were playing their best game. They predicted they would bounce back after losing twice to us and have a good game and unfortunately they were correct in that prediction."
On Whether They Were Ready For Denver To Come Out The Way They Did:
"Absolutely we were ready. We were focused as a team and just didn't come out and execute. We didn't do anything right on either end of the floor and got out played skill-wise and effort-wise. That's the most frustrating thing, that we couldn't have given better effort."
On Being Down By So Much So Early:
"[Playing with] just pride. You come out and get embarrassed like this especially after a team says 'we don't like losing to bad teams.' It's terrible. This one should really hurt us and motivate us to finish strong. By far the worst loss of the season and it was a terrible feeling."
On How Denver Got Such A Big Lead:
"We were soft on the glass. They were just beasting us on the offensive boards and they got so many second chance points. You can't give a team like that, especially at home, second chance points. It was embarrassing, we just got to be tougher."
On Kenneth Faried:
"He had 17 rebounds and he just ran the floor. He made some good post moves. You have to give it to him, he had a good night. He played a lot more energy than us but he just ran the floor, his teammates were finding him and he was playing like a man on the offensive glass. That's probably what he did the best."
gswscribe: Lamar Odom, if his head and the price is right, would fit with the Warriors next year. A few in GSW managament agree with me on that. He's a sizable SF with experience who has the playmaking ability the Warriors lack at the position. Will he command more than the mid-level, which is all the Warriors have? Will he want to play for an upstart when he could probably sign with a contender? That remains to be seen. But Odom is an option GSW will probably pursue this offseason.
- No interesting notes to add tonight.
- Keep on traveling, up north to Portland, then back home for the Mavericks. We'll be on national TV again for both games, so, um, uh oh.
|Wed||Apr 11||7:30pm||@Blazers||CSNBayPlus / ESPN||KTCT 1050|
|Thu||Apr 12||7:30pm||Mavericks||TNT||KNBR 680|
|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|
Tank Cmd poll: Thankfully, the Nuggets showed some pride and mowed us down early on this rematch.
Charles Jenkins (4 votes)
Klay Thompson (8 votes)
Dorell Wright (3 votes)
David Lee (21 votes)
Jeremy Tyler (4 votes)
Brandon Rush (1 vote)
Richard Jefferson (2 votes)
Nate Robinson (5 votes)
Dominic McGuire (0 votes)
Andris Biedrins (16 votes)
Mickell Gladness (0 votes)
Chris Wright (3 votes)
Glorious wire to wire tank job (119 votes)
Five rookies in garbage time (44 votes)
We lost every qtr of the game (18 votes)
We were outrebounded 27-60 (102 votes)
Tank win (144 votes)
494 total votes