Game Links #9: Golden State Warriors 116 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 115 - Iggy? Igloo? Iglue? Hero.

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Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder final score: Warriors slip by Thunder, 116-115
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Recaps

Associated Press: Iguodala lifts Warriors past Thunder 116-115 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Late Iguodala bucket lifts Warriors over Thunder
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Iguodala sinks Thunder at finish | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 9: Warriors 116, Oklahoma City 115
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors beat Thunder at buzzer, 116-115 | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Warriors down Thunder on buzzer beater
Monte Poole: Warriors earn first 'marquee win' on Iguodala's fadeaway
Adam Lauridsen: Choose Your Own Hero (Warriors 116, Thunder 115)
Feltbot: Warriors 116 Thunder 115: Jackson Blows the Game, Iguodala Saves It


Pregame News

- Scott Ostler talked to Andrew Bogut about toughness and physical play.
Scott Ostler: Big man Bogut is Warriors' backbone | (Mobile)

- All 10 teams playing on Christmas, including us, will be wearing sleeves. Pics included.
Marcus Thompson II: NBA Unveils “Big Logo” Sleeved Jerseys for Christmas Day Games

- Reggie Miller talks about each of our starters during a phone interview.
Rusty Simmons: Reggie Miller analyzes Warriors, says Steph Curry is ‘just scratching the surface of his ceiling’

- Stephen Curry wants to defend the best point guards, but it's Mark Jackson's call on who will actually do it.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Said He Wants to Defend Other Star Point Guards

- Eric Gilmore talks about Andre Iguodala coming to the Warriors and fitting in.
Eric Gilmore: Number 9 Fits Just Fine

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos

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

Mark Jackson
On the game-winning shot:
“The play was actually for Andre (Iguodala). They overplayed him. He has a high basketball IQ. He read it, reacted, stayed patient, got the catch and made an incredible shot. Just a big win for my guys. That last timeout, it was dark in that huddle. Proud of my guys because we fought back and found a way to get a victory even when things seemed to be pretty bad.”

On drawing up the last play for Iguodala:
“First of all, the team was going to put their best defender on Stephen Curry. I thought Andre got a great look and missed (earlier) it. This time, again, I thought he had the advantage and made the proper decision. He made a great shot. We have weapons up and down the floor and that’s the advantage. There are a lot of teams in this league – if the Thunder were in the same situation you could bet your last dollar it was going to (Kevin) Durant or (Russell) Westbrook. We have the luxury of having weapons on the floor. I believe in those guys and today it was Andre (Iguodala) that came up big.”

On their final huddle after the Westbrook 3-pointer:
“They were down. Upset. You look up and say ‘How did they climb all the way back? How?’ You start beating yourself up. That’s when you have a moment. They looked at each other and realized there is still time left and we can execute because we work on it every day. I think it’s a great lesson for us because you can tell yourself that but it’s another thing to experience it.”

On this win meaning more than others:
“Probably. That’s a team that we have a lot of respect for. That’s a team that will have a lot of success moving forward in this season and a team that is going to have to be dealt with come playoff time. We know who we are. We are a confident basketball team that believes that when we play the right way, when we defend, when we execute offensively we are going to win ballgames. That’s against the best and the worst.”
Andre Iguodala
On the play at the end of the game:
“That wasn’t the play. The play was for me to get it, fake the handoff to Klay [Thompson] and then look for my shot, but they switched. Thabo [Sefolosha] is a great defender. He denied me the top side, so I took a page out of Kobe [Bryant’s] book cutting back doors, that baseline shot. I’ve seen it a million times, and it worked for me for once.”

On why he has had a smooth transition to the Warriors:
“Coach Jackson to be honest, Mark Jackson is a great coach. He lets the players play. I’m having fun playing basketball, and that’s what it’s all about. I’m enjoying the guys. The crazy part is we still can mesh a little bit better, and we can become a better team.”

On defending Kevin Durant:
“Well I’ve been in the league a long time. I understand that superstars are going to get calls. They’re going to get their points. If you make them work for it, it might turn in your favor late in the game. In the first half he was making shots. In the second half, you know they played yesterday. It kind of came in my favor a little bit. Kevin’s like a brother. We played on the USA team together, so I enjoyed the battle.”
Klay Thompson
On Andre's game-winning shot:
“I’ve seen him do it before. He had one against us last year. I’m proud of him. It went from a terrible mood to the best mood you could have, so thank Andre for that.”

On Russell Westbrook's go-ahead shot:
“It hurt, obviously. That’s my fault, I’ve got to learn from that and be up on him. I didn’t realize there was two seconds left. I thought he’s so athletic, he’s going to drive to the rim or something. He took about a 30-footer and in that situation I’ve got to just get up on him and trust my teammates behind me. It hurt, but I quickly forgot about it and knew we had a lot of time.”
Stephen Curry
On the team's offensive performance:
“We didn’t play extremely well on the offensive end, just missing some easy shots and trying to find our spacing. I thought, with the exception of a couple threes, we took some good shots and they just didn’t fall. ‘Dre [Iguodala] stepped up big for us.”

On the importance of Iguodala:
“That’s why we’re so deep and talented. That’s why ‘Dre [Iguodala] was such a big acquisition for us because he has the history of making big shots and playing well late in games and down the stretch. He showed that tonight and showed why he is so important to our future and where we’re trying to go, he’s huge for us.”

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- We need practice closing out games. But we're not going to get much against the Utah Tanks for the next two games. Also, note, we have games every other day until next Friday/Saturday.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sat Nov 16 7:30 PM Jazz CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Mon Nov 18 6:00 PM @Jazz CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Wed Nov 20 7:30 PM Grizzlies CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Fri Nov 22 7:30 PM @Lakers CSN Bay Area ESPN KNBR 680 AM
Sat Nov 23 7:30 PM Trail Blazers CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.


Start Four

- It's a fun little game we've been playing around here. Pick 4 guys whom you think will produce the highest total score based on their stats: pts + rebs + ast + 2*stl + 2*blk - to. How did you do in tonight's game?
startfour.com: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder


Other Stuff

- After the game, Kenny, Chuck, and Shaq had a great segment on how to post up.


Friday 11/15/2013

- Tomorrow is Filipino Heritage Night, but tickets are already sold out.
warriors.com: Warriors Host Filipino Heritage Night, Presented By Cache Creek Casino Resort, on Saturday, November 16 Against Utah Jazz

- Speaking of the Philippines, here's how you can help.
warriors.com: Warriors to Hold Fundraising Efforts to Support Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

- Notes and stuff from practice.
Monte Poole: Fast Forward: Warriors must turn page after emotional win
Marcus Thompson II: Andre Iguodala doing it all for Warriors | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Iguodala answers Jackson's call | (Mobile)

- Here's a timeline of how we got from the Cohan era to a winning team.
Rusty Simmons: How the Warriors got to this point | (Mobile)

- Start voting!
Rusty Simmons: Six Warriors named to All-Star ballot


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