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Warriors Preseason Links #1: Golden State Warriors 107 vs Sacramento Kings 96 - Preseason opens with the energy of a regular season game

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: PRESEASON RECAP #1: Golden State Warriors 107, Sacramento Kings 97- NBA basketball is BACK!!
Game thread: Preseason Game #1: Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings: Better coach- Keith Smart or Mark Jackson? (1110+ comments)

Kings: Sactown Royalty
Recap: Jimmer Shines in Pre-Season Loss to Warriors
Game thread: Kings vs. Warriors: Open Game Thread
Preview: Kings vs. Warriors Preview: HERE WE PLAY


Associated Press: Warriors roll past Kings 107-96 to open preseason | Photo Gallery
Rusty Simmons: Mark Jackson's influence on Warriors shows

Adam Lauridsen: What Good Teams Do (Warriors 107, Kings 96)

Pregame News

- MT2's list of things to watch for in tonight's game.
Marcus Thompson II: What to Watch – Preseason Game 1

- TK's partial pregame transcript with Mark Jackson.
Tim Kawakami: Mark Jackson, pre-game: On the Warriors’ identity, the pick-and-roll offense, Klay Thompson and more

Pregame Videos

Monta at shootaround.

Mark Jackson at shootaround.

Postgame News

- Various game notes by Rusty.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors coach Mark Jackson seeks captains' input

- Matt Steinmetz was at Oracle. Here are his observations.
Matt Steinmetz: Observations from Warriors' preseason opener

- MT2 notes on Klay Thompson, Keith Smart, and other notes.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors rookie Klay Thompson struggles in exhibition opener

- So this is why Lou didn't dress and play tonight.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Trade Amundson for Brandon Rush

- TK's partial postgame transcript of Mark Jackson at the podium.
Tim Kawakami: Mark Jackson post-game: “If you are one of the Pips, don’t try to be Gladys”

Postgame Videos

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
David Lee Goes to Work
Warriors in Transition
Lee's Long Assist
Kings vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

1:35 min: Ekpe Udoh Postgame Interview
1:36 min: Klay Thompson Postgame Interview
2:09 min: Charles Jenkins Postgame Interview
1:54 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Mark Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
“I thought the first half was great. I thought our guys did an outstanding job of battling, taking care of the basketball, executing our game plan and our strategy as far as defensive concepts were concerned. I thought it slipped away a little bit in the second half. It was careless…unforced errors and not paying attention to personnel, giving them wide open looks. But overall, I was very pleased that we competed and I was able to get pretty much everyone in the ballgame.”

On Andris Biedrins:
“I thought he was very good. A live body, multiple efforts, chasing rebounds, got in the way. And then offensively I thought he was very, very patient. I’ve been very pleased with the way he has been playing.”

On Klay Thompson:
“He’s got to be more patient…but he’s a young guy, he’s going to make mistakes. The unforced errors will hurt, but he’s a guy that is going to play a lot and we are going to have to live through some of his mistakes as long as he’s going to play his tail off to get better. I think it was a very positive debut.”

On Jimmer Fredette:
“I thought he played very well. It was very good to see him, live and in person. He’s tough, hard nosed, gritty and obviously shot the lights out. Very impressive, I thought at times we allowed him to get us on our heels…but he played very well.”
Ekpe Udoh
On Tonight's Game:
“It was a great game. Crowd came out. There was energy in the building. We played pretty well, but we had our moments and they got back in the game. We have to correct that tomorrow in film and just work to get better.”

On His Low-Post Game:
“Coaching staff gave me the confidence when I get on the block. Just take my time and get a bucket for my team.”

On The Team's Defensive Performance:
“We did OK. We were up 19 at the half and they made a run. It was like they hit a three every time down. We’ll watch film and work to get better.”
Klay Thompson
On Playing His First NBA Game:
“It felt real good. Even though it was preseason we treated it like a real game. I had a lot of nerves all day until I stepped onto the court and the excitement getting that first run out of the way.”

On Playing With The First String:
“It felt good. Hopefully I can make my way into the rotation and make an impact in my rookie season. I just have to keep working at it, putting up jumpers and keep playing good defense. I think I can help this team. I was rushing a little bit in the first half today but once I got those nerves out of the way I thought I played a lot better in the second half.”

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
EkpeUdoh:: Good game tonight. Thanks for the amazing support. Best fans, HANDS DOWN!!!
KlayThompson: Man it felt to get my nerves and the 1st game out the way. We got some amazing fans too almost fillin oracle up in a preseason game
KlayThompson: *great
CTJenkins22: Felt good to play at the Oracle .. our fans are amazing great environment ..


- Mark Jackson will make some roster cuts before Tuesday.
- Warriors are supposedly trading Lou Amundson to the Pacers for Brandon Rush.

What's next?

- The second and final preseason game will be @Kings, this Tuesday, radio only.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Dec 20 7:00pm Kings N/A KTCT 1050
Sun Dec 25 7:30pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Dec 26 7:30pm Bulls CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Dec 28 7:30pm Knicks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Dec 31 6:00pm Sixers CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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