Game Links #32: Golden State Warriors 108 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 104 (OT) - 2nd half D slow down the Cavaliers for the comeback win through OT

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Recap:
Game thread: Warriors at Cavs game thread (1620+ comments)
Preview: Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers preview: The beginning of a long road trip

Cavaliers: Fear The Sword
Recap: Recap: Cleveland Cavaliers fall short to the Golden State Warriors 108-104 in OT
Game thread: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Game Thread


Recaps

Associated Press: Curry's 29 lead Warriors over Cavs in OT | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Green, Warriors clip Cavs in OT
Rusty Simmons: Warriors rally from big deficit to win in Cleveland | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 32: Warriors 108, Cleveland 104 (OT)
Jimmy Durkin: Golden State Warriors edge Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime | (Mobile)
Jimmy Durkin: Game 32 rewind: Warriors pick up their defense in the second half and open long trip with win
Adam Lauridsen: Head Check (Warriors 108, Cavs 104)


Pregame News

- Notes from pregame interviews.
Jimmy Durkin: Toney Douglas out vs. Cavaliers with food poisoning, W’s to face former backup PG Jarrett Jack

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- So this was why Armstrong was saying his goodbyes after the game.
warriors.com: Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong

Postgame Videos

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

Mark Jackson
On tonight's game:
“Spectacular effort in the second half after they (Cavs) had their way offensively. They made shots but we didn’t do anything to stop them. Second half, they shoot 30% from the field. We did a great job of sharing the basketball and taking care of the basketball and rebounding the basketball. Draymond gave us great minutes. We battled. Once again, it showed the character and toughness of this basketball team, so I’m proud of this win.”

On starting the road trip with a win:
“They had everything going. Defensively, we were not as sharp in the first half but we regrouped and came out with a quality win. That’s a team that has a homerun hitter with Kyrie Irving. He got it going. But, just a big win for us and showed a lot of resolve and what we are made of.”

On key moments and big shots by Curry:
“It was certainly a big shot – that’s who Steph is. He’s one of the best in the world. He took it upon himself to make plays and establish a rhythm. I love the way he competed defensively also, but certainly made plays for himself and for everybody else on the floor. He’s a guy that we believe in. We’re not going to tell him to stop shooting. He’s a guy that is having an all-time great year for himself and has put himself in the class of elite players and it’s great to see.”
Draymond Green
On shots made tonight:
“I spent a lot of time in the offseason working on my shot. That was one thing I wanted to improve. One thing I’ve learned is that you have to stay confident in yourself. I know I’ve put the time in to be a better shooter and I have confidence that it’s going to work out regardless of the fact that I was, I think, 0 for 6 at that point. Staying confident was what I knew was key. The ball found me in that situation and I knew I had to step up and knock the shot down.”

On the importance of starting the trip with a win:
“Getting down by 19 isn’t ideal. But, knowing we have the necessary tools to fight back, that’s the most important thing. We knew we had to start this road trip off with a win if we want it to be a successful road trip. With some tough games coming up, we always say that there are games that you are supposed to win and we felt this was a game that we’re supposed to win. It was key that we came in here and got the win. It wasn’t quite in the fashion we wanted to do it, but one thing that we talk about is showing some result. When things aren’t going our way, we have to continue to fight.”
David Lee
On being down big and then coming back:
“It was frustrating because we always talk about when we get up seven or eight, trying to put the other team away, especially a team that’s been struggling a little bit like Cleveland. You don’t want to give teams that have offensive talent like this a chance to get into rhythm and that’s what we let them do in the late first, early second. When they do that, a guy like Kyrie (Irving) can carry them to a victory. You can play great defense and it doesn’t matter. We were lucky we got back in the game early in that third and the rest we were able to take care of.”

Interesting Tweets
(after the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Reserve center Hilton Armstrong just said his goodbyes to the Warriors. He said Ognjen Kuzmic is headed back to the big club.

Notes

- The Warriors did NOT recall Nedovic and Kuzmic for tonight's game.
- Toney Douglas DNP due to food poisoning.
- Kuzmic DNP yesterday with the SCWarriors, but he DID play tonight. So his pinky finger injury must be healed.


What's next?

- The next game is another early afternoon game on New Year's Eve. It's the Magic, a team we simply could not beat last season. On the one hand, I would like to see us finally beat them. But on the other hand, I don't even know if they're the same team as last season. Either way, it's a we-better-win-this.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Fri Jan 3 4:30 PM @Hawks CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Sun Jan 5 3:00 PM @Wizards CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Tue Jan 7 5:00 PM @Bucks CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Wed Jan 8 4:30 PM @Nets 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 @ Cleveland Cavaliers


Santa Cruz Warriors

The SCWarriors played @ Bakersfield Jam again tonight.
Box Score


Monday 12/30/2013

- Looks like Kuzmic is more NBA ready than Nedovic.
warriors.com: Warriors Recall Ognjen Kuzmic from Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League

- We've made jokes about the bench all season so far. But Rusty sees some signs of a bench becoming more than just a laughing stock.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' reserves find their footing | (Mobile)

- The Warriors hope to bring the same defense to the Magic game tomorrow. Plus other notes.
Jimmy Durkin: Golden State Warriors look for improved defense against Orlando | (Mobile)


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