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Warriors Game Day Links #53: Golden State Warriors 97 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 94 - TWolves had no clue what to do with a 20 pt lead

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APR 4, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA;     Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) takes a shot over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson (4) in the first quarter at Target Center.     Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
APR 4, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) takes a shot over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson (4) in the first quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

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Game thread: Game Thread #53: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves — The Late Season Watch List (680+ comments)

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Associated Press: Warriors rally from 20 down to beat T-Wolves | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors beat T-Wolves to snap 6-game slide
Matt Steinmetz: Lee leads Warriors to win vs. Wolves to snap skid
Adam Lauridsen: A Small Reward at an Unknown Cost (Warriors 97, Wolves 94)

Pregame News

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

Pregame Videos

- No pregame videos found.

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Jim Barnett interviews David Lee right after the game.

CSN highlights, recap.

Charles Jenkins highlights by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Warriors vs. Timberwolves: First half
Lee's Smash
Lefty And-one
Jenkins Big Bucket
Warriors vs. Timberwolves

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Warriors at Timberwolves: Postgame Interviews (4/4/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On The Win:
"It says a lot about who we are. We're going to battle and compete. This was a big time bounce-back win. We played a team in their building, coming off a tough loss for us. They had everything going for them, up by 20 points. We could have easily folded the tent. Give our guys credit, they bounced back and made plays. The third quarter was huge for us. Our offense was clicking, our defense made plays. We were communicating and battling. Great individual and collective effort."

On Turning The Game Around:
"I think it was a little of both. Coming out of that locker room in the third quart we scored the basketball, got great looks and got stops. We defend and we gave them different looks. Went zone a couple of times. Overall it was a combination of defensive intensity and offensively we executed."

On Stopping Kevin Love:
"You don't stop him, he's a great player. We tried to limit his touches. Fronting a little bit, trapping him, getting the ball out of his hand and forcing other players to beat us. We know he can do it, he's a heck of a player."
Charles Jenkins
On The Winning Shot:
"With eight seconds on the clock and me being as aggressive as possible, one step was all I needed to get to the basket."

On Learning From Coach Jackson:
"It starts with him. He has given me the confidence to make plays in clutch situations and that time I knew with eight seconds left on the shot clock, I had nothing to lose if I made an aggressive move to the basket. So, I was fortunate the basketball went in."
Klay Thompson
On The Win:
"We shared the ball real well and just looked for each other. First half we were just missing shots, easy shots that we usually make and it's going to happen. But, we battled through it. We did a good job battling adversity, we really needed this win."

On Getting This Win With Such A Young Team:
"Every game is a new experience because we're so young and wins like this are going to help us grow. We need wins like this going down the stretch. Charles came up so big for us tonight by making real big plays in the key. It was great for us to come out with this because it's going to help us grow as a team."

Interesting Tweets

gswscribe: TANK WATCH: Let’s presume #Warriors go 2-11 the rest of the way. They’d finish 23-43. In that case, GSW would need at least three of the four scenarios to happen to finish with the 7th-worst record: Toronto to finish 4-7, Detroit to finish 4-9, the Nets to finish 5-6, the Kings to finish 5-7. Of course, if the Warriors gut out too many more wins like they did at Minnesota, their slim chances of getting a top 7 pick and keeping their 1st rounder become even slimmer.


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- Keep on traveling and rebuild that tank losing streak, starting with another back-to-back on Fri/Sat.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Apr 06 6:00pm @Jazz CSNBayPlus KTCT 1050
Sat Apr 07 7:30pm Nuggets CSNBayHD / ESPN KNBR 680
Mon Apr 09 6:00pm @Nuggets CSNBayHD KTCT 1050
Wed Apr 11 7:30pm @Blazers CSNBayPlus / ESPN KTCT 1050
Thu Apr 12 7:30pm Mavericks TNT KNBR 680
Sat Apr 14 12:30pm @Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Apr 16 7:30pm Spurs CSNBayPlus KTCT 1050
Wed Apr 18 7:30pm Lakers CSNBayHD / ESPN KTCT 1050

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