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Warriors Game Day Links #50: Golden State Warriors 92 vs Phoenix Suns 104 - From a great win to a lifeless loss

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Game thread: Game Thread #50: Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors — Just when I thought I was out... (1390+ comments)

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StoryStream: Warriors' Winning Streak Snapped, Lose To Suns 104-92

Suns: Bright Side Of The Sun
Recap: Suns Jump On Warriors, Sleepwalk, Then Rain 3s To Close It Out, 104-92
Game thread 2: Second Half GameThread: Suns At Warriors
Game thread 1: GameThread: Suns (23-25) At Warriors (22-27)


Associated Press: Nash’s 15 assists help Suns beat Warriors 104-92 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nash reaches assist milestone as Suns hold on to down Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors lose to Phoenix Suns two days after impressive win over Chicago Bulls
Rusty Simmons: Warriors rally but can't close deal against Suns

Pregame News

- On Wed game vs Nuggets, the Warriors will pay tribute to HOF Rick Barry. Hardwood Classics Month Continues Wednesday With Tribute To Rick Barry

Pregame Videos

Sat practice: Keith Smart.

Sat practice: Ekpe Udoh.

Morning pregame: Monta Ellis

Postgame News

- Rusty looks at the Warriors team defense.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors news. Feb. 7

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart at the podium.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
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Suns vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

1:37 min: Tim Roye's game recap
Keith Smart
On switching to zone defense
"You had to (play zone). They just spaced you out so well, and I knew they were going to come back and start posting up again so I had to try to go zone to mix it up and take them out of some of things they were going to try to do … The zone bought us some time, got us back into the game and gave us some momentum to where they were taking shots that they really didn’t want to take because they’re a pick and roll team."

On the team's offensive struggles
"To beat Phoenix…you’re not going to beat them at their game. It’s not going to happen. We’ve scored 130, 132 points. You’re not going to do that over the long haul. You’re going to have to turn down opportunities to get a better shot, or a layup, or get fouled and get to the free throw line. You’ve got to score in the paint against this team if you’re going to have a shot. Because if you’re not shooting the ball, definitely tonight, you’re going to have trouble."

On Ekpe Udoh’s minutes:
"The minutes are coming, but you could see he was gassed. I mean the tank was empty on him. When he got back to that free-throw line there was nothing left in there. But he’s moving up. He did some really nice things, controlled the paint got some big blocks and did some nice things in there from a defensive standpoint…also offensively. He’s moving at a great pace, but I thought when we got that run he was big part of that, but I think he was spent from there."
Monta Ellis
On tonight's game
"We played terrible. It was embarrassing the way we came out and played. We had been playing great last few games and to come out here and put a performance like this is very disappointing."

On the loss
"I think it speaks for itself. When it’s time for me to say something I will say it but right now we’ll let it roll off our tongue and move on. We’ll go to practice and look at film and try to get the next one."
David Lee
On tonight's game
"Coming out in the first quarter we just didn’t play our best. A lot of times us shooting the ball well gets us out of that, but I think we were 2-of-18 from the three. I will live and die with our four main shooters shooting those shots. They shoot a great percentage so many nights, tonight wasn’t our night. We had more points in the paint than they did, out-rebounded them, had more fast break points. We just didn’t shoot the ball particularly well and they shot the ball real well at times from beyond the three. It was just one of those game and we’ll move on."


- DNPs: Acie Law (wrist) and Lou Amundson (back spasms).

What's next?

- Another good team comes our way, the Denver Nuggets on Wed. Then we quickly grab a plane for the rematch @Suns on Thurs.
- Matt Steinmetz with his weekly chat on Wed around noon on his chat page.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Wed Feb 09 7:30pm Nuggets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Thu Feb 10 6:00pm @Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Sun Feb 13 5:00pm Thunder CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Tue Feb 15 7:30pm Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 16 7:30pm @Jazz CSNBayHD KNBR 1050


Tonight's therapy is a nice, quiet, soothing lightning storm in slo mo to calm the soul.

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