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Game Links #35: Golden State Warriors 103 vs Portland Trail Blazers 97 - Warriors withstand FURIOUS Damian Lillard 4th qtr comeback attempt

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Lillard drops 37, Warriors still win to avoid three-game losing streak
Game thread: Live Game Thread - Comment in Company (1160+ comments)
Preview: Point Guards Key as Portland Trailblazers Visit Golden State Warriors

Trail Blazers: Blazersedge
Recap: Tired Blazers Fall to Doughty Warriors in Lillard's Career Game
Postgame: Final: Warriors Bamboozle the Blazers, 103-97
Game thread: Gameday Thread: Blazers vs. Warriors
Preview: Blazers Try to Keep Ball Rolling at Golden State


Associated Press: Curry helps Warriors hold off Blazers | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Lee, Warriors hold off Blazers
Rusty Simmons: Lee lifts Warriors past Blazers
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors beat Portland despite career-high 37 points from Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard
Jimmy Spencer: Instant Replay: Warriors 103, TrailBlazers 97

Thu, Jan 10

- John Henry Smith dishes out the grades for the last game.
John Henry Smith: Grading the Warriors' performance vs. Memphis

- Damian Lillard has skills and demeanor, and is getting a lot of praise from around the league.
Marcus Thompson II: Oakland's Damian Lillard opening eyes around NBA
Rusty Simmons: Lillard returns to his basketball roots

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
9:06 min: 95.7 FM: David Lee on The Drive
19:24 min: KNBR: Mark Jackson with Tolbert and Ratto

Thursday practice interview bits.

Chronicle Live: Jim Kozimor interviews Bob Myers.

Podcast (1/10/13) - Roundtable ft. Richard Jefferson, Sam Amick, Al Attles & More by Warriors
This week's Warriors Weekly Roundtable.

Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Oakland's Lillard coming home to face Warriors

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
17:49 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Fitz and Brooks

Stephen Curry with Jim Rome

- Shootaround interviews.
41.8 MB: Mark Jackson at shootaround.
32.2 MB: Carl Landry at shootaround.

- Chris Mullin and Rick Barry took a visit to the Naismith Hall of Fame.
47.2 MB: Inside the Game: Mullins and Barry

Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos

Mark Jackson at the podium.

David Lee in the locker room.

Jarrett Jack in the locker room.

- More locker room interviews.
21.5 MB: Stephen Curry in the locker room.
7.7 MB: Carl Landry in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Warriors vs Trailblazers | Curry + Team Highlights (1-11-2013), by Blaiyan.

Warriors vs Trailblazers | Lee + Team Highlights (1-11-2013), by Blaiyan.

- Recap and highlights from's game page:
Thompson Alley-oop
Curry to Lee
Barnes Dunk
Steal and Slam
Trail Blazers vs. Warriors: First half
Trail Blazers vs. Warriors

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap
Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers: Postgame Interviews (1/11/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On Damian Lillard:
"I’ve watched him since Chicago’s pre-draft camp, a little bit in college and we worked him out here – I don’t think it did anything for him. He’s a heck of a basketball player no matter where he is. It’s great to see it because of the way he conducts himself and the way he plays - great poise. He’s going to be around for a long time. We’re going to have to deal with him. A great performance by him."

On defending LaMarcus Aldridge:
"He’s as good as it gets at the power forward position. With guys that talented you don’t take credit when they have tough nights because I don’t want blame when they have huge nights. At the end of the day, we tried to keep him out of rhythm and tried to get him to defend on the other end. I don’t want to take any credit individually or collectively for his night."

On seeing the big lead nearly disappear:
"This is a team that shot 43 three pointers. When you can get up shots like that and get hot you are going to be in ballgames. I think it’s good for us overall because we found a way, even though they got hot and spread the court with shooters - you have to put together a string of stops and then some quality possessions on the offensive end. 11 turnovers, we took care of the basketball. 28 assists we were unselfish on the offensive end. This is preparing us. Like I told my guys, where we expect to go, in these games, you are going to have to find a way to stop special players and this is great preparation for us."

On Draymond Green defending Damian Lillard:
"He was guarding him off of a switch on a pick-and-roll. He was not the primary defender against him. I have better options; with all due respect - Stephen Curry is a big time defensive point guard. I thought Klay Thompson did a very good job. I have confidence in Draymond’s (Green) ability to guard anybody on the floor – that’s why he’s out there."
David Lee
On taking extra pride in matching up with LaMarcus Aldridge:
"I’m confident as long as we keep winning, this guy versus that guy stuff will work itself out. I’m happy to finally be on a winning team and that’s the most important thing right now."

On seeing the big lead nearly disappear:
"I’m happy we had such a big lead because when [Damian] Lillard started doing what Lillard did we had ourselves a cushion. There are players in this league that are very tough when they get going. He hit some very difficult shots and we gave him some easy looks on top of it. That’s why you get the lead that you do so you can manage that and give him credit for playing a good game. We have to do a better job of when a guy gets going like that to take him out of the game and make someone else beat us."

On the upcoming schedule:
"This is a tough stretch for us. Every team has to play everybody. We are just going to take it one game at a time and we’re going to get some oxygen right now, then go to Denver and we plan on going there and getting a victory."
Stephen Curry
On tonight's game:
"For two and a half quarters – in the first half and most of the third – we had control of the game and were able to do the things we like to do on offense, then (Damian) Lillard got hot. Not to take away from his night, he made the shots, but we’ve got to find a way to stop a guy when he has it going like that."

On keeping his rythem despite Portland's defense:
"I just stayed confident. We had good ball movement I think the whole game. We got touches and went and made plays."

On team's difficulty stopping Portland in second half:
"Lillard was coming off ball screens knocking down shots, then they put in (Luke) Babbitt and had a small lineup so we had to rotate and cover the paint. They made tough shots and you can’t take away from that, but for the most part we have to find a way to guard that lineup if they keep knocking down shots throughout the game."

On Damian Lillard:
"He has talent. He’s probably going to be Rookie of the Year and he showed a lot tonight. I look forward to playing him again, hopefully we stop him."

Interesting Tweets
(after the game)
poormanscommish: I just walked into the Portland locker room and Pavlovic is eating spaghetti and meatballs. Lol.
poormanscommish: Damian Lillard's shirt collar matches his backpack strap which matches his shoes. Stylin'.
(after the game)
dandibley: Not gonna lie, Damien Lillard is making me proud I live in the town @0aklandish
gswscribe: @dandibley As long as you don't fire up one in Oracle


- Andris Biedrins DNP because of a strained right groin.

What's next?

- This is our last match with the McNuggets, and we have a chance to even the season series. But we only barely won in our 1 victory against them, and we'll be at their place. Based on the past matches and tonight's performance, I'm, uh, totally convinced we got this.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sun Jan 13 5:00 PM @Nuggets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Wed Jan 16 7:30 PM Heat CSNBayHD ESPN KNBR 680
Fri Jan 18 5:30 PM @Spurs CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Sat Jan 19 5:00 PM @Hornets CSNBayHD KNBR 680
Mon Jan 21 1:00 PM Clippers CSNBayHD KNBR 680

Full broadcast schedule at

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