Game Links #48: Golden State Warriors 109 @ Houston Rockets 140 - Sleep restlessly to the torrential sound of Rockets raining 3's

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Recaps

Associated Press: Rockets tie NBA record for 3s against Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Rockets tie NBA record with 23 3-pointers in rout of Warriors
Rusty Simmons: Rockets rout Warriors by 31
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Rockets 140, Warriors 109
Marcus Thompson II: Houston Rockets rout Golden State Warriors 140-109


Sun, Feb 3

- Matt Steinmetz analyzes five possible first round opponents that we might face.
Matt Steinmetz: Which team would Warriors like in first round?


Mon, Feb 4

- Congratulations to David Lee, nice job.
Kyle Bonagura: David Lee named Western Conference Player of the Week
warriors.com: David Lee Named NBA Western Conference Player Of The Week

- MT2 looks ahead at the upcoming rough road trip.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors begin challenging trip


Practice interview bits.


Warriors promo on the Rising Stars: Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes


Pregame News

- We were wondering if Mark Jackson would cherry pick the games that Andrew Bogut would play on this road trip.
Rusty Simmons: Andrew Bogut to play tonight, Friday; to sit Wednesday, Saturday
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors C Andrew Bogut Will Play Tonight at Houston, Friday at Memphis

- Ric Bucher held an online chat earlier today.
Ric Bucher: Ric Bucher NBA CHAT transcript (2.5.13)

- Previews of the game.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors on Tuesday
Kyle Bonagura: Warriors look for first since 'We Believe' season

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
8:43 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys
9:04 min: 95.7 FM: Matt Bullard on The Rise Guys
16:46 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Tom Tolbert


Saint telestrates several of Bogut's plays.


Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos


Mark Jackson in the hallway.


Jarrett Jack in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Highlights by Blaiyan.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Block Party
Beatin' the Buzzer
Stephen's Big Shot
Warriors vs. Rockets: First half
Warriors vs. Rockets

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

Audio
Warriors at Rockets: Postgame Interviews (2/5/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On tonight's game:
"We got out-played. They made shots. Give them credit, move forward, and we play tomorrow night. We own it, we didn’t play well. Give them credit. By no means are we going to accept giving up that many points and giving up open threes and transitions shots. We’re disappointed in that and we’re going to get better at that. Some nights, its not your night and it wasn’t ours and we didn’t play particularly well. That doesn’t mean lay down and surrender. That’s not in our DNA."

On fouling at the end of the game:
"We’re not going to lay down. I’m an old school basketball player and an old school coach. If you cant appreciate that, that’s on you. We’re not going to lay down. If your going to try to get the record, we’re going to stop it. There is a way to do it, that’s all. Understand it, appreciate it, and I would expect nothing less if I was on the other side. As a team, we’re learning. Its nothing personal, but we hve a goal and we have a mindset. And this is not last years Warriors."
Stephen Curry
On tonight's game:
"We did not get back in transition and they were getting in the seams on pick and rolls, finding the paint too often. The way they spaced the floor when one guy gets in, then everybody else seemed open. We just have to make adjustments."

On the Rockets tying the NBA's single-game 3-pointers record:
"Throughout the whole game, you figured they’d cool off for just a minute, but we have to force them to take tougher shots and you just can’t give them open looks. They’re all NBA players and at any given time during the season, they can all get hot at the same time and it gets pretty ugly, pretty fast, especially if you don’t do anything about it. The crowd was into it and nobody likes to get embarrassed and give up NBA records. We tried to do what we could to not let that happen."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"They played really well, give them credit. They shot the ball great, there are going to be nights like that in the NBA. We’re going to play those guys three more times, but give them credit on those games."

On the Warriors' defense:
"I don’t think we played our best defensively. They were hitting the open looks, they were hitting contested shots and then when they hit outside jumpers, then their shot fakes works because you have to close out tighter. They shot the ball great, really from top to bottom."
Andrew Bogut
On tonight's game:
"Our rotations were not good enough and you can see that from them hitting 23 threes. That really messes up the defense because you have to run them off the line and then they started getting a lot of lay ups and dunks. They really shot the ball well tonight and we really didn’t have an answer to try to stop them. We were just a step slow coming out of the gate and we couldn’t recover. When Houston got their feet set, even there misses looked good. Offensively, we were fine."

Interesting Tweets
(after the game, guess who wants revenge)
andrewbogut: C U Next Tuesday fellas!
gswscribe: Judging by David Lee's tongue-biting postgame, he just might give the Rockets 30 and 20. "Next Tuesday I guess is when we play them next."

Notes

- Note: That game really sucked.


What's next?

- So, uh, can we at least make tomorrow's loss respectable against the Thunder? Or will they want revenge against us from their loss to us?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Feb 6 5:00 PM @Thunder CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Feb 8 5:00 PM @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Feb 9 5:30 PM @Mavericks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Feb 12 7:30 PM Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Feb 19 6:00 PM @Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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