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Warriors Game Day Links: Golden State Warriors 130 vs Sacramento Kings 98 - Warriors obliterate Kings with a 31-3 run

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Title to be added
Game thread: Game Thread #53: Warriors vs Kings - Who's rookie of the year? (1010+ comments)

Kings: Sactown Royalty
Recap: Post-Game Thread: Kings at Warriors
Game thread 2: Open Game Thread II: Kings at Warriors
Game thread 1: Open Game Thread: Kings at Warriors

Other recaps

Associated Press recap: Watson’s 40 lead Warriors to 130-98 win vs. Kings
Sports Network recap: It's Elementary: Watson goes for 40 as Warriors crush Kings
Marcus Thompson II recap: Golden State Warriors rout Sacramento Kings as C.J. Watson scores career-high 40 points

Pregame News

- Matt Steinmetz's weekly online chat with Warriors fans.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz Feb. 17 Chat Transcript

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.

Postgame News

- Riley quotes, trade talks, brief game recap.
Rusty Simmons: Can 40 points buy way out of town?

Postgame Videos

Jaymee Sire interviews CJ Watson.

Don Nelson at the podium.

Highlights by orangino.

Postgame Quotes from recap

Don Nelson
On tonight's game:
"Well, how about that. That was about a lot of fun for those guys. The game was just one where we shared the ball, just played in the open court, and did it with a small lineup. I am very pleased with [our] performance."

On G C.J. Watson:
"He just had that rhythm. That happens sometimes when you just start making shots and the basket looks really big. We saw him do that before in Utah. We went up and beat Utah last year, and I think that he had [38] in that game. He can get on a roll and the guys found him when he was open and that helped. We ran him into a lot of screen-and-rolls as well and that was his open shot tonight which was a 17-18 foot jumper and he made them."

On the team's open looks:
"We got open looks because we pushed the tempo, all of the loose balls, and all of the long rebounds in the first three quarters. We got some lucky bounces in there too. I told the team at halftime 'Don't get too full of yourselves.' First of all, know that they were down to Chicago by thirty at halftime and won the game in Chicago. They are very capable of making shots and we didn't want to change the tempo. We wanted to keep going and not become conservative. I became conservative in the fourth quarter just because we wanted to do clock management, but we always wanted to run. We always wanted to take open shots on the break. We won every quarter, I think. I told the team that I wanted to win the last quarter and I think we did."
C.J. Watson
On scoring 40 points:
"I just try and go out there and play, and play aggressive. I knew Monta (Ellis) wasn't playing so I just knew I had to pick up the scoring load and just try and get some points in transition. Shots fell for me and we won so that's all I care about."

On getting his career-high
"I didn't think I was going tot get it actually, I sat on the bench and my legs got tired so I missed three shots in row, so I just tried to get to the basket and get a layup."

On getting hot:
"Middle of the first quarter I hit a couple of shots and drove to the basket and got a couple of 'And 1's'. I was making free throws and just felt my rhythm so I just kept going. I kept being aggressive and kept putting the pressure on them."
Stephen Curry
On C.J. Watson:
"He just started off firing and he got his looks. Looking at the rim like that, making every shot, barely hitting the rim, you give him the ball. And when guys start keying in on him in the second half he starts dishing the ball and getting assists. He was an all-around threat tonight. An outstanding performance tonight, one of the best I've seen this year."

My Notebook

- According to Matt Steinmetz in his chat, it was Riley who created the rule that required the injured players to be on the bench, not Nellie.
- According to the AP recap, Monta is expected to be out another week, said Don Nelson. Also, Maggette did not play in the 2nd half because of a stiff left hamstring.

What's next?

- The Warriors practice tomorrow (Thursday), then host the Jazz on Friday at 7:30pm.
- The trade deadline is tomorrow at noon. Keep your eyes peeled on those trade stories!
- Thursday will bring another episode of the Don Nelson show with Ralph and Tom, as well as another episode of the Warriors Weekly Radio Show at 9pm.


That was fun fun fun! Who's your guy?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Stephen Curry
    (260 votes)
  • 55%
    CJ Watson
    (561 votes)
  • 1%
    Anthony Morrow
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Corey Maggette
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Andris Biedrins
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Ronny Turiaf
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Anthony Tolliver
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Devean George
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Hunter
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Seeing all of the injured players on the bench
    (39 votes)
  • 10%
    That was so fun, EVERYONE's a winner!
    (103 votes)
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