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Preseason Game Links #2: Golden State Warriors 83 vs Utah Jazz 80 - Warriors hang on, win streak feels good

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: No preseason recap
Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz: Curry expected to make his preseason debut at Oracle Arena (500+ comments)

Jazz: SLC Dunk
Recap: No preseason recap
Game thread: NBA Preseason: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors - Game Thread


Associated Press: Lee helps Warriors hold off Jazz
Matt Steinmetz: Curry makes return in Warriors' preseason win
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry returns to court

Pregame News

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Pregame Videos

Tim Roye talks to Marcus Thompson II about the roster.

Postgame News

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Recap and highlights from's game page:
Curry to Ezeli
Rookie to the Rack
Rush to the Rack
Jazz vs. Warriors: First half
Jazz vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

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Warriors vs Jazz: Postgame Interviews (10/8/12) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On Festus Ezeli:
"I thought he was very good against Al Jefferson. Festus (Ezeli) has everything it takes to be a great defender. Athleticism with an understanding of how guys are trying to hurt him and take away his strengths. He did a great job of being disciplined against Al Jefferson. In that fourth quarter (Enes) Kanter began to have an effect him; probably when fatigue started to set in. When you let anybody in this league start to get going - all of a sudden it’s like playing against the elite. He allowed him to go baseline and score on him, but overall I liked his energy, effort and presence. You can tell he belongs in this league and he’s going to play for us."

On Playing For The Win In The Preseason:
"You look at the Lakers and the Jazz - two playoff teams that have a history in the playoffs; they can probably afford to lose a game in the preseason. They can afford to not play Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap down the stretch. We have to get in the habit of winning, make winning plays and not concern ourselves with who is on the floor for them. Ultimately, it would be different if the game wasn’t within reach, but we had worked too hard to leave here with a loss and went back to some of those guys (starters)."

On Stephen Curry:
"I thought he was very good. I thought I got just what I wanted to get out of him. I didn’t want him to do too much, but he felt strong. Obviously, you can never simulate game situations I don’t care who you are. As a player, I used to think I would be ready when we start practicing but all of a sudden when you get in that game it was almost like you didn’t do anything. You can ride bikes, you can run, you can do all of that but there is nothing like actual game situations. I wanted to put him in a position where he would get tired. He didn’t ask to be taken out, but I thought it was enough. We saw enough of Stephen Curry and got other guys minutes."
Stephen Curry
On How Tired He Was During The Game:
"I was exhausted, but I kind of expected that. It’s hard to mimic a game-like atmosphere, the adrenaline, the flow of the game, over the summer, when I’m just coming off the injury, so that first seven minutes was tough, but I got through it."

On How His Ankle Feels:
"It’s a little sore, but that’s to be expected, getting that wear and tear through it so we’ll see how it feels tomorrow. We’ll try to assess Thursday’s game and hopefully I’ll be able to play a whole lot more."

On Whether He Has A Minute Limit Right Now:
"Not really. We’ve kind of been having an open dialogue about how I feel. For tonight, at least that’s how I felt, making sure I didn’t go out there dog tired, putting myself at risk. I thought I handled it pretty well tonight."
Festus Ezeli
On What It Was Like Going Against Al Jefferson And Enes Kanter:
"It was good test of my defense in the post. Those are good low post scorers. I came into the game to work on my defense."

On Whether There Was Anything Jefferson Did That Gave Him An Advantage

"No, I just tried to stay down on shot fakes and play defense like I ought to."

On How It Felt Playing More Minutes:
"It might have been the same thing yesterday, me playing more in the second half. I just came in to play."
David Lee
On His Performance Tonight:
"I thought our team did okay. Utah is one of the more physical teams in the league. I thought we showed a lot of our new depth inside by hanging with them on the boards, outplaying them on the inside with our guys. That’s huge because that’s how you have to beat a Utah team that always play us tough."
Interesting Tweets
gswscribe: PG Steph Curry pulled himself out after a half because he "started to feel it a little bit." Feel what, exactly?
Curry said he felt his ankle getting sore so he called it a night after 12 minutes of action. He told Mark Jackson he was done and he stayed in the locker room to get ice.
He still said the outing was good. For most of the night, he said his ankle felt "great" and he didn't look limited while cutting, running, jumping, driving, etc..
Now, they'll monitor how his ankle responds tomorrow. If he's problem free, he'll play more minutes on Thursday.

- Draymond Green DNP on the right knee inflammation again. He said they're being cautious with him, but he expects to play before the season starts.

What's next?

- Maccabi Haifa is an Israeli basketball team. We should smash them on our home floor, but there's no TV and no radio! We'll just have to watch the box score and crack jokes.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Thu Oct 11 7:30pm Maccabi Haifa - -
Mon Oct 15 6:00pm @Nuggets - -
Wed Oct 17 7:00pm @Kings - KNBR 680
Fri Oct 19 7:00pm @Trail Blazers NBATV -
Mon Oct 22 7:30pm @Clippers NBATV -
Tue Oct 23 7:30pm Suns CSNBA KNBR 680

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