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Warriors Game Day Links #68: Golden State Warriors 106 vs Dallas Mavericks 112 - Biedrins sprains ankle, Warriors sprain 18-pt lead

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SBNation Network

Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: GameThread #68: Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State "Expect the unexpected"

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Warriors v. Mavericks: Warriors Cave to Mavericks in Fourth Quarter, Lose 112-106

Mavericks: Mavs Moneyball
Recap: Mavericks Outlast Warriors, Come Back To Win 112-106
Game thread: Game Thread: Mavericks (47-20) at Warriors (30-37)


Recaps

Associated Press: Mavs rally from 18 down to beat Warriors, 112-106 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nowitzki, Mavericks rally past Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors squander 18-point, first-half lead, lose to Dallas Mavericks
Rusty Simmons: Warriors blow 18-point lead in loss to Mavs
Adam Lauridsen: Blame, Etc. (Warriors 106, Mavs 112)


Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

19:48 min: Stephen Curry with Ralph and Tom on KNBR, Tue Mar 15, 2011


Postgame News

- The Warriors are trying to figure out what kind of player they have in Al Thornton.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors news, March 16

- Quick note: Don Nelson will be on Chronicle Live Monday at 9pm for an hour.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors opening tip

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 nba.com's game page:
Stephen Curry Lay-in
Monta Ellis Jam.
Mavericks vs. Warriors: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from warriors.com recap

Photo Gallery

Tim Roye
1:35 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On Defending Dirk Nowitzki in the 4th:
"We knew the ball was going to end up with him. I think sometimes you go through a lot of their coverages and plays they are going to run, but the game is going to come down to the ball being in his hand. It’s a dilemma when you play against him because he can shoot the ball from deep and he can post up...and he’s a big guy. He made some great plays…they all did. Those guys were open and they made their open shots when they were open. I thought our guys did a good job with the pace we needed to have against a team that played last night. But sometimes when you get the early lead right away, the hard time is sustaining leads like that when you don’t take care of the ball."

On the Warriors Offense in the 2nd Half:
"We probably got a little stagnant. We had some good shots, good opportunities and we missed some open shots, some shots around the basket and we missed two free throws. When you get opportunities to capitalize on some of the plays that you have; open shots, finishing plays in the paint and free throws if you don’t…those are dead possessions and now you’ve given a good team a chance to comeback when the (scoreboard) numbers didn’t move on your side."

On the Warrior’s Playing with a Lead:
"I don’t think they got comfortable, I just think in the NBA it’s a game of runs. A team goes up big and the other team is going to make a run and get back in the game. The next time around we made another run in the third quarter moving it back to seven, and then they made a run. It’s a game of runs. But early in the game when you have a big lead like that it’s very difficult to maintain that lead sometimes…especially if you turn it over and they score. You are not able to hold on to the lead because you’re both able to get the ball to the glass or to the foul line."

On Acie Law::
"I thought he did a good job. I thought he pushed the ball, didn’t settle for trying to do things that were out of his hands. I thought he pushed the tempo, got into the paint which is where your backup point guard needs to be. He needs to get in the paint and move the ball to different people and when you can do that he’s going to have a big game."
Monta Ellis
On tonight's game:
"It was tough. We should have had that game. I take the blame. I made some mistakes at the end, turned the ball over and didn’t hit the shots I needed too. I also waited too long to get everybody involved at the end of the game."
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"I thought our team played pretty well tonight. We played a team that is very veteran and very good at grinding out games. With the start we got out to, I think the game was lost in the second quarter when they crept back in."
Acie Law
On tonight's game:
"I was just being aggressive. Coach had mentioned that they’re a little older and they were a pretty bad transition team. So he made a point to tell me and Steph (Curry) that when we were in to push the tempo and be aggressive. Also catch them in transition on their heels. We tried to do that. We made plays offensively but the fourth quarter Dirk (Nowitzki) did what he does."

On Coach Smart Playing Him:
"I am forever indebted to coach. I text him all the time telling him thank you. He trusts me, he’s giving me a great opportunity and I’m trying to do the best with it. It feels great to be playing at this point of my career."

Notes

- According to Curry on KNBR, Curry said that Keith Smart "getting on Curry" was something Curry asked for, which is to let Smart coach Curry the way he wants to.


What's next?

- A week long road trip around the SouthWest. First up, the team we can't match up to, @Suns.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Mar 18 7:00pm @Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Mar 20 4:30pm @Mavericks CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Mar 21 5:30pm @Spurs CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Mar 23 5:30pm @Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Fri Mar 25 7:30pm Raptors CSNBayHD KNBR 680