Game Links #34: Golden State Warriors 87 vs Memphis Grizzlies 94 - Warriors play excellent 2nd half D, but early 14pt hole just too big.

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Recaps

Associated Press: Grizzlies beat Warriors 94-87 to complete 3-0 trip | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Grizzlies hold off Warriors
CSN Bay Area Staff: Instant Replay: Grizzlies 94, Warriors 87
Rusty Simmons: Warriors lose to Grizzlies, 94-87
Marcus Thompson II: Memphis Grizzlies overpower Golden State Warriors
Chris L: Pecking Order (Warriors 87, Memphis 94)


Sun, Jan 6

- Still griping about the loss, but no news today.


Mon, Jan 7

- Notes and stuff from practice.
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes settles in
John Henry Smith: Curry: We over helped way too much
Rusty Simmons: Warriors need to cut down on turnovers

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
9:32 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys


Warriors TV asks the players about bobbleheads and card collections.


Mon practice interview bits.


Tue, Jan 8

- Grizzlies didn't want to take on the Warriors' contracts.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Talked with Memphis About Rudy Gay … “Nothing There”

- Almost all of the teams in the next ten games are above .500.
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors head into toughest stretch of their season
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors' tough January stretch

- The players look out for one another, and genuinely like each other.
Rusty Simmons: Bazemore leads Warriors in spirit

- Kent Bazemore works two jobs - basketball player, and mascot - and he enjoys it.
Rusty Simmons: Bazemore leads Warriors in spirit

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
12:50 min: KNBR: Draymond Green with Tolbert and Ratto


Tues practice interview bits.


Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Warriors look to end seven-game skid against Memphis

- If you haven't already heard, the Kings' owners are looking to sell to a Seattle group.
Rusty Simmons: Seattle group reportedly courting Kings

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
10:16 min: 95.7 FM: Brevin Knight on The Wheelhouse
10:05 min: 95.7 FM: Mike Conley on The Drive

- Shootaround interviews.
10.5 MB: Harrison Barnes at shootaround.


Warriors TV: The DubMix. (Turn the volume down before playing the video. This video is LOUDER than most videos.)


Ric Bucher talks about the Rudy Gay trade rumors.


Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos


Ric Bucher gives his Andrew Bogut pregame warmup observations.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


David Lee in the locker room.


Stephen Curry in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Warriors TV game wrap.


Stephen Curry alley-oop to Harrison Barnes, by gumbywithpokey.


Bob Fitzgerald GOES OFF on the referees, by mikeprada1.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
David Lee Dunk
Curry to Barnes
Impossible And-one
Grizzlies vs. Warriors - First half
Grizzlies vs. Warriors

- Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
Photo Gallery

Audio
Warriors vs. Grizzlies: Postgame Interviews (1/9/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On their matchups against the Grizzlies' frontcourt:
“I thought early on we had a tough time, not just our bigs, but overall in the first half. They were more physical than us, they imposed their will on us, we were out of sync and we had a tough time – not just with their bigs. It was a disappointing half. I thought we really responded in the second half. They scored 39 points in the second half. We battled and we made some tough plays. Down the stretch it was a two point ball game and we turned it over – careless mistake. Another two point ballgame and we get a duck-in by Festus (Ezeli) - I’d much rather him coming out setting a pick on the ball, but no matter what he got a good look. Rudy Gay hit a tough one in the corner. I thought we did not seal off our possessions defensively. Down the stretch they got some offensive rebounds that really hurt us. That’s a basketball team. You play them you are going to get better. They execute you to death and playing them will force you to get better.”

On going with Festus Ezeli and Andris Biedrins late in the game:
“They were getting great position on the block. They were posting up (Marc) Gasol, they were posting up Zach (Randolph) and they were hurting us. I just made the move to get two bigger bodies on them defensively. They were hurting us on the boards. When we are at our best, our perimeter guys are getting in there and rebounding the basketball. We just didn’t rebound. That’s on the bigs, but that’s also on the small guys as well.”

On his thoughts about going to a zone defense:
“I was thinking about it, but at the same time they countered with shooters. Tony Allen really didn’t play too much down the stretch, the zone basically attempted to take him out of the ballgame. They had, basically, four or five guys out there that could shoot the ball. We didn’t want to give them a steady diet of it. It was very effective and it did work. I thought our man-to-man defense did a good job down the stretch – we just didn’t rebound the way that we have been rebounding all season long. They hurt us on the offensive rebounds.”
Stephen Curry
On the matchup versus Memphis:
“They are a good team, a veteran team who has a lot of experience in the playoffs and grinding out games. They pretty much have the same unit back that they have had in the past two or three seasons. You have to play a whole 48 minute game, a smart efficient 48 minute game to beat them at home or on the road. They know how to play together. You have to give credit to them; they did what they had to do to win.”

On losing consecutive games:
“We played two teams who we are trying to chase. Two teams who are right there in front of us in the standings who we understand have been playing great basketball just like we have. There is no need to panic especially with the month we have coming with the teams coming and the teams on the road. We just have to keep grinding and play 48 minutes. It’s a disappointing loss tonight but I thought we played well but didn’t make enough plays down the stretch.”
David Lee
On tonight's game:
“I think the first half is where we lost the game. Getting down like we did, being down nine at half, usually if we are tied or up at the half we’re in pretty good shape. I thought we did a much better job defensively in the second half. They got comfortable in the first half and that helped them rhythm wise.”

On losing consecutive games:
“Against two very good teams, at the Clippers which a lot of people are saying is the best team in the league and versus Memphis here at home who’s playing very good basketball as well. No matter what it’s frustrating because we expect to win every game we play but we have to bounce back here against Portland in a few days and regroup. I’m proud of our guys’ effort but we just came up short.”

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- Did you know the Blazers are above .500? Yep, 19-15. Oakland native Damian Lillard is doing a bunch of scoring, looking for rookie of the year. Gotta win this to avoid the 3 game losing streak.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Jan 11 7:30 PM Trail Blazers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Jan 13 5:00 PM @Nuggets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Jan 16 7:30 PM Heat CSNBayHD ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Jan 18 5:30 PM @Spurs CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Jan 19 5:00 PM @Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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