Game Links #29: Golden State Warriors 89 @ Denver Nuggets 81 - Despite early foul trouble and losing a 15pt lead, Warriors plod through to a win

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Game thread: Andre Iguodala on his return to Denver: "I really don't know what to expect."
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Recaps

Associated Press: Lee's double-double leads Warriors past Nuggets | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Lee leads Warriors over Nuggets
Rusty Simmons: Game 29: Warriors 89, Denver 81
Rusty Simmons: Warriors top Nuggets | (Mobile)
Matt Schwab: Warriors beat Nuggets 89-81 | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Lee leads Warriors to big road win over Nuggets
Monte Poole: Rewind: Warriors down Denver with defense
Adam Lauridsen: Humbug (Warriors 89, Nuggets 81)
Feltbot: Warriors 89 Nuggets 81: The Defense Returns


Pregame News

- Notes from Andre Iguodala shootaround interview.
Matt Schwab: Andre Iguodala sure to be center of attention versus Denver Nuggets | (Mobile)

- Previews of the game.
Monte Poole: Iguodala returns to Denver in playoff rematch

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos

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

Mark Jackson
On Andre Iguodala:
“I thought he had a rhythm. He made a big three with the ballgame close. He took a little bit of life out of the [Nuggets]. I think he is getting back to who he truly is, so it is great to see for us.”

On tonight's win:
“It was a good win, especially because they took the lead and had a rhythm. Our guys battled. That is how you have to win on the road. It was an awfully impressive win for us. We got back to defending at a high level and getting back to our principles.”

On clenching the win despite their low shooting percentage:
“It tells you how good we can be because there is no question about our guys’ ability to score and shoot the basketball. The thing that can remain constant for us is our ability to defend and defend at a high level. That is what is going to win ball games for us. When our guys do establish a rhythm, it is going to be awfully pretty.”
David Lee
On his offensive performance tonight:
“I think the last 10 games or so I’ve tried to be really aggressive, especially to start games, to attack the rim. Tonight was no exception. As you know the last time I played in this building it wasn’t the greatest result, I got injured. So I wanted to come out tonight and put that behind me and attack the basket early and get thoughts of that stuff out of the way. I had some success early and just tried to be consistent throughout the game.”

On getting involved early:
“First of all, when we control the paint that makes the job of [Stephen Curry], Klay [Thompson] and those guys a little easier. We got some open shots tonight and last time I can remember they didn’t fall. We were still able to get a road win and that’s what’s important. I’m just happy that I could provide some offense.”

On playing in Denver:
“A lot of times in a tough environment like this you need every bit of offense you can get because Denver is such a talented scoring team. We got some stops down the stretch and that was the reason why we won the game.”
Andre Iguodala
On getting booed by Denver fans:
“I played in Philly last year on the first game of the year so I’ve kind of been through it. It actually wasn’t that bad … Fans are so in to it now with the media and it’s like they’re so close to the game so you’re going to see a lot of that.”

On three point shooting performance:
“It felt good. I’ve been struggling shooting the ball since I got back, just trying to find a rhythm, trying to find where I’m getting shots at. I felt really good tonight shooting before the game … I feel like I’m starting to find a rhythm. I’m starting the get a rhythm with the guys and we’re just trying to keep getting better and try to build as much chemistry as possible on the court.”

On letting Denver back into the game after the big first quarter:
“It’s a game of runs. Denver is a dangerous team out there, they’re kind of wounded. When you go up like that you kind of think you’re going to just lay down and have an easy night. They showed some toughness and they went up five I think in the third. It was a battle from there. From that standpoint it was a really good win to be down in the third and to come back in the fourth quarter and to get a win.”

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- Christmas game! Christmas game! We'll be the last game of a quintuple header. So if you're a couch potato, life is good for you on Wednesday. On the other hand, we haven't been playing sharply lately, so we could end up being the laughing stock of America.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Dec 25 7:30 PM Clippers CSN Bay Area ESPN KNBR 680 AM
Fri Dec 27 7:30 PM Suns CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Sun Dec 29 3:00 PM @Cavaliers CSN Bay Area KTCT 1050 AM
Tue Dec 31 2:00 PM @Magic CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Thu Jan 2 4:30 PM @Heat 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 @ Denver Nuggets


Santa Cruz Warriors

Tuesday 12/24/2013

- Notes from practice.
Monte Poole: Curry on brother signing with Grizzlies: 'It's a good fit'
Carl Steward: Warriors-Clippers should be a holiday treat | (Mobile)

- We did a whiteout last season, on January 2, 2013. Against these Clippers. We smashed them. Could be a good sign for tomorrow's game.
warriors.com: Warriors to Host Christmas Whiteout Powered by Clorox on December 25 Against L.A. Clippers

- Rusty Simmons talks about Curry playing under the brightest of lights.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Curry at his best on big stage | (Mobile)


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