Game Links #44: Golden State Warriors 114 @ Toronto Raptors 102 - Andrew Bogut's return adds size, skill, and get-that-outta-here! blocks.

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Bogut back, Curry hurt, Warriors win
Game thread: Golden State at Toronto - Live (1520+ comments)

Raptors: Raptors HQ
Recap: Raptors Final Score: Despite Gray's Career Night, Warriors Win 114-102
Game thread: Warriors vs Raptors Gameday Thread: Raps Host Reeling Warriors at ACC


Recaps

Associated Press: Lee scores 21 as Warriors beat Raptors 114-102 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors down Raptors
Jimmy Spencer: Instant Replay: Warriors 114, Raptors 102
Marcus Thompson II: Andrew Bogut returns, Stephen Curry hurt as Golden State Warriors defeat Toronto Raptors
Rusty Simmons: Bogut makes triumphant return in Toronto
Adam Lauridsen: Wait and Hope: Bogut Returns (Warriors 114, Raptors 102)


Sun, Jan 27

- Mark Jackson made today's practice optional, and kept the mood light.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson keeps even keel after consecutive losses

- The practice may have been optional, but rebounding will be mandatory.
Rusty Simmons: To rebound, Warriors need to rebound

- Curry's thinking about it, but he's not yet committed.
Shams Charania: Stephen Curry Mulling Over 3-Point Shootout Invite


Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Bogut may return tonight against Raptors

- Yes, it's true. Andrew Bogut really will start.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors: Bogut to start
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors C Andrew Bogut Will Start at Toronto
CSN Bay Area Staff: Warriors' Bogut to start tonight in Toronto

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
7:09 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys
5:18 min: KNBR: Harrison Barnes with Murph and Mac


Postgame News

- If my count is correct, this is Curry's 3rd this season, 4th including preseason.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors' Stephen Curry sprains right ankle

Postgame Videos


Stephen Curry rolls his ankle in the 3rd qtr.


Jim Barnett interviews Andrew Bogut right after the game.


Mark Jackson in the hallway.


CSN highlights, recap.


Andrew Bogut highlights, by DownToBuck.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Great Move by Bogut
Touch Pass and Score
Curry's Ankle Injury
Lights out Barnes
Warriors vs. Raptors: First half
Warriors vs. Raptors

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
17:24 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Tom Tolbert

- Postgame quotes and stuff from warriors.com recap
Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors at Raptors: Postgame Interviews (1/28/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
What did you think of Andrew Bogut?:
“He was great. He is a weapon on the offensive end. He has the ability to pass, to defend, to block shots, and make plays. He makes me a better coach.”

Do you think people forget what Andrew Bogut can bring to a game?:
“Not the opposing coaches. They are very familiar with what he is capable of doing. It was great to see him out there on the floor doing those things. He makes guys better, and he completes us as a team.”

How great is it to have someone like Richard Jefferson:
“It makes a difference. That was one of the things we wanted to do last year when we were searching for answers. This year we went and got a legitimate backup guard that is as good as any backup guard in the league. He has the ability to start, he is tough, he can lead, and he is not afraid of the moment. It is great for him to be ready and bring this one home.”
David Lee
Thoughts on the game?:
“I think we finally got to settle in today. We are only going to get better working together. We had 62 points in the paint tonight, I thought that was because we really focused on going inside and finishing at the rim. I was really happy with the way it went.”

How important was this game after getting beat on the boards a little bit?:
“It was huge to get back into the winning ways tonight and give ourselves a chance to make this into a successful road trip tomorrow night. Another successful road trip is great. We needed this one tonight absolutely. Andrew (Bogut) really helped us defensively, I thought Jarrett (Jack) had a really good second half and Carl (Landry) gave us some big buckets. We got a contribution from everybody and I hope Steph (Curry) is doing okay, it looks like he is going to be fine. We move onto the next one.”

What does Andrew Bogut do for your offensive game?:
“I think they really need to honor him, when he rolls. As we go on our high low game is going to be very effective, just because it hard for teams to help in on that high low because you such good shooters on the wing. It is going to create some more problems for other team’s defences. First and foremost Andrew’s (Bogut) contribution is he anchors our defence and I felt like I became a better defender tonight because he is constantly talking to me, and constantly rotating to get my back and vice-versa.”
Stephen Curry
Thoughts on having Andrew Bogut back?:
“It was a big help. Dre (Andris Biedrins) did a good job holding down the centre position, but to have the guy we thought we were going to have coming into the season, he showed tonight how he can clog the paint, protect the rim and make plays on the offensive end. It is a huge bonus for us to have him back. He is a presence, you see a big body like that it might deter guys from coming into the paint.”

How is your ankle?:
“It feels alright, same situation I just stepped on someone’s foot and have to see how it responds tomorrow.”
Andrew Bogut
Thoughts on finally being back?:
“Yes definitely. It has been a long season for me so far, a frustrating season mentally and physically. To be out there running up and down the court and especially to get the win, it was very satisfying. I was excited to be out there and play basketball again. It has been a bumpy ride but I think it is at a stage now where I am ready to progress.”

Interesting Tweets
(after the game)
andrewbogut: Great to be back on Twitter, but EVEN better to be back on the @NBA court! Nothing like it......
gswscribe: Harrison Barnes left calf will be examined tomorrow. Hurt it on the crash landing on that dunk at the end
HBarnes: Note to self: take off with two feet smh
StephenCurry30: Back in the States after a good win. Ankle shmankle bgankle. Gotta Stay positive!
andrewbogut: Thumbs up from me! Good night to all. #itslate http://t.co/ljci5FcP

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- We don't know if Curry, Bogut, and/or Barnes will play tomorrow, so we could be short handed against the rested Cavaliers tomorrow. Still I'm expecting a win no matter what.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Jan 29 4:00 PM @Cavaliers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Thu Jan 31 7:30 PM Mavericks TNT KNBR 680
Sat Feb 2 7:30 PM Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Feb 5 5:00 PM @Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 6 5:00 PM @Thunder CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Feb 8 5:00 PM @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Feb 9 5:30 PM @Mavericks CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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