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Warriors Game Day Links #27: Golden State Warriors 87 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 110 - There was nothing wrong with your TV: Warriors really were unsharp and out of focus

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Preview/Game Thread: Golden State Warriors At Oklahoma City Thunder (640+ comments)

Thunder: Welcome to Loud City
Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder 110, Golden State Warriors 87: 2011-2012 Game 30 Recap
Game thread: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors: 2011-2012 Game 30 Preview


Associated Press: Harden, Durant lead Thunder past Warriors 110-87 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Harden, Durant pace Thunder over Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors drop third in a month to Thunder
Rusty Simmons: Warriors lose to Thunder, 110-87
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors hammered by Oklahoma City Thunder

Pregame News

- Klay Thompson has made some strides since the season started.
Matt Steinmetz: Rookie Thompson quick to impress Warriors' brass, if not NBA

- Warriors are still looking for interior help.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors shopping for a big man

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM audio.
8:32 min: Thu: Matt Steinmetz, The Rise Guys
9:17 min: Thu: David Lee, Tierney and Davis
14:10 min: Thu: Mark Jackson, Ralph and Tom
10:05 min: Klay Thompson, Fitz and Brooks
11:03 min: Matt Steinmtz, John Lund

Thu: Practice interviews.

Thu: Monta Ellis on Jeremy Lin.

Thu: Warriors practice footage: Trick shots

Thu: Warriors practice footage: Klay Thompson

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson in the hallway.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Warriors vs. Thunder: First half
Curry to Ellis
Warriors vs.Thunder

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

2:53 min: Mark Jackson Postgame - 2/17
Mark Jackson
On the second quarter:
"Second straight game, second quarter hurt us. Portland had a big second quarter and tonight we give up 38 points in the second quarter. We got some good looks, first time in a long time we've struggled to make shots. Disappointing loss, good news is we get to play Memphis (tomorrow). Other than the second quarter, I thought we did a good job."

On missing shots:
"It's a make or miss league and we just missed some shots. Going down the line, you know, Dorrell (Wright) missed shots, Brandon (Rush) missed shots, Klay (Thompson) missed shots. Guys we're used to seeing make shots, missed good looks. But at the end of the day the second quarter hurt us. 38 points in the second quarter, that's when they separated from us and we did not take care of the basketball."

On David Lee's effectiveness:
"I guess he's just been doing what he's been doing all year. He's going to get more than 25 (points) at some point. He's a heck of a player."
David Lee
On the first half:
"That is their strength. If you let up for one second, they will go on those 6 or 8-0 runs. That happened to us in the second quarter. We had a couple turnovers that led to their fast breaks. Once they get up 10 or 12, you are fighting an uphill battle the rest of the way - and that is what we did tonight in that second quarter. Another horrible second quarter for us defensively."

On the game:
"We cannot give up 38 points during that second quarter whether we are making shots or not. Now you look at halftime though, we are getting out rebounded by one or basically it is even on the glass, they had more turnovers than we did, and those are two of things we came into the game stressing. We have to rebound as a team and we have to limit our turnovers to keep them from fast breaks. So we did some of the things we talked about, but I mean they hit some tough shots. They put up a huge second quarter. If we could have kept them down to fewer points in the second quarter, then we were down three or four at half, maybe that would have been a different game but they also played well in the third quarter."

On the Warriors backcourt:
"I don't worry about them making shots. Monta (Ellis) and Stephen (Curry) are both great players. They are both going to do just fine for us. They were just a couple of off games for both guys. Monta has been a little sick and Stephen has had just a couple off ones. I'm sure they'll play great tomorrow night. They will both have 30 and we will be talking about it. I have faith in those guys."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
StephenCurry30: That one got out of hand. I gotta play better. We gotta play better. Another opportunity tmw
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors guard Monta Ellis was in sing-songy spirits after the game. If his hyperextended right knee was hurting, he was hiding it well.
Rusty_SFChron: Warriors rookie Klay Thompson showed off an already swollen right shin, 30 mins after game. Wouldn't want to see it after flight to Memphis.


- Monta hyperextended his knee during the game. He seemed to be OK, but we'll see if there are any other reports about it.

What's next?

- It's a quick turnaround as we head over to Memphis and play the Grizzlies (16-14) tomorrow. Three game losing streak? Now we're in focus.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sat Feb 18 5:00pm @Grizzlies CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Feb 20 7:30pm Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Feb 22 6:00pm @Suns CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
All Star Weekend
Tue Feb 28 4:00pm @Pacers CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Wed Feb 29 4:30pm @Hawks CSNBayHD KTCT 1050


To the Warriors credit, I haven't pulled out this section much this season. But with a bunch of tough road games ahead, I feel you'll be seeing more of this.

Anyway, for tonight, this is a real life version of a popular shade of color optical illusion.

Real life version of the shade of color optical illusion.

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