Game Links #54: Golden State Warriors 108 vs Phoenix Suns 98 - Warriors hold off Suns, break losing streak. Fans can breathe again!

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Warriors 108, Suns 98: Warriors end losing streak in uninspiring fashion.
Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns: The losing streak ends now (1220+ comments)
Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns: The losing streak needs to end tonight

Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun
Recap: Klaymore Explodes on Suns!
Game thread: GAMETHREAD: Phoenix Suns versus the Golden State Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press: Warriors snap 6-game skid, beat Suns 108-98 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Thompson, Warriors hold off Suns
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Warriors 108, Suns 98
Rusty Simmons: Warriors back on track, top Suns 108-98
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors beat Phoenix Suns 108-98, end six-game losing streak
Adam Lauridsen: Better than the Alternative (Warriors 108, Suns 98)


Pregame News

- Check out the last paragraph "BEFORE YOU GO". MT2 found out why Ezeli's minutes have disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle.
Marcus Thompson II: Revisiting Game 53: Warriors Drop Sixth Straight, Lose at Utah

- The arena design was sent back to the drawing board for changes.
Andy Dolich: Red flags waving around Warriors' S.F. arena plans?

- The latest trade talk right before the deadline.
Matt Steinmetz: Don't expect big deadline deal from Warriors
Ric Bucher: Sources: Warriors won't acquire Gordon before deadline

- Previews of the game.
Kyle Bonagura: W's look to right ship against Western Conference's worst

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
5:23 min: 95.7 FM: Muggsy Bogues on The Wheelhouse
17:58 min: KNBR: Marcus Thompson II with Bob Fitzgerald and Rod Brooks


Postgame News

- Andrew Bogut showed signs that maybe he can fit into the offense.
Scott Ostler: Give Bogut a little more time

Postgame Videos


Jim Barnett interviews Andrew Bogut right after the game.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


Stephen Curry in the locker room.


Klay Thompson in the locker room.

- More locker room interviews.
13.1 MB: Jarrett Jack in the locker room.
13.2 MB: Klay Thompson in the locker room. (Same as the CSN video above.)
8.7 MB: Stephen Curry in the locker room.(CSN video above has more.)
32.2 MB: Andrew Bogut in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, part 1.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, part 2.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Landry's Tough Bucket
Suns vs. Warriors: First half
Suns vs. Warriors

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

Audio
Warriors vs. Suns Postgame Interviews (2/20/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On tonight's win:
“It’s a big time relief. I talked about it being the biggest game of the season for us and I loved the way my guys came out and sent the message to say that’s exactly what it was. It was important for me, I had my daughter and my sister fly in – we needed reinforcements. Just a big time win for my guys, I’m extremely proud of them. Now the task is to continue it. Turn one win into two wins and continue to get back to where we once were and who we truly are.”

On if he told his team this was the biggest game of the year:
“Absolutely. I’m not going to pull any punches. I’m going to hold them accountable and I will demand this type of play from them. I believe in this team, individually and collectively. I talked about it – we’re not going to panic. It’s a young basketball team that has a lot of fight in them. I loved the way they responded. That’s a Phoenix team that’s playing much harder, Lindsey Hunter is doing an outstanding job, and they had a big win in Portland last night. They were well prepared, but this is a game we should have won and we did win. I liked the fashion in which we did it.”

On what he told his team late in the fourth quarter:
“I thought my guys were a little tired. They put forth a lot of energy on both sides of the ball – you can forget how to win it’s been so long. I just want to remind them that we needed to execute and we had to pay attention to details and bring this thing home. I thought it was the right time to stop, gather and to reinforce the message.”

On if he felt his team played better overall:
“There is no question we played differently. Tonight we gave up 98 points. We defended, we got after it, we executed, we made plays and I thought we had some special individual performances. This is who we are.”

On Andrew Bogut:
“I thought he responded very well. Make may no mistake about it, he didn’t play up to par last night – he owned it. The big time players bounce back. A live body that wasn’t feeling well earlier and he didn’t make any excuses and he came prepared and fought through a body that was probably telling him take a night off. He rebounded the basketball, had some big blocked shots and made some big plays on the offensive end.”
Stephen Curry
On responding the Mark Jackson's pregame comments:
“I think we played close to a 40-minute game. Of course they made runs to try and get back in the game but we answered every run they had. At the end of the game with six minutes when you have a decent lead at home you have to get stops and rebound to keep that and not coast but foul-to-finish at the end of the game.”

On Andrew Bogut:
“He played great. He’s trying to find his rhythm in the post and that’s an area he’d like to attack, but he’s blocking shots and rebounding. The way he’s shooting the ball and having beautiful assists, cutting to the basket and the chemistry between him and David (Lee) as well, he’s a good outlet to have.”
Jarrett Jack
On the Suns being the last opponent they beat before tonight:
“Maybe we need to play them more often I guess. With that being said, they have a great team and the coaching change has something to do with it. They’re a team that won’t quit. We came in and had a complete game against them, that’s something we hadn’t done in a while.”

On not having to talk about the losing streak anymore:
“We never really talk about the streak, we just talk about us playing well. We had got away with that the last six games, and maybe a little before that. When you kind of let your guard down it gets you into situations like that. We’re back on the winning side of things so hopefully we keep it that way.”
Klay Thompson
On Bobblehead Night:
“I was very inspired by it. It’s crazy to think I have a bobblehead now; it was kind of a pinch-yourself moment. I used to collect bobbleheads—especially baseball ones—as a kid, so it’s pretty cool.”

On Coach Jackson calling it the biggest game of the season:
“We needed it bad. I mean, we have a tough schedule ahead of us going on a seven-day road trip, so these are the ones we need to have. We needed this one bad.”

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- We really needed this win tonight, because we're hosting the Spurs on Friday, and we're NOT breaking a losing streak against the Spurs. Then back on the road we go, AGAIN.
- Those short sleeved striped shorts make their first appearance in the next game, on national TV. Is the nation going to laugh at us?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Feb 22 7:30 PM Spurs CSNBayHD ESPN KNBR 680
Sun Feb 24 12:30 PM @Timberwolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Feb 26 4:00 PM @Pacers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 27 5:00 PM @Knicks CSNBayHD ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Mar 1 4:30 PM @Celtics CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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