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Warriors Game Day Links #51: Golden State Warriors 116 vs Denver Nuggets 114 - Warriors hang on to improve to 4-4 on this homestand

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #51: Warriors out race Nuggets, hang on to win 116 - 114
Game thread: Game Thread #51: The Denver Distractions visit Golden State (1270+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Monta Ellis And Warriors Win Offensive Shootout With Carmelo Anthony & Nuggets

Nuggets: Denver Stiffs
Recap: Nuggets at Warriors: Do you remember the 80's?
Game thread: Nuggets at Warriors: Distractions? Bah! (8:30pm MST)


Associated Press: Warriors beat Denver 116-114 to finish homestand | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Ellis helps Warriors get past Denver
Jonathan Okanes: Golden State Warriors gets 37 points from Monta Ellis, beat Denver Nuggets 116-114
Rusty Simmons: Wright, Ellis lead as Warriors edge Nuggets Adam Lauridsen: Not a Loss (Warriors 116, Nuggets 114)

Pregame News

- MT2 will host his own live chat on Mon, Feb 14 at noon to talk trade possibilities and other Warriors stuff.
Marcus Thompson II: Live chat with Marcus Thompson II here on Monday, Feb. 14 at noon

- The Warriors aren't worried about Monta's slump.
Rusty Simmons: Slumping Ellis says he isn't tired, hurt

Pregame Videos

Tues practice: Keith Smart and Dorell Wright interview tidbits.

Wed before the game: Keith Smart.

Wed before the game: Reggie Williams.

14:26 min: Tue: Stephen Curry with Ralph and Tom on KNBR
19:14 min: Wed: Matt Steinmetz with Damon Bruce on KNBR
17:27 min: Wed: Matt Steinmetz with Ralph and Tom on KNBR

Video Link: Warriors Hardwood Classics Legends: Rick Barry

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Keith Smart at the podium.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

CSN hlghlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbyorpokey.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Clean Up
Count It
No Look
Nuggets vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Tim Roye

2:05 min: Tim Roye interviews Reggie Williams right after the game
0:39 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On Denver's final possession:
"You don’t know what they can possibly do in that setting. Sometimes you call a timeout and maybe the team can lock into what you may run, and I think sometimes you can get something better when you push the ball. An opportunity that the young point guard (Ty) Lawson could have taken it to the basket, but those things happen. If (Chauncey) Billups was in the game you may have done something else, but I’m not worried about them not calling a timeout. I was excited we got the win."

On The Warrior’s defense on the last possession:
"I was pleased with that (our defense). One thing they knew was that we had to get back until they called a timeout, so I was happy we got back and loaded up to the ball and that a pass had to be made to the other side of the floor. They did find the five man (Nene) and we did a good job by staying in the hole and forcing the kick out and that could’ve been a big shot if Nene knocked that down."

On Monta Ellis:
"I said before, the thing that he wasn’t doing a little bit was driving to the basket and moving the ball around. But that was going to come, the guy is one of the top scorers in the league…it’s going to happen. You’re going to go through those lulls a little bit, but he’s going to find a way to get back because he has the ability to drive, to pull up for jumpers and on occasion shoot and make the three. When you have those three areas of the floor where you can make plays, you’re always going to have a chance to stay in the game and work yourself out of a slump."

On the Overall Defense:
"If we can keep developing and be a fourth quarter defensive team I think you’re going to have a chance. The team has a way of finally locking in when it’s crunch time. They’ve done a good job with that over the last couple of games. The problem that I have with our group is that we spot the team ‘x’ number of points. But that’s the only problem that I have from time to time and I have to do a better job like I did tonight. I saw it was looking kind of ugly and I called a timeout right away. We did a good job of being able to get some separation in the third quarter and I think that propelled us to a victory."
Monta Ellis
On bouncing back from the Phoenix game:
"We did a great job. We got careless with about five minutes left in the game but we found a way to stick together, make some shots and get stops on the defensive end."

On the 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter:
"Luckily it went in, gave us a five point lead. At the same time it came down to the defensive stops."

On Dorell Wright:
"He played great. On the offensive end he did a great job down the stretch on Carmelo (Anthony), he made him take tough shots. He rebounded the ball and almost got a triple-double. He was just awesome tonight."
Dorell Wright
On having energy to focus on both offense and defense:
"I am just happy I get the opportunity to guard those know a player like Carmelo (Anthony) who can score from anywhere on the floor in different types of ways. I think we did a good job. The bigs were great with coming and helping. We were good with coverage and things like that. He had 29 points but I think we still did a great job on him."

On The Final Play:
"It was so weird how the game ended. I didn’t know what was going on. We were all looking like what is going on right now because when Nene shot the ball the horn went off. I didn’t know what was going on. I’m happy he took the shot, a step back or whatever he was doing instead of one of their other weapons."

Interesting Tweets

StephenCurry30: - Me, @the_nightmare13, @flintstone14 getting down to Dirty Bit!


- On the radio broadcsst, Rick Barry said one of his sons in jr high is shooting the underhanded FT, so the underhanded FT is not dead yet.

What's next?

- It's rematch time in Phoenix tomorrow. Travel and fatigue will most likely be a factor.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Tue Feb 22 7:30pm Celtics CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Warriors Weekly TV, Feb 07, 2011

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