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- No pregame news found.
Keith Smart before the game.
Stephen Curry before the game.
Video link: Keith Smart on NBATV
- Keith Smart wants to see more glass crashing. Plus other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors update: Better team rebounding is sought
- A little Keith Smart pregame quip about forgetting the previous game.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' opening tip
Jaymee Sire interviews Reggie Williams right after the game.
Keith Smart at the podium.
David Lee in the locker room.
Andris Biedrins in the locker room.
CSN highlights, recap.
Highlights by gumbyorpokey.
Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap
On Monta Ellis having an off-shooting night:
"I could see it. I’ve been around him so I can feel…and I was trying to let him work into it but I just thought the guys really rallied around and they picked up the slack. We have to have that when one of those guys Monta (Ellis), Steph (Stephen Curry), Dorell (Wright) or David (Lee) are not playing well someone has to step up big. I thought Reggie (Williams) did a good job and the energy by Lou (Amundson) provided that for us tonight. Andris (Biedrins) played well, second game in a row he’s done some good things for us, but I just felt that the energy wasn’t there for him right at the start. Sometimes that’s going to be that way. The guy (Monta Ellis) has done so much for us already, but I think Reggie (Williams) did a good job when he was in there."
On Andris Biedrins having back-to-back double-doubles:
"We just have to keep communicating with him, not just myself but the guards and the forwards who play the most minutes with him. It’s important that all of our guys help each other have a good game. It’s important that when they see someone struggling…it’s not from the coaching staff all the time."
On Stephen Curry's game:
"Well I told him not to defer. I said to him ‘Don’t defer to the players, you still have to play your game and keep yourself going.’ There were a couple of times where he tried to get Monta (Ellis) a couple of shots there, but it did open up things for him to be aggressive when he’s (Monta Ellis) not playing the way we know he’s capable of playing."
On tonight's game:
"I don’t think tonight’s win was won on the offensive end, we didn’t score 115 points. Monta (Ellis) played very good defense, had a bunch of loose balls. Tonight’s game was won on the defensive end. If we can play that way defensively then we’re going to make enough shots to win if we don’t then we move on to the next game. But the way we did tonight, we have been talking about our defense being soft the last few games, our defense was not soft tonight. The second unit played the entire fourth quarter and did an incredible job. It was team basketball."
On the media's perception of him:
"I never read anything even if it’s good or bad. I know what I have to do. I am getting back on track and I am happy about that. I’m going to keep working and more to come."
On out-rebounding the Jazz:
"I think we did really well especially when the bench came in Lou (Amundson) had 11 rebounds in 18 minutes. Everybody was taking care of the ball. They are a good rebounding team."
On his relationship with Coach Smart:
"Me and Keith (Smart) always had a great relationship since the first day I got here. He’s always been here for me and always making sure I am doing alright. He came for a couple of summers to Latvia to see how I’m doing and how I’m working. That tells you how much he cares about you. After good or bad games he calls or texts me after the game and says good job or don’t worry we’ll get there. I think it’s a special relationship like that if a coach can call you after the game and tell you, you did a good job or you didn’t do so good but you still have that communication."
- No interesting notes to add tonight.
- We get 3 days off before the next game against the Bucks on Thurs.
- Matt Steinmetz with his weekly chat on his chat page, usually Weds around noon.