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Hornets: At The Hive
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Adam Lauridsen: Stabilizing (Warriors 116, Hornets 112)
- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Warriors seek stabilizing win against red-hot Hornets
- How about a game of musical chairs? Stephen Curry will play, but David Lee stays out because of last night's ankle roll.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors: Saturday pregame — Curry in, Lee out
- No pregame videos.
- No postgame news.
On former Hornet Jarrett Jack's performance down the stretch:
"He was special. He was awfully good. He’s a guy who puts a lot of time in. He had a couple tough outings prior to this, but he’s a pro and we believe in him. And obviously there was something extra coming back and playing against former teammates. He made big plays for us, and it was a great win for our team in general."
On the difficulties overcoming the Hornets and his view on the Hornets’ future:
"The future is bright for this team. If you think about where they’re going to be financially and (draft) pick-wise with the talent that they have, it is scary. They’ve got an excellent head coach in Monty and a lot of talent. They put pressure on you defensively. They have guys who can knock down shots and guys who can make plays, and they got on a run. They shot 60 percent in the first half and we cooled them down to 57 percent for the game. I loved the way our team battled. We had every right to fold the tent and settle at about 5:30 to go, but we battled, got stops and made plays."
On finding another way to win while sticking to their identity:
"This was different, but our identity remains. We defended and battled, and we made mistakes but we didn’t quit. We rebounded and made adjustments and offensively I thought we executed and made plays. The thing I was most proud of is that we didn’t hang our heads, even when things weren’t going our way. It was a big time victory."
On the win against the Hornets:
"They’ve been playing well, especially since they got Eric Gordon back. We’ve been struggling a little bit. We have been a little banged up a little bit more than usual. This game was big for us, especially with some of the games coming up."
On finally being able to play after injuries:
"It’s been a difficult stretch for me over the last couple of months. I got injured in the preseason and tried to play through it. I wasn’t that successful. I didn’t shoot the ball particularly well. Then when I tried to take the time off and finally get healthy, the team was playing great and I lost my spot in the rotation. I just had a lot of faith in our team and the coaches that they are going to give me an opportunity to get my spot back and get back to a regular rotation."
On why Jarrett Jack is a good player:
"He is just such a gritty, gritty player. He is not the most athletic player. He is not the quickest player. He just has so much grit and so much heart. He is such a competitor. He is yelling at the bigs. He’s yelling at the smalls. He is such an intelligent player. He wants to win. I think that he also recognizes that this is a great opportunity for him, not only as an individual, but this is one of the better teams that he has had the pleasure of being on; so, he knows that these opportunities are rare and he wants to maximize them."
On winning against his former team:
"People tend to say that you play with a chip on your shoulder when you play against your old team. I play with a chip on my shoulder all of the time. Nothing has ever been given to me in this league. I always feel like every night, I just try to go out and prove myself no matter if I am playing against the Hornets, the Lakers, or the Bobcats. I have the same mentality each and every night, even though when I was on the way here my Ipod played, even though I had it on shuffle, a James Brown song came on (called) ‘The Big Payback.’ That was kind of weird."
On his play late in the fourth quarter:
"It was just a testament to my teammates, being the threat that they are allowed me to get into the lane. When I am able to do that, I just try to take advantage and come through for my team."
(before the game)
gswscribe: David Lee said his ankle blew up overnight. It was really swollen
(after the game)
JacksonMark13: @StephenCurry30 gets on the bus with a BAG of Popcorn! #Warriors http://t.co/AfCcvnSt
StephenCurry30: Poooooooooooopcooooooooooorn! http://t.co/ihUV43vD
StephenCurry30: May need to add a couple more P's next time
(after the game)
gswscribe: Curry said his ligaments are stable which is why can play. He said it doesn't feel like it has in the past
KCsFinest4: Trying to shower n not get my leg wet<<<<<
- David Lee DNP because his ankle became really swollen this morning after rolling it last night.
- On MLK day, we have an early day game against the Clippers for the 4th and last time. As much as I want beat the Clippers and take the season series, I don't know if Curry and/or Lee will be ready to play by then.
|Mon||Jan 21||1:00 PM||Clippers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Wed||Jan 23||7:30 PM||Thunder||CSNBayHD NBATV||KNBR 680|
|Fri||Jan 25||5:00 PM||@Bulls||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sat||Jan 26||5:30 PM||@Bucks||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Mon||Jan 28||4:00 PM||@Raptors||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.
We really really really needed this win, and we got it.
Stephen Curry (16 votes)
Klay Thompson (35 votes)
Harrison Barnes (1 vote)
Carl Landry (1 vote)
Festus Ezeli (19 votes)
Jarrett Jack (33 votes)
Draymond Green (0 votes)
Richard Jefferson (14 votes)
Andris Biedrins (3 votes)
Kent Bazemore (1 vote)
Charles Jenkins (0 votes)
Jeremy Tyler (4 votes)
First half offense was high octane entertainment. (1 vote)
These Hornets are better than I thought. (2 votes)
Warriors stayed tough when the Hornets took the lead back. (5 votes)
We needed the win, we got the win, losing streak broken. (9 votes)
Team win (10 votes)
154 total votes