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Warriors Game Day Links #24: Golden State Warriors 106 vs Houston Rockets 97 - We got shooters, we showed toughness, and we destroyed their bench

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap #24: Warriors 106, Rockets 97 — Roll Back the Tank (for Now)
Game thread: Game Thread #24: Rockets at Warriors (or, JLFT#3 at JLFT#2) (840+ comments)

Rockets: The Dream Shake
Recap: Game 28 Recap: Warriors Ruin Rockets Road Run, Ride Ellis To 106-97 Win
Game thread: Game 28 Thread: Rockets At Warriors
Preview: Game 28 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors


Associated Press: Guards lead Warriors past Rockets 106-97 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors edge Rockets behind Ellis' 33
Matt Steinmetz: Monta lifts Warriors over Rockets, 106-97
Adam Lauridsen: Crunch Time (Warriors 106, Rockets 97)
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors, Monta Ellis on mini-run with two-game win streak
Rusty Simmons: Andris Biedrins still struggling, but Warriors win

Pregame News

- Sat: Adam Lauridsen looks at the Warriors decisions made so far and then tries to guess what changes the Warriors will make in the immediate future.
Adam Lauridsen: The Warriors’ Risks — Past, Present and Future

- Sat: Jarry West thinks the Warriors need to keep their lottery pick because he sees some guys worth looking at in the draft.
Rusty Simmons: Jerry West soon to step up Warriors involvement

- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Rockets-Warriors: What to watch for

Pregame Videos

- Fri: Stephen Curry talks about his big game and playing the point guard position.
19:21 min: Stephen Curry with Ralph and Tom on KNBR - Fri, Feb 10

Sat: A look at autographed gear that goes to charities, events, and other special functions.

Sat: Raw practice footage.

Sat: Practice interview, Mark Jackson.

Sat: Practice interview, Stephen Curry.

Sat: Practice interview, Dorell Wright.

Sat: More practice interview tidbits.

Mark Jackson before the game.

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

John Henry Smith interviews Klay Thompson right after the game.

Mark Jackson at the podium.

David Lee in the locker room.

Monta Ellis in the locker room.

Stephen Curry in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Rockets vs. Warriors: First half
Monta finds Curry
Monta's Heating Up
Marvelous Monta
Lee Hammers it Home
David's Up and Under
Amazing Curry Circus Shot
Rockets vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

1:56 min: Tim Roye interviews Monta Ellis right after the game
9:19 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/12
3:15 min: Monta Ellis Postgame - 2/12
Mark Jackson
On The Second Quarter's Defensive Effort:
"We did a great job of bouncing back. We gave up 29 points in the first quarter, turned the basketball over, allowed them to get it going in transition and we missed assignments. But I thought our guys did a great job of battling, competing and then regrouping once things were not going our way - second quarter was crucial for us. Just a great job of bouncing back against a team that has been playing well and they have been working extremely hard."

On Klay Thompson's Development:
"I watched him during a workout before the draft and he was by far the best player. The thing I love about him is nothing bothers him, it's absolutely funny - he doesn't care. He's a great shooter, but he's a big time competitor. Underrated defender, underrated defender and it's scary to think just how good he's going to be."

On Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry:
"They're a heck of a tandem. I think what they are doing right now is playing off of one another. They are realizing who has the hot hand and at all times they have been unselfish. From day one those guys look to make plays for one another - almost too much. They're a talented tandem and when they are clicking they are as good as it gets in this league."
Monta Ellis
On Being On A Roll Offensively:
"It just feels good. Shots are going in. Teammates are finding me and just making plays."

On Playing Well Defensively As A Team:
"Really we are just covering each other's back, scrapping and intensity. We are ready to turn this around. I think right now it's a great opportunity for us. We are trying to get back to .500 before we get to the All-Star break and put ourselves in a great position."
David Lee
On Playing Well Defensively:
"Our last two games here we have found our stride. We've had times in the first half where we had done a great job. Tonight we gave up a lot of points in the first quarter but at some point of the game it comes down to locking down on defense. The last two games we've done a great job in the second half of doing that and making a run."

On Living By The 3-Point Shot:
"We've also been attacking the basket. We do have great three point shooters. With guys like Stephen (Curry), Dorell (Wright), Klay (Thompson) and Monta (Ellis), it's not like we don't have guys who are not used to hitting them. We have guys capable of hitting those shots. The most important thing is we're not settling for contested ones. We are taking wide open shots and I trust those guys to hit those shots."


- Dominic McGuire DNP on a sore left knee. The tweak happened before the @Nuggets game on Thursday.

What's next?

- The first back to back in a while, but at least it will be here at home. It's the Suns, who just polished off the King last night, so they'll be more rested than we will be.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Mon Feb 13 7:30pm Suns CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 15 7:00pm Trail Blazers CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Feb 17 5:00pm @Thunder CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sat Feb 18 5:00pm @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Feb 20 7:30pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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