Warriors: Golden State of Mind
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Game thread: Game Thread #49: Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder - We're gonna get clobbered! (720+ comments)
Associated Press: Thunder rout weary Golden State 119-98 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Thunder stifle Warriors for second straight victory
Rusty Simmons: Weary Warriors routed in Oklahoma City
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors lose to Oklahoma City Thunder 119-98
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Thunder 119, Warriors 98
Adam Lauridsen: Stuffed (Warriors 98, Thunder 119)
- This post asks commenters to discuss if they liked Mark Jackson's decision to foul to prevent the record last night.
CSN Bay Area Staff: Were Warriors wrong to prevent record with fouls?
- We knew Andrew Bogut wouldn't play, but it was news that Jarrett Jack would also miss the game, probably on this play:
2.9MB: animated gif of Jack's fall
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Down Two Key Players at OKC
- Previews of the game.
Kyle Bonagura: Warriors look to stop prolonged Oklahoma City skid
- Yahoo! Sports talks to Greg Anthony about the Warriors chances in the playoffs.
yahoo.com: Warriors 'darkhorse' in West
- No postgame news.
On the team's overall play:
“Not good. We were not sharp defensively. I thought we played well in spurts, but you give up 64 points in the paint and 29 points off turnovers, that’s a recipe for disaster coming into this building against this team. We talked about it before hand, and we just did not get it done.”
On not being able to keep the game close:
“They are a very good team. They are not going to buckle when things aren’t going their way. We made a run, but you’ve got to sustain it. I thought at key points we didn’t take care of the basketball and we didn’t defend at our level. We’ve got to get back to that.”
On not seeing what he wanted after losing last night:
“We didn’t win and we didn’t play particularly well. I thought we battled. I thought in spurts we played very good, but overall what it takes to beat this team, especially in that building, is 48 minutes of solid basketball on both sides of the ball and we did not do that.”
On if getting into Oklahoma City at 4 a.m. last night affected their play:
“It’s different. You know, it definitely throws your routine off, especially on a back-to-back. On game day you can’t really think about it, about that being a crutch for you; just try to overcome it as much as possible. I don’t know if our energy was a problem, I think it was just a lack of focus at the beginning. They got off to a huge lead, but we fought back and gave it everything we had the second half to try to make that a competitive game. Just couldn’t get it done.”
On whether or not he feels like this is a time for concern:
“No, I think last night we ran into a hot team and we did not play as well as we should have defensively and tonight we fall victim to the same thing Oklahoma City does to everyone in this building. With that being said, it’s not an excuse. We played poorly defensively both games, but I don’t see it as a trend, I see it as something we have to get better at, similar to the last road trip, and finish this thing up strong.”
On tonight's game and moving forward:
“The best we can do now is go .500 for this road trip, and finish off strong before the All-Star break. We still have pretty good teams ahead of us, like Dallas. That’s all we can do now. They [the Thunder] were a good team and we get them one more time at our place.”
On Golden State's defense:
“Our defense was terrible the last two games. It was awful. We have a day tomorrow to fine tune some thing. Those are two better offensive teams in the NBA that we played. I’m not that worried about it, we played well all year and you know it’s hard to have a perfect season. Like I said, tomorrow in Memphis we can work on some things and I think we’ll be just fine.”
- Jarrett Jack DNP because of a fall he took in last night's game, probably this fall (2.9MB), that hurt his right arm, hip, and shoulder. He's questionable for the @Grizzlies game because hip and shoulders haven't been examined yet.
- We get to see how the Grizzlies respond to losing Rudy Gay. Also, we get to see how Andrew Bogut matches up with big guys like Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.
|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|
|Wed||Feb 20||7:30 PM||Suns||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.