Game Links #12: Golden State Warriors 81 vs Memphis Grizzlies 88 (OT) - Grizzlies withstand strong Warriors start, wear down Warriors through OT

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Recaps

Associated Press: Grizzlies come back to beat Warriors 88-81 in OT | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Randolph guides Grizzlies over Warriors in OT
Rusty Simmons: Warriors fall to Grizzlies - this time in OT | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 12: Memphis 88, Warriors 81 (OT)
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors lose to Grizzlies in overtime | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Warriors drop 11th straight to Grizzlies
Feltbot: Grizzlies 88 Warriors 81: Hero Ball
Adam Lauridsen: Brawling (Warriors 81, Grizzlies 88)


Pregame News

- Sleep well to the satisfaction of winning a marketing award.
warriors.com: Warriors Win Sports Media Marketing Award For “Midnight Shooter” Television Commercial

- Notes from shootaround.
Marcus Thompson II: With Stephen Curry Out, Warriors’ Guard Kent Bazemore Hoping to Redeem Himself

- No surprises here.
warriors.com: Warriors Recall Dedmon, Kuzmic & Nedovic From Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League

- Previews of the game.
Monte Poole: Warriors out for revenge against nemesis Grizzlies

Pregame Videos

- One flop warning today.
1.3 MB: Jared Sullinger flop warning


Postgame News

- Scott Ostler focuses on Klay Thompson's improvements.
Scott Ostler: Thompson steps up his game for Warriors | (Mobile)

Postgame Videos

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

Mark Jackson
On the pace of tonight's game:
“We wanted to push the pace. I thought that’s when the game changed when we started to walk it up the floor. Obviously they scored a little bit more, slowed it down by posting up their bigs. There’s no secret we are at our best when we are pushing the basketball.”

On how the team performed without Stephen Curry:
“Obviously he’s a big time player and not having him hurts us. Next guy stands up and we are a no excuse basketball team and I thought my guys gave a great effort. They defended, battled and we fell short. Even without Steph (Stephen Curry) we feel we are more than capable of leaving here with a victory. Disappointed right now.”

On if the starters were affected by the extended minutes:
“No, I just think in situations when the game gets tight, the natural instinct is to slow it down and get a good one. Those are the situations where you have to push it even more.”

On not using a timeout for the final play in regulation:
“We had talked about it previously; he (Andre Iguodala) did a good job of getting to his spot so he had options. I’m fine with the action that took place.”

On the Memphis Grizzlies:
“They outplayed us tonight. It makes no sense going back how many times they have beaten us, they beat us tonight. We battled, defended executed and fell short. This is a very good basketball team that is very smart also so give them credit.”
David Lee
On the offense without Stephen Curry:
“Not so much push the pace, we just have a better rhythm offensively. We’re capable of getting easier shots, just because we’ve played with that lineup so many more games. Guys are in different spots when Steph’s not in there, or when any key guy from the starting lineup is out. It changes the spacing, it changes where guys are on the floor, where guys catch the ball, and we discussed that after our loss at San Antonio without Steph. Tonight I thought was similar, and also give them credit, they are a very good defensive team and protect the paint well.”

On the starters playing a lot of minutes:
“Yeah but that’s no type of excuse because their starters played a lot of minutes too. It’s early season, something you’ve got to just fight through, and next time we have to play that many minutes we’ll be even more ready for that.”
Andre Iguodala
On the final play of regulation:
“Yeah, we didn’t want to take a timeout and tried to get a good look. I feel like I had an advantage. [Marc] Gasol did a good job of helping over on the shot. They played really good defense on that play.”

On defense:
“It was a well-rounded defensive game. We made them take tough shots and they made us take tough shots. It came down to a battle of wills. Both teams were going back and forth to their second and third options to see what they could get. It was a good basketball game and they came away with it at the end.”

On his shooting performance:
“I felt really good. A few were short but a few were just right there. Playing from a different position, I’m getting looks that I didn’t know were there but were there. I’ve just got to go into it and take the shots, not second guess.”

Notes

- Another game, another injury: Ognjen Kuzmic fractured his 5th metacarpal (pinkie finger) on his right hand in the first quarter. He is out indefinitely.


What's next?

- They say Curry's flying with the team to LA. Unless his headache comes back, which it doesn't seem to, the chances are good that he'll play on Friday against the Lakers, and on national TV also. When Curry knows he's in the spotlight, watch out.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Tue Nov 26 5:00 PM @Hornets CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Wed Nov 27 5:30 PM @Mavericks CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Fri Nov 29 5:00 PM @Thunder CSN Bay Area NBATV 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 Memphis Grizzlies


Thursday 11/21/2013

- MT2's In-depth look at last night's game.
Marcus Thompson II: Game 12 Rewind: Without Stephen Curry, Warriors Lose Slugfest with Memphis

- The concussion protocol requires Curry to go through non-contact practice, then a symptom check, then a contact practice.
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant take steps forward | (Mobile)
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry Advances to Next Step in Recovery
CSN Bay Area Staff: Curry cleared for non-contact drills, still day-to-day

- Monte Poole looks at what happens to the offense when Curry isn't playing.
Monte Poole: Warriors face harsh offensive reality without Curry

- After Thursday's light practice, Mark Jackson talked about the bench.
Marcus Thompson II: Mark Jackson uneasy about Golden State Warriors bench | (Mobile)

- The SCWarriors season opener is tomorrow, and there's some buzz about the Splash Brothers' brothers.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' family tree has D-League branches | (Mobile)

- A couple of brief notes about tomorrow's game.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors at Lakers | (Mobile)

- Until the injured players come back, the starters will be playing a lot.
Monte Poole: Jackson biding time until Warriors return to full health

- Rusty provides some more details about handling concussions, and some notes on Kobe's recovery from injury.
Rusty Simmons: Curry seems more likely to play than Bryant | (Mobile)


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