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Warriors Game Day Links #40: Golden State Warriors 103 vs Boston Celtics 105 - Nellieball's back: Running, gunning, and scoring from everyone

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Mar 14, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass (30) is fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 14, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass (30) is fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Box score | Gameflow

SBNation Network

Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Warriors Vs. Celtics Preview/Game Thread #40 - "The New Warriors" going for 4 straight wins! (1390+ comments)

Celtics: CelticsBlog
Recap: Celtics Over Warriors as KG Buries The Jumper
Game thread: Celtics Visit Warriors - Short Handed vs Short Handeder


Associated Press: Garnett leads Celtics past Warriors 105-104 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Garnett hits game-winner, Celtics top Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Thompson nets career-high 26, but W's fall 105-103
Adam Lauridsen: Ideal (Warriors 103, Celtics 105)

Pregame News

- They want to rest Stephen Curry's ankle now.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors guard Stephen Curry could be sidelined for awhile
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors notebook: Stephen Curry's goal is to get healthy before he plays

- More talk about the trade.
Matt Steinmetz: In wake of Ellis-Bogut trade, some key issues
Marcus Thompson II: Why the Warriors Pulled the Trigger on the Monta Ellis-Andrew Bogut Trade
Marcus Thompson II: Jerry West on the trade: “I think next year, oh my goodness.”
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors brass elated over trade for Andrew Bogut

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
12:11 min: Marcus Thompson II, Murph Mac
41:32 min: Larry vs Gary on the trade, then Rusty Simmons
12:55 min: Larry Riley, Fitz and Brooks
15:05 min: Larry Riley, Tierney and Davis

Larry Riley press conference.

More Larry Riley press conference.

Still more Larry Riley press conference.

Joe Lacob on CSN pregame.

More Joe Lacob on CSN pregame.

Postgame News

- More stuff about the trade.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors front office says trade was needed
Rusty Simmons: Warriors will keep Stephen Jackson, for now

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Klay Thompson in the locker room.

David Lee in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Celtics vs. Warriors: First half
Biedrins Stuffs Bass
Rush Dunk
Celtics vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Celtics Postgame Interviews (3/14/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On Klay Thompson:
"I thought we played great. Offensively he was aggressive and also made plays. There is no secret, he is not afraid of the moment. More importantly, defensively he took the challenge of one of the premiere two guards to ever play the game and made life tough for him - thought he played great."

On The Team Competing Well Following The Trade:
"I'm a guy that played this game and I'm well aware of how impressive it is for my guys - what has taken place the last 24 hours with a big victory on the road and come here and play against a championship team, that has been waiting for us, I could not be more satisfied with the energy, the effort and the commitment from my guys. Now we're not jumping up and down, but we are certainly not discouraged by what took place tonight. This is a type of performance to build on."

On What Shot They Were Looking For On The Final Possession:
"A three - we were going for all the marbles. Got a good look. The play wasn't for Nate [Robinson] but we had shooters on the floor so we were fine with whatever the opening was. Thought it would be asking a lot to go into overtime with all the minutes the guys have played, but we were rolling the dice."

On Defending The Final Possession For The Celtics:
"I thought Dre [Andris Biedrins] did an outstanding job switching onto Paul Pierce and extending out to the three point line and moving his feet. Brandon [Rush] probably overreacted, but understandably, because he saw Dre [Andris Biedrins] on Paul Pierce. At the end of the day, Kevin Garnett stepped into an 18-footer and we know he can make that shot. I thought the defense was very good up until that point. Great players make great plays. Give [Paul] Pierce credit also, he made the play to an open KG [Kevin Garnett].
David Lee
On Klay Thompson:
"Klay (Thompson) did an unbelievable job. He was playing against his favorite player in the league in Ray Allen and took it as a challenge. I thought our team competed unbelievably tonight on our fourth game in five nights when Boston was rested. We are no longer about moral victories; we deserve to win games when we go out with that intention. However I don't think anybody on this team can hang their heads down with the way we played tonight. We are ready for Friday and go back to our winning ways."

On Playing Without Monta Ellis And Ekpe Udoh:
"We need to make everyone on the court a threat. Tonight with the way we were moving the ball and guys were being aggressive. That is when we're going to be the most effective."

On Going To Him Late In The Games:
"I think what coach likes about me in those late game situations is that not only am I able to get my own shot but I can also find other guys. Tonight on the final play we did go for the win. Being at home, being on our fourth game on five nights we went for a three point shot. I thought Nate (Robinson) got a great shot up. That's a shot he can make and we're happy with him taking that shot."
Klay Thompson
On Adding More Moves To His Game:
"I have to do that if I want to stay on the floor and keep defenses honest. If I want to be successful I have to add more to my game for this team to keep going."

On Playing Without Monta Ellis And Ekpe Udoh:
"Without them two, elite players, we just have to be unselfish. We did that well tonight. We just have to play that much harder, especially on the defensive end. We can't give up easy buckets because we don't have Monta (Ellis) to bail us out and score 40 a game. We just have to band together. We have done a great job at that the past two games and we have to do that Friday as well."

Interesting Tweets

(during the game)
MSteinmetzCSN: Nobody on Warriors talking playoffs anymore. It's all ... "Let's see what happens."

(after the game)
gswscribe: @DWRIGHTWAY1 denied reports that he wants to be traded. Wright said after Wednesday's game: "I never said anything about me wanting to go any where. I want to be here. I didn't say none of that." Wright said he is buying a house in the Bay and is committed to the Warriors. He said he hasn't conveyed any such desires about being moved to Golden State management.
gswscribe: Dominic McGuire is taking responsibility for Stephen Jackson: "I will keep him straight. That's my dude." ... They played together in CHA


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh get to play their first game for the Bucks... against us here at Oracle on Friday. Cheer for them both when you see them.

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