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Preseason Game Links #6: Golden State Warriors 101 @ Portland Trail Blazers 97 - Warriors survive against the bench scrubs

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Box score | No gameflow

Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: No preseason recap
Game thread: Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers game thread (960+ comments)
Preview: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers preview: Warriors face Oakland native Damian Lillard

Trail Blazers: Blazersedge
Recap: No preseason recap
Game thread: Gameday Thread: Warriors vs. Blazers


Associated Press: Lee's 24 points leads Warriors 101-97 over Blazers
Kyle Mallory: Stephen Curry suffers another ankle injury

Pregame News

- It's the question of the preseason.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors' small forward battle: Brandon Rush or Harrison Barnes?

- There's just no point in rushing Bogut back.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Being Extra Cautious with Andrew Bogut

- There are three things that separate this team from all of the previous failures.
Adam Lauridsen: 49 Wins or Bust

- What better way to enjoy this warm weather than to get in front of your computer and chat with Matt Steinmetz?
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz chat transcript (10/19/12)

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
10:20 min: Thu 10/18, Mark Jackson on the Drive, Tierney and Bucher

Mark Jackson Pregame Interview - 10/19/12 by Warriors

- NBATV previews of our team.
Warriors Preview: Curry and Thompson
Warriors Preview: Secret Scout
Warriors Preview: Bogut and Lee
Warriors Season Preview

Postgame News

- Curry tried to get back in, but Mark Jackson said no.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors PG Stephen Curry Hurts Right Ankle – Again

Postgame Videos

- Animated gif of Curry's ankle tweak. There were no MRIs or X-rays. Rusty saw him "jog" into the locker room. He was ready to come back in, but Mark Jackson said no. Warriors said Curry was held out for the rest of the game for precautionary reasons.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Curry Twist Ankle
Warriors vs. Trail Blazers: First half
Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Mark Jackson
On Stephen Curry's injury:
“We know how important he is to this basketball team, and these guys really care about him and are pulling for him. He’s worked his tail off, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, so it’s just a lot of love.”

On Curry’s status for the rest of the pre-season:
“I’m sure if it was game 7 he’d be available. To me, it’s not that important. So he’s fine… he could have went back into the game tonight. I’ll just play it by ear and make a decision. It’s not that serious.”

On the match-up between David Lee and LaMarcus Aldridge:
“You like to see two of the best… I would probably say ‘spar’ since it’s the pre-season. It was great to watch because you get to see the separation between the elite and everybody else. It was fun.”

On Carl Landry’s game:
“He’s a big-time scorer, a big-time post presence with that second unit. He’s going to get a lot of touches. I love the fact that he doesn’t settle. He’s a guy that, our ownership and our front office, we targeted him and we’re happy to have him.”

On Landry playing center:
“I like it. I don’t know if we can get away with it playing Dwight Howard, but certainly most nights we can use that lineup. At the end of the day, it’s a bigger, stronger lineup than I had to use last year. He’s a big-time post presence, whether a four or five is guarding him.”

On the outcome of the game:
“I thought we executed offensively. One of the tough things was we turned the ball over, and we were not able to, over the long-haul, defend without fouling. They got to the line 35 times—we can’t do that. It’s a good win for us.”
David Lee
On the game:
“They didn’t play some of their guys in the fourth. I thought two teams played hard. It was a typical pre-season game, a little too much fouling by our team. But overall, I’m much happier with our defense. Hopefully Steph will be OK. That was the big headline coming out of this game, but I’m happy with how our guys competed against a tough Portland team that plays well at home.”

On his match-up with Aldridge:
“We’re two guys that are now veteran guys and leaders of our team, and have a lot of respect for one another. We love playing against each other, and have had some battles in the past.”

On Stephen Curry getting injured:
“There were some times last year when he just rolled it on his own, whereas this time someone clearly rolled up onto his ankle. It could have happened to any of us. I think he wanted to show that he could come back into the game and show that he was OK, but coach was smartly saying it was pre-season and told him to go in the back. Steph’s a tough kid and I have no worries about his ankle. He’s looked great and he’s had great confidence with it the entire pre-season.”
Interesting Tweets
JacksonMark13: Rookie @money23green carrying the bags!!
Money23Green: Love my rook duties lol RT @JacksonMark13: Rookie @money23green carrying the bags!!
(after the game)
gswscribe: Warriors get serious scare as PG Stephen Curry rolls right ankle. Team sources said this latest ankle issue is...
... not as serious as it looked. He was kicked in the back of his heel by Wesley Matthews. It wasn't one of his plant-and-buckle sprains Warriors fans have gotten used to seeing. Curry could have played. According to @Rusty_SFChron, he tried to re-enter the game. But Mark Jackson, who has been cautious with Curry all along, told Curry "no." The sources I talked to didn't seem too concerned.

blazerbanter: Curry, who left the game after essentially getting his ankle rolled, walked fine. He was dressed down in Warriors sweats but moving OK

StephenCurry30: Ankle will be fine. Freak play. But Good win on the way to LA.
StephenCurry30: If any #DUBS fans see @wessywes2 though, punch him in the gut for me lol

- No interesting notes tonight.

What's next?

- Has Blake Griffin received warnings for flops yet? If not, let's have our guys run into him. Heh, heh, heh.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Mon Oct 22 7:30pm @Clippers NBATV -
Tue Oct 23 7:30pm Suns CSNBA KNBR 680

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