Game Links #61: Golden State Warriors 125 vs Toronto Raptors 118 - Warriors finally get a win by barely beating the Raptors

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap: Non-Tremendous Win Over Raptors, Conclusion: Warriors ARE David Lee
Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors game thread: Rudy Gay returns? (1550+ comments)
Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors Preview: Dubs vs Dinosaurs!

Raptors: Raptors HQ
Recap: Raptors vs Warriors Final Score: Warriors Win 125 - 118 Behind Big Fourth Quarter
Game thread: Raptors vs Warriors Gameday Thread: Gay, Bargnani to Play Tonight vs Dubs
Preview: Raptors vs. Warriors - Gameday Preview: Raps Look to End Four-Game Losing Streak


Recaps

Associated Press: Warriors top Raptors 125-118 to snap 4-game skid | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Lee leads Warriors past Raptors
Rusty Simmons: Warriors top Raptors in return home
Kyle Bonagura: Instant Replay: Warriors 125, Raptors 118
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors hold off Toronto Raptors, snap four-game slide
Adam Lauridsen: Home Cooking (Warriors 125, Raptors 118)


Sun, Mar 03

- Now that we've lost some games without Bogut, MT2 revisits the question.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors' big question: Are they better with or without Andrew Bogut?

- Matt Steinmetz compares our final stretch with the Rockets, Lakers, and the Jazz.
Matt Steinmetz: Home-heavy schedule gives Warriors good playoff chance


Matt Steinmetz looks at our March home stand schedule.


Pregame News

- Notes from shootaround.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors: Monday’s shootaround — Bogut shoots, Curry scores, defense allows opponents to shoot and score

- MT2 is hearing that the Warriors aren't going to fill out the roster just yet.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Standing Pat for Now

- Previews of the game.
Rusty Simmons: Monday's Warriors game
Kyle Bonagura: Jackson says not to get too excited about a Bogut return tonight

- Andrew Bogut will play tonight.
Kyle Bonagura: Bogut returns, will start vs. Raptors

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
8:53 min: 95.7 FM: Garry St Jean on The Rise Guys
6:54 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys
13:48 min: 95.7 FM: Brent Barry on The Wheelhouse
14:39 min: KNBR: Bruce Jenkins with Fitz and Brooks
8:41 min: 95.7 FM: Mychal Thompson on The Drive

- Shootaround interviews.
39.7 MB: Mark Jackson at shootaround.
23.5 MB: Carl Landry at shootaround.


Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos


Ric Bucher interviews David Lee right after the game.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


Andrew Bogut in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Warriors TV game wrap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Curry to Lee
Lee, Curry and Bogut
Raptors vs. Warriors: First half
Raptors vs. Warriors

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

Audio
Warriors vs. Raptors: Postgame Interviews (3/4/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On the game:
“I was really proud of the way we responded in the fourth quarter. They had everything going their way and we were down seven – came out with a sense of urgency. We defended, we executed, we set screens and Klay Thompson) knocked down some big shots. We got back in the ball game real quick. I was really pleased with the way we played that fourth quarter.”

On if the team made some progress from the road trip:
“We played very well. They had a couple of guys that got hot Andrea Bargnani, Rudy Gay – but we battled and competed. I told the guys, the coaches I played for and the good teams I played for, they would always say the first game back after a road trip was the toughest game and you would think ‘No way, no way’ and time and time again that’s what took place. We needed to gut out a win. It looked ugly for a while. Give my guys credit, they battled and found a way to close out the ball game and win against a team that is playing much better than when we saw them.”

On having Andrew Bogut in the lineup:
“With all due respect, Festus (Ezeli) and Andris (Biedrins) have been doing a great job. Andrew Bogut came in and really gave us some great minutes. Offensively, he made some plays, set screens, protected the paint and rebounded the basketball. He’s going to feel better and better as he feels more and more comfortable and as he gets more and more minutes. We are very pleased to have him out on the floor.”

On how Andrew Bogut felt during the game:
“I’m always going to talk to him and make sure he is fine. Understanding that he hasn’t played a lot of basketball – I’m not going to put more demands on him then what is needed right now. We are going to be smart. I talked to him beforehand - I expect the truth from him. We have many more battles to fight. The objective is to get him healthy and whole.”

On the ball movement:
“I thought the ball movement tonight was spectacular. I thought we did a great job sharing the basketball and looked to make plays for one another. We also kept the turnovers down. A great job of getting in the seams, making the extra pass, trusting your teammate and then taking the shots that were available. When you get 33 assists, it’s a heck of statement by your offense.”
Klay Thompson
On his performance:
"My teammates put me in a great position and we got some big stops, too. It’s not fun giving up 90 points in the first three quarters, so I have to do a better job being more focused on defense."

On if he was agressive tonight on offense:
"I kind of went with what the offense gave me. A lot of wide open shots that were just catch and shoot. I was just in rhythm."

On his foul situation:
"It’s not fun, I have to learn not to foul so much. Fouling is not the worst if you’re staying aggressive but you just got to do it not so often. Two or three fouls are okay but six is inexcusable. It was frustrating sitting there sitting out. All you can do is cheer on your teammates, stay focused and be ready to go back in there."
Carl Landry
On his performance:
"We came to play. The first game back at home after a road trip is not easy, but we circled this one on our calendar and after the road trip we knew we had to take care of business."

On taking care of business against beatable teams down the home stretch:
"We just have to have carry-over and learn from our mistakes. Obviously we made mistakes tonight that we can’t continue to make as a ball club. We’ve got to not allow open shots and not allow offensive rebounds. We know we can’t have that. In our league we just have to learn from it and step forward."
Andrew Bogut
On the game:
"We thought this one was real winnable and it was a huge game for us. Regardless of their position in the standing we need to keep winning."

Interesting Tweets
(after the game)
RicBucher: Anybody who has had their back suddenly go out on them can relate to what Andrew Bogut experienced after the team's

Feb 20 win over the Phoenix Suns. Bogut got up the next morning and, while leaning over the sink to put in his contact lenses, suddenly felt a twinge in his back and found himself writhing on the floor, his back locked up. Bogut says he literally had to crawl to the car and drag himself in behind the wheel to get his back examined. A week of soft tissue work while the team was on the road loosened up his back as well his hips and shoulders to uncoil the stress and he was able to get in a solid workout when the team returned. Neither he nor coach Mark Jackson expect any limitations on him as far as back-to-backs or minutes for the remainder of the season.

Notes

- No interesting notes tonight.


What's next?

- Homestand 1-0. Can we finally, finally, finally beat the Kings this season, especially with Bogut now on the floor???

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Mar 6 7:30 PM Kings CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Mar 8 7:30 PM Rockets CSNBayHD ESPN KNBR 680
Sat Mar 9 7:30 PM Bucks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Mar 11 7:30 PM Knicks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Mar 13 7:30 PM Pistons CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at warriors.com/schedule.

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