Game Links #74: Golden State Warriors 125 vs Portland Trail Blazers 98 - No drama, no collapse, just pure obliteration

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Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview: Quest for the 6th seed continues! (770+ comments)

Trail Blazers: Blazersedge
Recap: Meyers Leonard Shines As Warriors Blow Away Blazers
Postgame: Final: Warriors Pound the Blazers, 125-98
Game thread: Gameday Thread: Blazers vs. Warriors
Preview: Blazers Head to Oakland to Battle Warriors


Recaps

Associated Press: Curry's 39 leads Warriors past Blazers, 125-98 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Curry powers Warriors past Blazers
Jeff Faraudo: Golden State Warriors not on coast-mode, roll over Portland Trail Blazers
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Warriors 125, Blazers 98
Rusty Simmons: Curry, Landry lift Warriors over Blazers
Rusty Simmons: Game 74: Warriors 125, Portland 98


Thu, Mar 28

- Leftover analysis of the last game.
Marcus Thompson II: Revisiting Game #73: Warriors Owned By Sacramento, Again

- Less talented than We Believe? I don't think so. Less gritty than We Believe? I'll agree to that point.
Monte Poole: Poole: Current Golden State Warriors more talented than 'We Believe' version but not as gritty

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
8:32 min: 95.7 FM: Chris Mannix (SI writer and NBA insider for NBC sports) on The Rise Guys
9:22 min: 95.7 FM: David Lee on The Drive
14:46 min: KNBR: Mark Jackson with Tolbert and Ratto.


Practice interview bits, Mark Jackson, Richard Jefferson.


Another Richard Jefferson practice interview bit.


Flop fine, $5,000: Omer Asik.


Flop warning: Danilo Gallinari.


Fri, Mar 29

- We live and die by the jumper.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors can't depend on outside shooting

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
7:20 min: KNBR: Al Attles with Murph and Mac
19:28 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Fitz and Brooks

Jerry West on the Jim Rome Show (3/29/13) by Warriors


Warriors TV: Before the Lakers game, Warriors hype routine in the tunnel.


Practice interview bits: Mark Jackson, Stephen Curry.


Warriors TV: Bill Russell "Wall of Champions" Unveiling.

Santa Cruz Warriors Audio by Warriors


Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Kyle Bonagura: Warriors look to separate facing Blazers, Lillard

Pregame Videos

- Shootaround interviews.
36.9 MB: Mark Jackson at shootaround.
26.2 MB: Stephen Curry at shootaround.


Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos


Ric Bucher interviews Stephen Curry right after the game.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


David Lee in the locker room.


Carl Landry in the locker room.

- More locker room interviews.
34.7 MB: Stephen Curry 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 Spins and Slams
Landry Finishes
Ezeli Blocks and Finishes
Barnes Over Batum
Trail Blazers vs. Warriors: First half
Barnes' Steal and Slam
Curry in Transition
Trail Blazers vs. Warriors

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

Audio
Warriors vs. Trail Blazers: Postgame Interviews - 3/30/13 by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On Stephen Curry:
"It's amazing the clinic he is putting on. It's absolutely amazing. You see the shots go up and you are shocked when they miss. You hear the sighs from the fans and the eyes off the opponent and your own team and you look at the bench - we are witnessing one of the greatest shooters that have ever played this game. And he's in the discussion with anybody that has ever played."

On if he expected a bounce back game from Stephen Curry:
"Yes, I think he is a different player right now. He's been great for us all season long, but he is on the floor like he is the baddest dude in the building. He's playing with a chip, with an edge, with a belief and with a swag that the great ones played with. I have no concerns about him. The great ones have bad nights, but I know that he will bounce back. What he is doing is he is giving life to his teammates. Not only does he believe that he is the baddest dude, but they believe they have a chance because of how special he is."

On Carl Landry:
"I thought he was great. He gave us a scoring punch, he rebounded, he defended, he battled and he played with great force. When he plays like that we are a different team."

On if the team feeds off of Carl Landry:
"They do because they feed off of each other's success and they really pull for one another. It's great to see. They know what type of impact he has on the ballgame. He gives us a scorer off the bench, post presence, toughness with an edge - makes us so much better."

On the second unit's defensive effort:
"I thought we were scoring with ease in the first quarter. Out of a timeout it was 28 a piece, but they were also scoring. We were not defending. Give our second unit, majority of the guys - they had an impact on the game. They began to defend and we were able to separate ourselves and that is the key."
Stephen Curry
On when the team gets in a rhythm:
"Just keep the pace that we wanted. We especially made the point at halftime the last three games we really went tempo in the first half and then got passive in the second. We've got to keep the tempo up to our Warriors pace."

On when he gets in a rhythm:
"Keep shooting."

On when the whole team contributes to a win:
"It sets us up for the next game. We've done it before but we haven't been consistent with it. We've proven that we can do it against a team that played last night, but for us to come out the next game against New Orleans and take care of business the same way, it's our test to close out the season."

On the difference between Wednesday night and tonight:
"I think that loss really hurt. They're a Sacramento team that had beat us twice already coming into that game and we couldn't protect our home court. We needed that game. That stung and I think our guys remembered that game. We wanted to come out and win tonight."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"Very exciting for the fans. I thought the team overall played real well and, compared to the Sacramento game, did a great job of coming out in the second half taking care of business and taking care of ourselves."

On the team's shooting performance in the first half:
"We talked about it that there are going to be a few games during the season where you can’t make a shot and lose, and there are going to be games where you make a good percentage of your shots. I thought we shot the ball well on top of the fact that we played solid defense, so that was a very good game for our team."

On Stephen Curry:
"We have confidence he can have nights like that, but still it’s incredible when he’s out there in a groove like that. Just the level of difficulty of the shots he hits is unbelievable. He’s having a great season and I’m happy to have him as our point guard."
Carl Landry
On his performance:
"I think it was just like any other night. My teammates found me and put me in great position to get the ball. I was just able to make my shots."

On the team's bench play tonight:
"We didn’t get off to the best of starts tonight and that’s something we have to fix going into the end of the season and going into the playoffs. The second unit came in there with a lot of energy and gave us a lift. They turned the game around and gave the team a boost."

On the Warriors having an advantage over Portland's bench:
"We knew that LaMarcus Aldridge was out and the front line would be a little thin. At the end of the day in the locker room we were just focused on ourselves and that’s something we have to focus on at the end of the season."

Interesting Tweets
(before the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Brandon Rush (left knee) said he's been off his crutches for about 3 1/2 weeks. In another 3 weeks, he'll do some light running and jumping.
Rusty_SFChron: Brandon Rush, who had left ACL surgery Jan. 16, says his doctors are telling him he'll be ready for the Warriors' 2013-14 training camp.
(after the game)
RicBucher: The beauty of being around one particular team, as I've had the pleasure working sideline + studio for the Warriors

is that you get to see the full scope of a season's ups and downs and how that team evolves through it. Covering the NBA at large is not the same; I generally dial into one team or the other for a stretch and then shift gears. It's infinitely more fun, of course, when the team you're with massively exceeds expectations and has an array of diverse personalities and new-to-the-party individuals. All this is to explain why I'm going to run out a series of extended tweets tonight on the Warriors. I generally try to keep my items fairly mixed and balanced on what I'm picking up about the league at large, but the Warriors' camaraderie - or my sense of it, maybe - reached an apex tonight. Let's start with Steph Curry, older brother of Dukie Seth Curry, inviting Tar Heel Harrison Barnes over to his house to watch Sunday's Duke-Louisville game for a place in the Final Four. Barnes' response: "I'd rather take a nap on International Avenue." Barnes nailed both local knowledge -- International is one of the sketchier streets in the East Bay -- and a clever way of painting how unappetizing watching the Blue Devils is for a North Carolinian.
(after the game)
RicBucher: Beard Bonding II: The Mavs did it first, vowing not to shave until they reached .500, and now the Warriors are do-

ing the same; Andrew Bogut has convinced everyone not to shave until after the team's final game in Portland on April 17 as a way of coalescing for a playoff push. Some guys -- DLee, asst coach Bob Beyer, Carl Landry, Bogut -- already are showing a hipster shadow, but Andris Biedrins looks as if he just got waxed. "He can't grow one," said one teammate. "Nothing." Harrison Barnes told me he started trying to grow facial hair on his own four weeks ago and has almost nothing to show for it, so he's not expecting to look appreciably different.
(after the game)
RicBucher: Last Warriors tweet for the night, courtesy of David Lee, who told me he stayed at the Ritz-Carlton near my home in

Half Moon Bay. The hotel overlooks the Pacific and many of the rooms have firepits and provide their guests with S'mores fixings (all information courtesy of Mr. Lee, I've never actually stayed there.) He was sitting at his firepit when he felt something pawing at his leg. He assumed it was his dog, which he brought with him, until he looked to his left and saw the pooch curled up on the chair next to him. He looked down to his right and discovered a raccoon, not so patiently waiting for him to get done with his S'more. At which point, he whisper-shouted for his girlfriend to grab the dog and take it inside so that he might not suddenly be the referee in a dog-raccoon death match and then deftly gave the patio and firepit over to fearless Rocky. ago and has almost nothing to show for it, so he's not expecting to look appreciably different.

Notes

- Brandon Rush was in the arena because they took the team photo before the game.


What's next?

- Homestand 3-1. 3 days off? Yup. That makes up for the 4-games-in-5-nights road trips from hell a month or so ago. The last time we played @Hornets, Andrew Bogut owned them. I expect more of the same. And just like today, we should destroy the Hornets.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Tue Apr 9 7:30 PM Timberwolves CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Thu Apr 11 7:30 PM Thunder TNT KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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