Game Links #72: Golden State Warriors 109 vs LA Lakers 103 - Warriors survive the near 4th qtr collapse, and beat the Lakers!

Ezra Shaw

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Warriors dominate the once all-mighty Lakers, cross another threshold
Postgame: Post Game Oxygen - We didn't collapse, this time
Game thread: Lakers-Warriors Preview & Game Thread: Might As Well Be A Playoff Game (1420+ comments)

Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Recap: Lakers vs. Warriors final score: Lakers get worked by Warriors' backcourt, final score 109-103
Game thread: Lakers-Warriors Open Thread
Preview: Lakers at Warriors preview: Hitting the road to close the season


Recaps

Associated Press: Curry returns, leads Warriors past Lakers, 109-103 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Curry leads Warriors to rare win over Lakers
Rusty Simmons: Game 72: Warriors 109, Lakers 103
Rusty Simmons: Warriors prevail over Lakers
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Warriors 109, Lakers 103
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors beat Los Angeles Lakers 109-103
Adam Lauridsen: No Hollywood Ending (Warriors 109, Lakers 103)


Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors get another shot at Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Bonagura: Warriors look for first win over Lakers since April 2011
Marcus Thompson II: 5 Keys to Beating the Lakers

- In case you haven't heard this by now.
Kyle Bonagura: Thompson's fine from parents 'a joke'

- The decision was made after pregame warmups.
Kyle Bonagura: UPDATED: Curry will play vs. Lakers
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors PG Stephen Curry Will Play vs. Lakers

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
7:35 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys
9:57 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Murph and Mac
9:11 min: 95.7 FM: Bob Myers on The Drive

- Shootaround interviews.
45.9 MB: Mark Jackson at shootaround.
29.3 MB: Jarrett Jack at shootaround.


Mark Jackson at shootaround.


Jarrett Jack at shootaround.


Chronicle Live: Jim Kozimor interviews Bob Myers before the game.


Stephen Curry warming up before the game.


Stephen Curry warming up before the game.


Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos


Ric Bucher interviews Jarrett Jack right after the game.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


Klay Thompson in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Warriors TV game wrap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, 1st half.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, 2nd half.


Warriors vs Lakers | Curry ( 25 pts, 10 ast ) + Team Highlights (3-25-2013), by Blaiyan.


Warriors vs Lakers | Lee ( 23 pts, 12 reb ) + Team Highlights (3-25-2013), by Blaiyan.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
The X Factor
Howard's Technical Foul
Curry's Amazing Move
Curry to Landry
Lakers vs. Warriors

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

Audio
Warriors vs. Lakers: Postgame Interviews (3/25/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On the fourth quarter:
"They made plays, they made shots and they got to the foul line. They have a couple of guys over there that have had a lot success and they understand that the game is not over. We will get better at it. At the end of the day we made the right plays, enough plays to get out of here with a victory. Proud of my guys."

On the Warriors' level of aggression tonight:
"It’s a message that was sent. I wanted my guys to understand that we are the better basketball team. We’ve played 72 games and the survey says that we are the better basketball team. That can’t be debated – through 72 games. We were not going to come into this game on our heels. We respect them and they have guys that will be in the Hall of Fame – I believe they have four of them. That being said, this is a different day and it’s a different basketball team. I thought it was important to be aggressive and let the chips fall where they may."

On if he has to remind his team to be aggressive:
"I have a young basketball team. I was just reading where David (Lee) and Steph (Stephen Curry) said that it was their first time they have won 40 games. You can’t force the process. You have to be patient with them. I’m extremely proud of these guys and now this is the first time they have won 41. It’s something to celebrate. When we look at the other teams we are playing; they have experienced success, they know success and they recognize success. It’s something that is new to them and they truly deserve it. It’s all about them and they deserve it."

On if there are injury concerns regarding Stephen Curry:
"He’s proven. It’s not a concern to me and it’s not a concern to this franchise. Obviously, they stepped up and signed him long term. It’s not a concern for Steph (Stephen Curry). We know just how special a player and person that he is and we are fortunate to have him. People have freak injuries. Everything that has happened, even like the last time, he sprained his ankle and bruised his hip – that happens to the best of them."

On if had to be convinced to let Stephen Curry play:
"Watching him earlier today, watching him earlier this evening and then just spending time with him pregame – I’m not going to compromise him, this basketball team and more importantly I’m not going to compromise his future. When he told me he felt fine, I believed him. Bob (Myers) and I were in there together and the decision was to let him go, but I was going to keep my eye on him."
Jarrett Jack
On Stephen Curry:
"MVP candidate, in my opinion. What more could you ask of an MVP-type player? He's been having incredible performances night in and night out battling through injuries. His ankle wasn't 100 percent but he still gutted it out and had a phenomenal performance for us."

On the offense in the first three quarters:
"If we defend, we can get whatever we want, we feel like. When we're a team that really digs in and plays defense, our offense comes that much easier for us. Once we get in a rhythm and flow and play at Warriors pace, as we like to call it, we're tough to defend."

On the offense in the fourth quarter:
"I think we just stopped playing. We stopped being an aggressive, attacking team. We started playing half-court basketball and it's kind of a tale of two halves. Those guys love to grind it out, they have the bodies and the big guys inside and it's tough to deal with that sort of thing, plain and simple."

On his performance:
"My teammates were drawing a lot of attention and were finding me open. I try to do the best I can and come through for them."

On retaining their playoff positioning with the win:
"It's psychological for us to play at a high level. We come out each and every night regardless of what place we're in. I think nobody is paying attention to the standings, we're just concerned about coming out strong."
Klay Thompson
On if it's gratifying to beat the Lakers:
"It is. You have to treat these last few games like playoff games every time. These games are huge for playoff positioning and we’ve got some teams around us trying to beat us. We’ve got to play hard and finish out strong."

On his 3-point success this season:
"I’ve been able to shoot since high school, so nothing’s changed. I say just my confidence. I really trust my teammates and they do a great job of sharing the ball."

On the team's defense for the first three quarters:
"When you hold a team under 40 percent shooting it’s a good night. They’re a good team and we just played our defense."

On if this win gave the team confidence:
"Yeah, you have to treat every game like it’s a big game. You’ve got the Kings coming in here, another tough California team right up the street. We’ve got to treat all these games like it’s your last."
David Lee
On beating the Lakers:
"For the most part this year we’re trying to start fresh against these teams we haven’t beaten, games we haven’t won and things like that. But like you said, I think it’s a great win for us here at home and because of the standings right now it’s a big win in the race. We’re just excited; I think the last five or six games we’ve gotten back to playing Warrior basketball, and that’s exciting."

On his 3-point success this season:
"I’ve been able to shoot since high school, so nothing’s changed. I say just my confidence. I really trust my teammates and they do a great job of sharing the ball."

On if the team is starting to 'smell blood in the water':
"I think we’re starting to click. I think Andrew (Bogut) seems to be moving a lot better. I think we’re getting on all cylinders with me and him down low getting used to playing next to each other for an extended period of time and getting chemistry. Steph (Curry) is playing the way Steph has been playing for last three or four weeks now, and so has Klay, so we’re doing a good job."

On Stephen Curry:
"We have a team that is a scrappy team and we’ve got a group of guys that are about the team. We’ve all had a couple games this year where we’ve had the option to play. Steph has had in the last couple of years plenty of games that he’s missed, and I know it’s really bothered him and it’s out of his control. When he has the option to play he’s going to do it. He’s a really tough kid, one of our leaders and he had a tremendous game tonight."

Interesting Tweets
(right after the game)
HBarnes: Thanks to all the Warrior fans that came out to support is tonight. Big time road win!
KyleBonagura: Don't expect to see the Warriors clean-shaven anytime soon. Bogut's idea, co-signed by David lee ... No shaving allowed. #WarriorsTalk
KyleBonagura: The moratorium on shaving extends through the rest of the regular season. And if winning keeps up? "Then it's a conversation," - Bogut

Notes

- Any win against the Lakers is a good win!
- Taken from the broadcast: Jim said that Curry wears an ankle brace, and I think he said it was a tight plastic brace and it hurts Curry a little, but it also protects him from severely damaging the ligaments on the next sprain. That's definitely very helpful since it looks like Curry will continue to sprain it from time to time.
- Comment from WYK: "It’s a stiff plastic-ring brace wrapped around a regular brace that basically locks up the ankle before it could roll completely and cause damage to the ligaments. As a result there’s immediate pain from the initial shock and some pretty nasty bruising in the lower shin/ankle, but the ligaments are (hopefully) spared from the wear-and-tear of repeated sprains."


What's next?

- Homestand 2-0. It took a Klay Thompson game winner to beat these Kings last time. To show that we're ready for the playoffs, we gotta annihilate them on Wednesday.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Mar 27 7:30 PM Kings CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Mar 30 7:30 PM Trail Blazers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Apr 3 7:30 PM Hornets CSNBayPlus KNBR 1050
Fri Apr 5 7:00 PM @Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 7 5:00 PM Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 1050

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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