Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #23: Golden State Warriors 84, Miami Heat 106 :: Poster Night; It was a Great, um, Time Out
Game thread: Game Thread #23: Miami Heat @ Golden State Warriors :: The debut of Ekpe Udoh -- Meet me at the rim (1350+ comments)
Associated Press: Heat extend season-best winning streak to 7 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Super seven for Heat as Wade, James lead domination of Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors fade in second half, lose to Miami Heat
Rusty Simmons: High-flying Heat soar past Warriors 106-84
Feltbot: Congratulations, Joe Lacob: Heat 106 Warriors 84
Adam Lauridsen: Reality (Warriors 84, Heat 106)
- No pregame news found.
- Topics: Stephen Curry's injury, Radman's post-practice speech, Monta's maturity.
10:24 min: Rusty Simmons with Murph and Mac on KNBR Thurs morning
- Topics: His elbow injury, Radman's speech, leading and motivating teammates, adjusting to playing the 4, areas of improvements.
18:03 min: David Lee with Tom on KNBR Thurs afternoon
Keith Smart after yesterday's practice.
Dorell Wright after yesterday's practice.
Ekpe Udoh after yesterday's practice.
- Topics: Curry update, possibly playing Udoh.
3:14 min: Keith Smart after morning shootaround
- Topics: Ankle update.
1:39 min: Stephen Curry after morning shootaround
- MT2 talked to Curry before the game. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors update: Stephen Curry optimistic he won't be out of action too long
- An update on Stephen Curry's ankle.
Rusty Simmons: Coach fears Stephen Curry could be out for a while
Keith Smart at the podium.
David Lee in the locker room.
Dorell Wright in the locker room.
CSN highlights, recap.
First half highlights by gumbyorpokey.
Ekpe Udoh's debut and first NBA basket.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On the Heat:
"They’re good. They have the ability to play through the game and when they need to turn it up, they did. LeBron (James) turned it up in the third quarter, came out in the tail in of the third and made a couple of plays. He didn’t see his free throw numbers go up, but he made a lot of jump shots tonight. They have the ability to do that, those guys are good…they’re good. They know win to push the button. I think what you are starting to see from them they are starting to not defer as much to each other, they’re trying to see what is taking place and then when one guy has it going and has a mismatch they will read that."
On the Warriors' effort:
"I’m not worried, because I think they are playing hard. They are trying to compete and then we have a few minor issues, turning the ball over or missing a rebound. So I’m not worried because they are still working…I would be worried if this team didn’t want to work anymore if they didn’t look like they were competing on the floor, then you would have some flags. But right now I don’t think that’s the case."
On Ekpe Udoh’s Debut:
"He’s good. He sat down on the post, made a nice post move. But we’ve seen that in practice, so some of those things are coming and we see that’s going to be a part of what he can do. One thing I saw, on a baseline out of bonds play he was putting people in place, so that’s pretty good for a rookie to know exactly where we are supposed to be. He’s been out for that long, but he was paying attention to what’s going on around him. He was talking on defense, so he’s going to come along and do a good job when he gets the opportunity to play more."
On playing without Stephen Curry:
"It’s definitely difficult, especially with a guy who give us 20 a night and things like that. It’s hard when one of our key players in out. We still need to find a way; we were in the game but slipped in the third quarter."
On tonight's game:
"I think they made an initial burst to begin the third quarter with a couple fast break buckets. We got right back into it but then LeBron’s (James) three three’s I guess took it from nine to right back to 18. So that was tough, Dorell (Wright) played good defense all three times and had a hand in his face all three times. When he hits those shots because of his ability to drive to the basket makes it a tough cover."
On his offensive game:
"I am struggling to find my rhythm from coming back. I feel a little bit out of sync. There’s time when I get in a good rhythm like four possessions in a row and make couple of buckets and have couple assists. Then other times where I feel out of sorts and I’m still about a half a step slow in my explosiveness."
On scoring without Stephen Curry:
"I think we can be ok. We played a good defensive team tonight. They made it difficult for us."
(after the game)
The_Nightmare13 (Udoh): Thanks for all of the support. Felt good to be on a court again. Got to keep GRINDIN!!!
- David Lee says he's still adjusting to playing the 4 instead of the 5, which includes different looks, shots, and defenders.
- Curry had his MRI yesterday on the ankle. He says he reaggravated an existing ankle injury.
- No practice tomorrow (Sat), practice at noon on Sun.
- From Rusty's article, the Warriors have given no timetable for BWright's return.
- The Warriors get the weekend off, as they pack their bags to fly to Utah on Mon, then fly right back home to face the TWolves on a back to back on Tue.
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