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Warriors Game Day Links #54: Golden State Warriors 98 @ Utah Jazz 104 - Warriors tanked in the 4th qtr for a Klondike bar

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April 6, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Jeremy Tyler (3)during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
April 6, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Jeremy Tyler (3)during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: To be added: Title
Game thread: Game Thread #54: Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz (510+ comments)

Jazz: SLC Dunk
Recap: Warriors Vs. Jazz Post Game Thread: Utah holds of late "rally" from Golden State, wins 104-98
Game thread: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz, Apr 6


Associated Press: Jefferson, Harris lift Jazz over Warriors, 104-98 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Jazz top Warriors Jazz take control in 4th, defeat Warriors 104-98
Adam Lauridsen: A Meaningful Loss (Warriors 98, Jazz 104)

Pregame News

- Matt chat, Matt mailbag, and Matt's thoughts on DorelL Wright.
Matt Steinmetz: NBA mailbag: On losing to keep the pick
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz chat transcript (4.5.12)
Matt Steinmetz: Wright is not having as bad a year as you think

- Every time Klay, Jenkins, and Tyler go into the game, they call themselves "Rook City".
Rusty Simmons: Time to gauge level of moxie in Warriors' rookies

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

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7FM Audio
6:08 min: Thu: Matt Steinmetz, The Rise Guys
10:43 min: Thu: David Lee, Tierney and Davis
16:51 min: Thu: Larry Riley, Tom Tolbert

Mark Jackson on ESPN Radio - Indiana (4/6/12) by GoldenStateWarriors Warriors Roundtable Podcast (4/5/12) ft. Don Nelson, Adam Silver, Mark Jackson & More by GoldenStateWarriors

Postgame News

- No postgame news found.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson in the hallway.

Andris Biedrins lowlight by gumbywithpokey.

Recap and highlights from's game page:
Warriors vs. Jazz: First half
Wright's Over-the-Head Pass
Warriors vs. Jazz

Postgame Quotes and Stuff from recap

Photo Gallery

Warriors at Jazz: Postgame Interviews (4/6/12) by GoldenStateWarriors
Mark Jackson
On The Loss:
"Give my guys a lot of credit. They battled, hung in there, made big plays. At the end of the day, we have three rookies out there playing a lot of minutes for us. I thought the energy and effort were outstanding. We gave up too many transition points and we turned over the basketball 17 times which is a recipe for disaster on the road. Al Jefferson made big plays and Devin Harris got hot."

On The Warriors' Offensive Game:
"I thought we were very good offensively. We executed, got what we wanted down the stretch - defensively, (the Jazz) made some plays. (Al) Jefferson has made a living on the block and scoring. And Devin Harris hit some tough shots."

On Klay Thompson's Shooting:
"I'm really not worried about Klay Thompson. I know he's going to be fine. He's as good a shooter as there is in this league. He's learning night in and night out. I thought it was an outstanding performance by him tonight."
David Lee
On The Game:
"Well I think they had two weapons the entire night. Al played a great game inside and the big thing that killed us, it seems like every time it got close Devin Harris, who is a streaky three-point shooter but can get it get going, definitely got it going in the second half and made a bunch of big shots."

On Competing For The Playoffs:
"These are two teams that play hard and we're always it seems going to have to close games against one another and we're always going to compete to the end and the Jazz, whether they're going for a playoff spot, will play that way also ."
Klay Thompson
On The Game And The Biggest Difference In The Fourth Quarter:
"We were hungry, too, they just made good plays. I mean we tried to double down Al Jefferson because he was hurting us and he's one of the better post scorers in the game so that seemed necessary. Devin Harris did a good job of getting open shots and so did Gordon and we just got to give it to them, they just made plays."

On The Urgency To Win:
"We were fighting, too, and we outrebounded one of the better rebounding teams in the league so that just speaks to how hard we played. They made good plays at the end and executed in the fourth quarter and we got to do a better job of that. We did some good things out there, but made too many turnovers."

Interesting Tweets

(after the game)
GSWFastBreak: Sign the tank has gone to far: I found myself almost cheering for Devin Harris tonight.
gswscribe: TANK WATCH: Cleveland didn't do GSW any favors by beating host Toronto. But the Nets won. Warriors currently sit with 9th-worst record. They are two games behind Toronto, which owns the 7th-worst record, and 2.5 games behind New Jersey, for the 6th-worst record. Eight of Golden State's next nine games are against teams currently holding a playoff spot (counting Denver, in a battle with Phoenix tonight)


- No interesting notes to add tonight.

What's next?

- The Nuggets are in a fight to stay in a playoff spot. We're in a fight to keep the draft pick. They played tonight. So did we. We both have to travel. We'll be at home on national TV, which may motivate our guys to play hard. Uh oh.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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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