Game Links #R1G2: Golden State Warriors 131 @ Denver Nuggets 117 - Warriors brought flamethrowers to Game 2, roast up some crispy Nuggets.

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Recaps

Associated Press: Curry leads Warriors past Nuggets 131-117 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors snap Nuggets' home streak to even series
Rusty Simmons: First Round, Game 2: Warriors 131, Denver 117
Rusty Simmons: Warriors on target, win 131-117 at Denver
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors top Denver Nuggets in Game 2
Monte Poole: Poole: Warriors find shooting touch in Game 2
Ray Ratto: Instant Replay: Warriors steal home court with Game 2 win
Adam Lauridsen: Adapt and Thrive (Warriors 131, Nuggets 117)
Feltbot: Nellieball Triumphant: Warriors 131 Nuggets 117 — Game Two Recap
Ric Bucher: W's turn 'The Manimal' into 'The Minimal' in Game 2


Sun Apr 21 and Mon Apr 22

Warriors & Nuggets Practice - 4/21/13 by Warriors

- A gaggle of articles on who needs to step up in Game 2 and other stuff.
Matt Steinmetz: Postseason inexpereience proves costly in W's Game 1 loss
Mark Kiszla: Kiszla: Warriors a nuisance, not a threat to Nuggets
Monte Poole: Poole: Golden State Warriors rookies, including coach Mark Jackson, will have to make an impact
Rusty Simmons: Faried in, Lee out for Warriors-Nuggets
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Need A Big Game 2 From Curry, Thompson
Marcus Thompson II: The Most Gentlemanly NBA Twitter Beef Ever
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Need Carl Landry to Get Buckets Inside
Rusty Simmons: Warriors look to Harrison Barnes
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors' Jarrett Jack loses out on NBA Sixth Man award
Monte Poole: Poole: Andrew Bogut swats away inquiries about his ankle
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors display confidence amid doubters

- And a small gaggle of stuff from warriors.com blog.
Bloggers Roundtable: Reflecting Back On Game 1
Warriors Prepare to Play Without D. Lee
Bloggers Roundtable: What To Expect From Game 2
Roye's Roundball Ramblings
The Snowy Eve Of Game 2

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
6:37 min: 95.7 FM: Dennis Scott (NBA TV analyst) on The Rise Guys
9:25 min: 95.7 FM: Gary Payton on The Rise Guys
9:22 min: KNBR: Marcus Thompson with Murph and Mac
8:22 min: 95.7 FM: Tim Roye on The Pulse
12:03 min: 95.7 FM: Jim Barnett on The Wheelhouse
12:09 min: KNBR: Carl Landry with Fitz and Brooks
11:29 min: KNBR: Draymond Green with Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto

- CSN videos about David Lee's injury and moving forward to Game 2.
Lee: 'Last night was almost a feeling of disbelief'
Curry: 'This series is far from over'
Jackson: 'There's still a lot of life left in this basketball team'
Landry on Faried: 'Make sure we get a body on him'
Jack on Lee: 'It's difficult not having him in the lineup'
Ratto: 'The chance the Warriors had just became a little slimmer'
Warriors looking forward following Lee injury
Ratto: 'I don't think the Warriors can run with these guys'
Lee's replacement doesn't have time to learn on the job

- Warriors youtube channel has practice bits from Sunday and Monday, plus other features.
Warriors Lose Lee, Remain Optimistic
Warriors Sunday Conversations
Warriors Sunday Practice Talk
Stephen Curry and Nothing But Nets
Warriors Monday Practice Talk
The Warriors: Chris Mullin
Warriors at 5,280 Feet


Pregame News

- It was a brief battle on twitter.
CSN Bay Area Staff: Pacers' Hibbert, Warriors' Lee do not like each other

- Includes a list of local restaurants doing specials for Warriors fans.
Bay Area Shows Support For Warriors Playoff Run

- Notes from shootaround.
Adam Lauridsen: “There Will Be No Major Adjustments” — Tuesday Practice Notes/Interviews
Rusty Simmons: Pregame notes: Game 2 GSW at DEN — Who’s at power forward? Where does the pressure lie? What’s in store from Stephen Curry?
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors: Will Jackson start Landry, Green or perhaps Jefferson?
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors David Lee’s Going to Leave Live Tweeting to Kobe Bryant
Marcus Thompson II: Indiana’s Paul George Wins MIP Award; Stephen Curry Finishes 8th in Voting

- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors-Nuggets Game 2 preview
Adam Lauridsen: Game 2: Final Pre-Game Thoughts

- Notes from the pregame interviews.
Rusty Simmons: Pregame notes: Game 2 GSW at DEN — Starting power forward mystery continues
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors’ Festus Ezeli Not at Full Strength

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
7:30 min: 95.7 FM: Ric Bucher on The Rise Guys
8:18 min: 95.7 FM: Kevin Harlan on The Rise Guys
9:24 min: KNBR: Monte Pool with Gary and Larry
17:03 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Fitz and Brooks
15:35 min: KNBR: Rusty Simmons with Tolbert and Ratto.

- Marcus Thompson II, Monte Pool, and Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman try a 3 way video chat.
Video chat: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 2 preview


Mark Jackson at shootaround.


Stephen Curry at shootaround.


Carl Landry at shootaround.


CSN The Scoop: More shootaround interview bits.


Warriors TV: Shootaround interview bits.


Henry Wofford and Ray Ratto talk about Game 2.


Mark Jackson pregame at the podium.


Postgame News

- David Lee is very happy that his teammates rallied around him.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors’ Win Gives David Lee Something to Smile About

Postgame Videos


Flight of the Falcon: High Altitude Edition.


Harrison Barnes dunk, TNT broadcast, by gumbywithpokey.


Ric Bucher interviews Jarrett Jack right after the game.


Mark Jackson at the podium.


Harrison Barnes at the podium.


Stephen Curry at the podium.


Klay Thompson in the locker room.


CSN highlights, recap.


Warriors TV game wrap.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, part 1.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, part 2.


Highlights by gumbywithpokey, part 3.

- Recap and highlights from nba.com's game page:
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game 2 Preview
Buckets
Barnes Goes Reverse
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game 2
Postgame: Stephen Curry (TNT interviews Curry right after the game.)
Press Pass: Mark Jackson (at the podium)
Press Pass: Harrison Barnes (at the podium)
Press Pass: Stephen Curry (at the podium)
Inside Trax (TNT's mic on Mark Jackson)
Warriors vs Nuggets: Game 3 Preview

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

Audio
Warriors at Nuggets: Postgame Interviews (4/23/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On his decision to go with the three guard lineup:
“The initial reaction was to put Carl [Landry] in the lineup all day yesterday. I was by myself just thinking about matchups, thinking about adjustments and really, it hit me when [the reporters] asked me who was starting and I began to tease saying ‘Jarrett Jack at the power forward, I don’t know, it could be anybody,’ and all of the sudden, my mind started wandering. Yesterday I came to my coaches, I said, ‘Am I crazy to start Harrison [Barnes] at the four? Somebody talk me out of it.’ And they all just smiled and co-signed it and I knew it was the right thing. It doesn’t matter who starts; I have a tied together team that I am incredibly proud of. Harrison Barnes, for a rookie, hasn’t been getting the respect that he deserves. A rookie that starts for a number six seed all year long, defends and doesn’t kill you with numbers, but does everything the right way. It was just an incredible performance by the whole group.”

On Stephen Curry's contributions tonight:
“He made shots. I thought in game one, he missed shots. It’s a make- or-miss league. I thought our big guys did a very good job of setting screens and creating opportunities for him and he was aggressive. The guy is a big time player and he put on a phenomenal performance tonight.”

On why they were so successful at keeping Nuggets away from transition points:
“You’ve got to make a conscious effort to do that; that’s a heck of a basketball team that is extremely well-coached. You’ve got to make the conscious decision to get back in transition. They have hurt us in the past with bad shot selection, with turning the basketball over and they make you pay the price so we have to be disciplined. We’ve done a very good job of doing that. The series is far from over. We’ve got a tremendous amount of respect for them and they are more than capable of coming into Oracle and beating us. So we have to relax and then get back to work. ”
Harrison Barnes
On the high-efficiency of the offense:
“We just tried to be aggressive. We just tried to feed off of each others energy. Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson] getting going early and me and [Jarrett] Jack chip in and help, we just kind of feed off of each other.”

On if the energy is contagious:
“No question. Steph and Klay do it every night, if we’re able to add and help them with that, we’re hard to beat.”

On starting at power forward:
“That was a game-time decision. That was my first time playing forward all season. Coach [Jackson] just told me to go out there and be aggressive, I’m obviously going to make some mistakes, just stick with it. That’s what I tried to do.”

On sensing frustration from the Nuggets:
“A little bit. We know they made a lot of good runs in the first game at the end of the second quarter and third quarter we were just trying to key in on those and make sure we close down quarters; close down halves and stick to the game plan.”

On bringing the series home tied 1-1:
“Obviously we’re happy but you can’t get too happy on the farm. [Denver] has only lost three games at home all season and for us to have a close game the first game and close out this game meant a lot to us and hopefully we’ll just take care of business at home.”

On when he found out he would start at power forward:
“Right when we were about to go out Coach said, ‘H you’re going to play the 4 [power forward],’ so I said, ‘oh, alright.’ I really wasn’t briefed about it. I was kind of charged at the moment, he said I would make some mistakes, just stick with it and just play it out.”

On sovercoming adversity throughout the season:
“Ever since the Brandon Rush injury we just kind of banded together and got closer as a team. We’ve had situations when we haven’t had Steph, we haven’t had David before and we try to pull together. I think this was a real testament of us being close together as a team tonight.”

On his reverse dunk:
“I was a young Richard Jefferson that play. I was trying to be aggressive I got up there; I didn’t really know what to do. I just tried to get it to the rim and I just happened to dunk it.”
Stephen Curry
On the importance of winning this game:
“It was a big win for us. All factors taken into account with [David Lee], shorthanded, we wanted to get this win and go back to Oracle with the 1-1 split with the home court advantage. It’s a big win for us; everyone stepped up. Huge games by Jarrett [Jack] and Harrison [Barnes]; Klay [Thompson] had an extremely efficient game. Defensively, Draymond Green coming off the bench got some huge minutes for us so everyone contributed and that’s how we have to play the rest of the series without David Lee.”

On his ankle injury:
“It is sore. It’s a normal ankle sprain and I’ve dealt with it plenty of times, just the other foot. I don’t see any concern going forward to Friday night so I’ll receive my treatment and be back.”

On playing as the underdog:
“We have had no expectations on us from the start. Nobody picked us to make the playoffs, nobody picked us in this series. I am sure it was even more of a serious pick for them to not take us when David Lee went down so we have to stand. We understand that we don’t have many expectations outside of our locker room. We are a confident, resilient team that has bounced back from tough games before and we’ll do it again and we have that mentality coming in so there is no reason why that would change come Friday.”

Interesting Tweets
RicBucher: What's it like to drive a car filled by your teammates to the sunroof with popcorn? Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore

told me how he dealt with the team's vets loading up his Audi S5 back on April 10. http://odubleedblue.co... . Bazemore unearthed the driver's seat and the pedals enough to get behind the wheel and make the 10-minute drive to a detailer who agreed to restore the interior. He had to keep the windows up from creating a blinding whirlwind of husks and kernels. "I was at a light and the lady next to me looked over and just started losing it," he said. It cost him a hundy to have it cleaned out -- including the leather seats shampooed -- but remnants remain. "Whenever I turn on the AC, something might fly out," he says. "The smell is not as strong as it was. I put a few scent bombs in there. It could've been worse. It was kind of toasty that day."

Notes

- Stephen Curry sprained his LEFT ankle during the 3rd, but he came back in the 4th.


What's next?

- Fortunately for Curry, he has 2 days off before Game 3 on Friday.
- After Game 3, no more 2 days off. It'll be game, day off, game, day off, etc.
- BRING THE NOISE ON FRIDAY!!

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Apr 26 7:30 PM Nuggets CSNBayarea ESPN2 KNBR 1050
Sun Apr 28 6:30 PM Nuggets CSNBayarea TNT KNBR 680
Tue Apr 30 TBD @Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD
Thu May 2 TBD Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD
Sat May 4 TBD @Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD
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