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Warriors Game Day Links #61: Golden State Warriors 87 vs LA Lakers 99 - No gain, no loss on tank watch day

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Apr 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Mikki Moore (31) celebrates after making a basket at the end of the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Mikki Moore (31) celebrates after making a basket at the end of the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Box score | Gameflow

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Game Thread #61: Golden State Warriors vs LA Lakers - Tank watch day, and we're not getting any help. (460+ comments)

Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll
Recap: Lakers 99, Warriors 87: A Successful Night For Both Teams
Game thread: Lakers-Warriors Open Thread
Preview: Lakers - Warriors Preview: Take The Gimme


Associated Press: Bynum, Gasol lead Lakers' 99-87 rout of Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Gasol leads Lakers over Warriors
Matt Steinmetz: Lakers size too much for Warriors in 99-87
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry turns attention to next season
Adam Lauridsen: Taking No Chances (Warriors 87, Lakers 99)

Pregame News

- The announcement came from Larry Riley yesterday that Stephen Curry will be out for the rest of the season.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry expected to miss rest of the season
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors announce Curry out for season

- I think Matt's running low on article ideas.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors working on another playoff drought

- Since Klay Thompson took over the starting spot, he has put up better numbers than every rookie except Kyrie Irving.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Klay Thompson excels in place of Ellis

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

- Before the game, Stephen Curry talked about shutting it down for the season. Tim Kawakami has a transcript.
Tim Kawakami: Steph Curry, done for 2011-’12: “I know it’s tough to be a Warrior fan”
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Curry accepts that his season is done
Marcus Thompson II: Reality Has Set in For Stephen Curry; Sights Set on Next Season

Pregame Videos

John Henry Smith chats with Andrew Bogut.

Raw footage: Jerry West teaches Brandon Rush.

Video link: Raw footage: Jerry West teaches Brandon Rush (closer camera angle).

Shootaround interviews.

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Mickell Gladness in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Dominic McGuire highlight.

Jeremy Tyler highlight.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Lakers vs. Warriors: First half
Lakers vs. Warriors

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Lakers: Postgame Interviews (4/18/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On His Mindset The Final Few Games:
"I'm a man with tremendous faith. I don't look at where I am; I look at where I'm going and where I'm going to be. As long as you don't get caught up in where you are, it's very easy to stay excited about the promise. I know where I'm headed and I'm excited about it. It's very easy to jump up and down when you are the Western Conference champs and you are going to the NBA Finals. What my guys will remember most will be these days. Some would perceive these to be dark days, I believe these are times to build character and hold on to the rope even tighter."

On Klay Thompson Being Guarded By Metta World Peace:
"I think it's a valuable experience to go against different ways that teams are going to try and defend him. It's great experience, being doubled, grabbed and getting beaten up. The great's a complement. I think its valuable experience for him."

On Looking Ahead To The Future:
"I'm not going to sit here and tell you that it's easy to go out there without four of your best players. Four rookies against the Los Angeles Lakers or the San Antonio Spurs is not exciting. I think it's important because real leadership - people are looking at you closely during trials and tribulations. People are looking at you closely when you have an excuse to come in and rant and rave. I'm not here just to build champions. I'm here to build men, fathers, brothers and sons. It's important for me to show them how to act during adversity."
Klay Thompson
On Facing The Lakers At Home For The Second Time:
"We just didn't play well, both offensively and defensively. We knew that we were undersized coming in. We just gave up a lot of offensive boards and had too many defensive lapses."

On His Morale During The End Of The Season:
"No, not really because I used to wish for the opportunity of [getting] playing time, I'm now getting some, so I'm just trying to make the most of it."

On Going Up Against Some Of The Top Level Defenders On The Lakers:
"That was really good. We just missed a lot of wide open shots and we have to go and work on that. Just get in the gym and try to correct it tomorrow."
Jeremy Tyler
On Going Up Against Pau Gasol And Andrew Bynum:
"We had clear match ups on who we were guarding. We were playing against two of, arguably, the best big men in the game right now. I just went in with the mindset to play my hardest, do the best I can and follow our game plan while putting in a lot of effort."

On Learning New Lessons As A Rookie Going Up Against Veterens:
"What I take out of every game: just learning and getting better and focusing on little things. All of the great players have habits, techniques and trying to be a sponge and soak up everything that I can."

On Focusing His Efforts On The Next Game:
"Just going into the game playing my hardest. Going in knowing that I've played this team twice already and looking back at the things that I did wrong, attacking their weaknesses and just being the best player I can be."

Interesting Tweets

(during the game)
Rusty_SFChron: GS Warriors forward Dominic McGuire isn't crazy about his short haircut, so he's sporting the headband tonight.


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- We finally hit our back-to-back-to-back, and it's all on the road. That helps our tank, because the 3rd game is at the TWolves, who are on a 11 game losing streak.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Apr 20 5:30pm @Mavericks CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Sat Apr 21 5:00pm @Rockets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sun Apr 22 4:00pm @TWolves CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Tue Apr 24 7:30pm Hornets KTCT 1050
Thu Apr 26 7:30pm Spurs TNT KTCT 1050

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