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Warriors Game Day Links #61: Golden State Warriors 103 @ Boston Celtics 107 - Down 18 against the Celtics? Almost no problem

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #61: Golden State Warriors 103, Boston Celtics 107 - Still too small; Pendulum swings back from Stephen Curry to Monta Ellis
Game thread: Game Thread #61: Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics - Debut of Al Thornton (1070+ comments)

SBN BA: SBNation Bayarea's Warriors Page
StoryStream: Golden State Warriors Fall to Boston Celtics Despite 41 By Monta Ellis

Celtics: CelticsBlog
Recap: Celtics Blow The Lead But Win The Game
Game thread: New Look Celtics Host Same Look Warriors


Associated Press: Allen saves Celtics in 107-103 win over Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Celtics hold off Warriors
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors put up game effort but fall just short to Boston Celtics

Pregame News

- No pregame news found.

Pregame Videos

17:35 min: Keith Smart with Ralph and Tom on KNBR, Thur Mar 3, 2011
16:52 min: Matt Steinmetz with Damon Bruce on KNBR, Fri Mar 4, 2011

Jeremy Lin talks about receiving his Harvard diploma.

Keith Smart before the game.

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Reverse Scoop Shot
Monta Maneuvers
Warriors vs. Celtics: Highlights, recap

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Tim Roye
1:15 min: Tim Roye's Game Recap
Keith Smart
On tonight's game:
"I just thought they played hard. Our intensity level went up, this was probably David Lee’s best game both offensively, and he did a great job defensively, and that’s what I’m saying to our guys who haven’t been pushed to play defense, he did a great job with that. But I just thought our intensity level went up, we became the aggressors. I thought Vlad came in and did a great job with his intensity up on the floor, pressuring the ball. I just thought of course Monta made some great shots. All of our guys did a good job on the floor. Our bench came in and kept our starters somewhat fresh to keep the game to where it didn’t get away from us."

On turnovers:
"You know on the road against a great team, not a good team, a great team you can’t give them opportunities when you turn it over and give it back to them. We need a turnover that will go up into the stands where we can go back and get set. We had too many turnovers early in the game where it lead to their breaks. You can’t turn it over, especially not in crunch time, you can’t turn the ball over because this team is going to capitalize. We got two, three guys who are going to capitalize on those things. And they got a great little point guard who’s going to understand the flow of the game. But we’re a young team and we’re growing, and hopefully one day, we’ll be in that position where our big three and big four can help us close games the way this team here does."

On whether it was a teachable moment:
"Oh yes always teachable, you got a chance to play against a team that’s probably going to have a shot to be in the finals. Look what we did here, look at the intensity you had. If you can play with that same intensity, that’s what the good teams do. The good teams play with an intensity all the time, sometimes they have a little moment where they’re not engaged, but good teams do that. So that’s what you teach from, how can you have that level where you come into another teams building and keep this game under control with a chance to win it"
David Lee
On tonight's game:
"I was happy with the way our guys competed tonight. No moral victories, we’re upset we lost. We had some chances there at the end, we didn’t convert. But if we play this way all the time we’re going to win a lot of the games we have left. We just talked about continuing to plug away. We knew we were underdogs here on the road, and they’re a very good home team, but we just had to keep competing on ever position on offense and defense. Just keep getting stops and just executing on offense. They do a great job of pushing you out of your offense with their pressure defense. We found a way to get some easy buckets by countering the backdoors and doing some different things and running. So no moral victories but we have to learn from this and continue to play the way we did tonight"

On defending Kevin Garnett:
"Well I just tried to force him off the block as much as I could and make his catches difficult. He’s a guy who lives and dies a lot by the 15 footer and tried to somewhat stay attached to him so he didn’t get too many open looks. But Rondo’s very good at finding those guys, but they’ve played with each other for awhile so they know where each other are and make the plays"
Stephen Curry
On the key to the comeback:
"Just not quitting, staying aggressive. Monta made a lot of great plays for us to get back in it. Defensively, they tried to slow it down, we got stops and some rebounds, made some timely baskets. That helped us get back into it, just a couple lost possessions and offensive rebounds, that was it"

On the frustration of losing:
"Yeah we know what we’re capable of, it’s just frustrating where they go on those 8-0, 10-0 runs especially on the road where they get the crowd into it and get a comfort level. You take a lot of energy to get back in the game, if we eliminate those little stretches, we’re in it the whole way, not having to claw our way back and make it interesting"

Interesting Tweets

(yesterday (Thur))
warriors: - Jeremy Lin returned to Harvard to get his diploma today. Watch @JLin7 explain what it means. #NBA
warriors: New Warrior Al Thornton (@AThornton14) made things official by signing his contract earlier today.


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- The road trip continues with the Sixers on Sunday afternoon. Can we put up the same effort against them?

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sun Mar 06 3:00pm @Sixers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Mar 08 4:00pm @Cavaliers CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Wed Mar 09 4:00pm @Nets CSNBayHD KNBR 1050
Fri Mar 11 7:30pm Magic CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Mar 13 6:00pm TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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