Game Links #23: Golden State Warriors 95 vs Dallas Mavericks 93 - This time, the comeback was completed successfully!

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Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks preview & game thread: Monta Ellis' first game at Oracle as a Mav (1940+ comments)

Mavericks: Mavs Moneyball
Recap: Dallas final score: Warriors stun Mavs, 95-93
Game thread: GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Preview: Four-Pointer: Previewing Golden State


Recaps

Associated Press: Curry rallies Warriors past Mavericks, 95-93 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Curry carries Warriors over Mavericks
Rusty Simmons: Curry's shot seals Warriors' comeback win over Mavs | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 23: Warriors 95, Dallas 93
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors pull off another rally | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Curry caps comeback with game-winner
Monte Poole: Rewind: The Warriors have to stop winning like this
Adam Lauridsen: Hero Ball vs. Hero (Warriors 95, Mavericks 93)
Feltbot: Warriors 95 Mavs 93: Players Only


Pregame News

- Here's how you can vote the Warriors into the All Star game.
warriors.com: Dub the Vote

- So, we traded a dead man for a strong arm. Too bad I have no idea what Hilton Armstrong's game is like.
warriors.com: Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong From D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors
Y Sports: Report: Warriors to sign Armstrong from Santa Cruz

- Notes from shootaround.
Monte Poole: Armstrong to provide help for depleted Warriors

- Jermaine O'Neal's wrist pain is getting that bad.
Carl Steward: Warriors center Jermaine O'Neal to see specialist for injured right wrist | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Warriors' O'Neal ponders options

- Previews of the game.
Feltbot: Pre-Game Jitters: Mavs at Warriors
Monte Poole: Fast Forward: Warriors look to finally beat Monta Ellis

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- MT2 describes the things Draymond Green does that warrants more playing time for him.
Marcus Thompson II: Thompson: Draymond Green should be playing more for Warriors | (Mobile)

- Looking back at the last two games, Carl Steward sees a lot of important things that Green brings. Plus other notes.
Carl Steward: Game 22/23 rewinds: Maybe Draymond Green should be starting games as well as finishing them

Postgame Videos

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

Mark Jackson
On the final shot:
“We were just looking for them to defend the pick-and-roll. We were going to just read and react. If they decided to trap him then he was going to make a play. Actually it was Dirk (Nowitzki), defensively guarding Andrew Bogut and they made an adjustment understanding what we were doing so Shawn Marion handed off the screener and comes out to defend the pick-and-roll. We wanted to make sure that we dwindled the clock down and Steph (Stephen Curry) did a great job of recognizing that and not panicking. Then he did what big time players do – he hit a big time shot.”

On what the comeback wins do for the team:
“It talks about our character and makes a statement. More of a statement than we could ever make with our mouths. We are not happy being in these situations, but at the end of the day we are a team with plenty of fight and high character. We are not going to quit even when we dig ourselves a hole like we did tonight. Guys stepped up and picked each other up. Draymond Green was spectacular and Bogs (Andrew Bogut) was spectacular. Steph (Stephen Curry) just made plays down the stretch. It makes a statement about us. Anybody can jump up and down when things are going well for you offensively and defensively. When they are not, to be able regroup and hang on to the rope, it says a lot about this group collectively.”

On his message to the team in the first half:
“I never worry about offense because we have a team that can score. My message at that point is the reason we are losing and the way that we are losing is because of our defense. Understanding how they can hurt you and allowing them to do that. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot fake and going to the line, Monta Ellis going to his right hand and Jose Calderon - not making extra effort plays on his pick-and-rolls. All we did was raise the volume in the second half and played our brand of defense. It gave us a chance.”

On his confidence level in Stephen Curry making the final shot:
“He is a great player and an all-time great shooter. I’ve seen that shot. I remember the Hall of Fame Coach of mine at St. John’s, Lou Carnesecca, he talked about rehearsal and repetition before the curtains open up and that you work on your lines and work on your craft. I’ve seen Stephen Curry hit that shot hundreds of times, thousands of times so when the curtain opened up – you expect it to go in.”

On if Stephen Curry's four-point play swung the momentum:
“I just thought overall, we were making plays. We were aggressive and we stopped trying to make homerun plays and just made quality plays. The four-point play, obviously, the crowd erupted and the guys took their belief to another level.”
Stephen Curry
On the last play of the game:
“We didn’t call a timeout so they didn’t get a chance to get their defense set. Once you come down and take your time, we were trying to get the last shot, we got isos and I was kind of able to lull him to sleep with the pump fake and get a good look at it and thankfully it went in. We had to fight hard as a group to get back into the game and thankfully we won.”

On when his last game-winning shot was:
“High school. We blew everybody out at Davidson so we didn’t need game winners.”

On slow starts to games:
“It’s just a tough period for us. We talked about it yesterday, this morning, before the game, about coming out with energy. I felt like we did it on the defensive end, just offensively we weren’t clicking. They obviously were making more plays and had a significant lead. I don’t think it was because of a lack of focus or energy, we just weren’t in rhythm, we weren’t gelling, but for us to keep that resiliency and come back in the second half, feed off our crowd’s energy, which was huge tonight and go out and get that win in the fourth quarter, that was a big statement, a big win for us. Eventually we have to figure out how to have a better showing in the first 24 minutes but credit to all the guys going out there fighting.”

On crowd energy:
“It was a huge night, Dub Nation night. We know how important they are to our success when we play here at home, bringing that noise and that energy and passion for the game. It’s sort of like [Oklahoma City] OKC at home, you can feel the vibe live and it was amazing, so once the buzzer went off and we got the win, just to be able to celebrate and look into the crowd and say thank you for what they bring to the game and the atmosphere was huge.”
Draymond Green
On the last play of the game:
“What we wanted to do was we wanted to get a ball screen, possibly with Dirk [Nowitzki], but Dirk wasn’t in the game. We just found who we wanted to put in and we ended up screening with [Andrew] Bogut and got a switch off. Any time you get a switch off, that’s not the matchup that they want and anytime that happens you just get flat and just let him do what he does. He was able to come up with a big play and that’s what we expect out of our big play guy.”

On falling behind early in games:
“We have to stop. We can’t continue to get behind like that and continue to try to come back and win. Once again, our crowd helped us get back into the game. Yeah, we did play hard, but let’s play hard and beat a team by 15 or 20 points, let’s not play lackadaisical and get down 15 or 20 points and then play hard and come back and win by one or two points. If we can play like that for the entire 48 minutes then that’s the team that everybody expected. Not even what everybody expected, what we expected, and that’s what we have to start doing. We see that we can do that but we have to stop putting those runs together for 10, 12, 15 minutes and do that for 48 minutes. That’s when we become an elite level team.”

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- The two times we played the Mavericks, we got into a big deficit and had a comeback attempt. We lost at their place, but won tonight at home. The last time we played the Rockets, we got into a big deficit, but there was no comeback. How much you wanna bet we'll fall into another big deficit on Friday against the Rockets?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Dec 13 7:30 PM Rockets CSN Bay Area ESPN KNBR 680 AM
Sun Dec 15 5:00 PM @Suns CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Tue Dec 17 7:30 PM Pelicans CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Thu Dec 19 7:30 PM Spurs CSN Bay Area TNT KNBR 680 AM
Sat Dec 21 7:30 PM Lakers 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 Dallas Mavericks


Santa Cruz Warriors

Thursday 12/12/2013

- No more Uncle JO for a while. The recovery timetable will be announced after the surgery.
Matt Schwab: Golden State Warriors' Jermaine O'Neal will have surgery | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Warriors' O'Neal to ungergo surgery on wrist Friday

- This is the first time that Andre Iguodala has spoken to the media since his injury.
Rusty Simmons: As Iguodala heals, Warriors' defense falters | (Mobile)
Matt Schwab: Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala plays it safe with injury | (Mobile)

- Stephen Curry is right behind Kobe and CP3.
warriors.com: NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 Presented By Spring First Returns Announced
Monte Poole: Curry ranks third among Western Conference guards in ASG voting

- Are you ready to call Stephen Curry a closer? Monte Poole is.
Monte Poole: Warriors have a closer in Curry

- This former Warrior from 1980-1982 will be honored during tomorrow's game.
warriosr.com: Warriors to Honor Bernard King’s Hall Of Fame Induction During Friday’s Game Against Houston Rockets

- The SCWarriors played @ Bakersfield Jam tonight.


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