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Warriors Game Day Links #46: Golden State Warriors 111 vs Sacramento Kings 108 - Kings outmistake, outtank the Warriors in the final possessions

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March 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) reacts to the referee's call against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
March 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) reacts to the referee's call against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Box score | Gameflow

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Game Thread #46: Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors — Another Day in the Tank (850+ comments)

Kings: Sactown Royalty
Recap: Kings 108, Warriors 111: Terrible Defense and Mistakes Down the Stretch Prove Costly
Game thread 2: Kings vs. Warriors: Open Game Thread II
Game thread 1: Kings vs. Warriors: Open Game Thread I
Preview: Kings, Finally Back Out On Road, Visit Warriors


Associated Press: Lee, Thompson lift Warriors past Kings, 111-108 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors hold off Kings
Matt Steinmetz: Thompson's 31 leads Warriors past King
Rusty Simmons: Klay Thompson's 31 key Warriors' small victory
Carl Steward: Klay Thompson scores 31 points as Golden State Warriors beat Sacramento Kings

Pregame News

- Cute little Jason Richardson story. J-Rich gets NCAA championship ring back

- Richard Jefferson sucks it up and makes the most of being traded.
Marcus Thompson II: Newest Warrior Richard Jefferson playing role of savvy vet

- Don't expect to see Andrew Bogut this season.
Marcus Thompson II: Andrew Bogut Says Coming Back this Season Highly Unlikely

- Joe Lacob sees Andris Biedrins as valuable as an expiring contract.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors: Struggling Biedrins could be on way out

- While the Warriors were on the road, Stephen Curry was in LA visiting a specialist.
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry Visits Specialist in L.A. Regarding Right Ankle
Rusty Simmons: Warriors getting another opinion on Curry's ankle

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
11:58 min: Fri: Matt Steinmetz, John Lund and Greg Papa
8:00 min: Fri: David Lee, The Drive
10:25 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 1, The Drive
11:22 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 2, The Drive
13:15 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 1, Ralph and Jim Kozimor
6:57 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 2, Ralph and Jim Kozimor
11:06 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 3, Ralph and Jim Kozimor
6:19 min: Fri: Andrew Bogut pt 4, Ralph and Jim Kozimor

CSN: Meet the Warriors' rookies

Chronicle Live: Greg Papa interviews Andrew Bogut

Mark Jackson at shootaround.

Klay Thompson at shootaround.

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Nate Robinson suffers strained hamstring.

CSN highlights, recap.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Kings vs. Warriors: First half
Dish and Dunk
Thompson Rejects Garcia
Kings vs. Warriors
Klay Thompson Strikes Again

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Kings Postgame Interviews (3/24/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On Klay Thompson:
"The guy is a heck of a player, a prototypical shooting guard. Great at coming off of screens, thought he was aggressive taking high percentage shots and he was unselfish. Defensively he's underrated because he battles - I thought he played an outstanding game."

On The Final Few Possesions:
"We made some mistakes and we are going to makes some mistakes when you think about being down to our third string point guard and not having a backup point guard and asking Dominic McGuire to play point down the stretch. He's a guy that has played every position for us this year. The thing I like about is even after David Lee got the five second call we were in the huddle saying 'it's OK, it's alright...let's get this stop' that's what winning teams do. It's easy to point the finger and to say 'Why didn't you cut? Why didn't you come to the ball? Why didn't you toss it inbounds?' the dialogue in that huddle was 'Ok, let's get a stop'. That's what winning teams do and it was awfully impressive."

On Charles Jenkins:
"He can flat out play. Every time I have asked him to be ready, he's been ready. He's a guy that shows up early, stays late, puts the extra time in and he's figuring it out. He made two dynamic passes to David Lee - I thought he played very well and he battled defensively."

On Changing Tactics Defending Demarcus Cousins:
"We battled and we decided to play some zone and give him different looks- the zone was very effective. The guys did a very good job of multiple effort plays and by that mean, our perimeter guys were able to tag him or soft double team him and keep him off balance and stay at home on their own man. A lot of the time you get guys not committed and they only do one or the other; tonight we were locked in and helped each other. It was a thing of beauty the way we communicated."

On Mickell Gladness:
"I thought he played very well. A big body, went after every shot - a big live body. He rebounded, finished at the rim - I thought he played very well and it was good to see."
David Lee
On The Forced Turnover Of Isaiah Thomas:
"I just tried to switch that pick and roll just because if we didn't, we would've had DeMarcus Cousins going down the middle of the paint. So I just tried to switch that pick and roll and my plan was to keep him in front, he tried to cross me over and he lost the ball. The biggest thing I was trying to do was force him to shoot a contested jump shot and not let him get by me."
Klay Thompson
On Getting More Attention On Offense:
"When you have 31 points through three quarters it's going to happen to anybody, you just have to stay consistent. I didn't do a good job in the fourth quarter tonight but that's what my teammates are for."

On His Confidence:
"It's always going to be high. If you want to succeed in this league you have to be confident. You really have to be confident in the game; you can't let anybody tell you you're not good enough because if you want to succeed and want the team to succeed, everybody always has to be confident and act like they belong out there."

On Feeling It Out There:
"With Steph (Curry) out of the lineup our scoring took a big hit so we just have to do it collectively and I just try to play my game. I have to be aggressive because if we want to win I have to score and be a threat out there. When I'm a threat out there it opens opportunities for everybody."


- The results of Stephen Curry's ankle examination is expected to be available Tuesday, which will allow Curry and the Warriors to decide what to do about the rest of the season.

What's next?

- There's another game tomorrow, on the road against the tanking Blazers. It's an earlier start time than tonight, plus the Warriors have to travel, so more fatigue please.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sun Mar 25 6:00pm @Trail Blazers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Mar 27 7:30pm Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Mar 28 7:30pm Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Fri Mar 30 7:30pm Nets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 01 6:30pm @Lakers CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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