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Game Links #37: Golden State Warriors 75 vs Miami Heat 92 - Players, fans shell-shocked from Curry's shootaround ankle sprain

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Final: Golden State Warriors 75, Miami Heat 92, Warriors fans :.(
Game thread: Game Thread - Cool the HEAT (990+ comments)
Preview: Miami Heat @ Golden State Warriors Preview: Not LeBest time for a rematch vs LeBron

Heat: Hot Hot Hoops
Recap: LeBron hits milestone as Heat easily steamroll Warriors 92-75
Game thread: Thread: Miami Heat seek bounce back win against the Golden State Warriors


Associated Press: James eclipses 20K points, Heat top Warriors 92-75 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: James becomes youngest to reach 20k points as Heat roll past Warriors
Jimmy Spencer: Instant Replay: Heat 90, Warriors 75
Rusty Simmons: Missing Curry, Warriors routed by Heat
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors get blasted by Miami Heat
Adam Lauridsen: Missing (Warriors 75, Heat 92)

Pregame News

- I'm sure people cringed when Stephen Curry goes for a layup, but did anyone cringe about Curry at SHOOTAROUND???
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors PG Stephen Curry Sprains Right Ankle at Shootaround
CSN Bay Area Staff: Curry game-time decision vs. Heat
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry out for Miami Heat game with ankle injury
CSN Bay Area Staff: Curry won't play vs. Heat

- Mark Jackson isn't the kind of coach that will cuss out a player, hang them out to dry, or point the finger at them.
Marc Spears: Old feud with ex-Knicks bosses helped shape Mark Jackson's coaching philosophy

- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Curry questionable vs. Heat as Warriors eye franchise history

Pregame Videos

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
8:19 min: 95.7 FM: Chris Mannix on The Rise Guys
11:12 min: 95.7 FM: Garry St. Jean on The Wheelhouse
9:46 min: 95.7 FM: Brent Barry on The Drive

- Shootaround interviews.
24.2 MB: Shootaround interview bits

Garry St. Jean's telestrates our final play against the Heat.

Postgame News

- This article includes some Mark Jackson quotes during pregame.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry sidelined by ankle injury again

Postgame Videos

CSN highlights, recap.

Warriors TV game wrap.

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

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap
Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Heat: Postgame Interviews (1/16/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On tonight's game:
“Disappointing. We didn’t play our brand of basketball. I felt at times we didn’t compete. At the end of the day, the thing that was most discouraging is that at times, when we missed shots, we put our heads down – discouraged. It affects us in different aspects of the game and that can’t happen. We certainly have to be better. You move this one aside and you come ready tomorrow to get better. Disappointing, but we faced a team that remembered what took place in South Beach and came with a mindset to make a point both individually and collectively. That’s what great players do – all-time great players. I thought Dwyane Wade did that with Klay (Thompson) remembering what took place in South Beach and I thought LeBron James played with an edge all night long to rally his guys”

On the early turnovers:
“They got into us early and we were not meeting force with force. We were careless and that hurt us. Against teams like that you can’t allow them to get it going in transition because you are in for a full fight. That hurt us.”

On if the team became demoralized during the game:
“I’ve seen it from them sporadically. I’ve seen it from different individuals, but I haven’t seen it much as a group. That was the disappointing thing tonight. One thing I told them is that we build a cushion not to fight off everybody, but we build a cushion to build another one.”

On if the loss can be attributed to not having Stephen Curry:
“That’s the easy way out. We are a no excuse basketball team. One thing I told them was that they made a heck of a case for Stephen Curry to be in the All-Star game. If we can go from a top notch team to the team that played tonight just with missing one guy, that says a lot about him. We still had a veteran guy in Jarrett Jack and a proven guy in Charles (Jenkins) -across the board we didn’t get it done.”
Jarrett Jack
On turning the ball over:
“They’re a team who’s a defensively minded ball club. We kind of allowed them to get into a rhythm offensively by not taking care of the ball early and they’re a team that makes you pay for it on the other end.”

On the Heat seeking revenge:
“Probably that and they’ve been going through a tough stretch as well. I know they were looking for a game to kind of get themselves back on track and definitely I’m sure they remember us. You know you kind of remember a team that comes into your home building and outplays you for 48 minutes. That’s what they did to us tonight.”

On going through a tough stretch:
“I think we will be fine but every team goes through peaks and valleys. You know how deep and how high (you go) is all relative to every ball club. The best thing we have is a chance to go to San Antonio to correct it and get back to our style of play. Everyone is going to point to Stephen [Curry] being out or whatever the case may be, of course we would love him in the lineup but that one person isn’t going to save the way we have been playing the past couple of games."

Interesting Tweets
(before the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Steph Curry won't play tonight, but x-rays were negative on his injured right ankle. He'll return based on his progress, according to team.
gswscribe: Curry's x-ray is negative. He is out tonight and his return will be based on his progress
gswscribe: When I know something, I'll report it as fast as possible. Promise RT @Lmmazq anything about Bogut?
(after the game)
Rusty_SFChron: Steph Curry postgame: "I haven’t been in this situation for a while, so I don’t know if it will be a fast or slow process. We’ll see (Thu).
Rusty_SFChron: Curry said he'll fly with the team to San Antonio and New Orleans, whether or not he plays Friday and Saturday.
(Stephen Curry in the locker room)
gswscribe: PG Stephen Curry kept it real about his sprained right ankle, concluding "it'll be all right." Said a lot more...

Q: You’ve been through this a lot. Can you gauge how bad it is? “I haven’t had a sprain in two-and-a-half months so my ligaments are as probably the healthiest they’ve been. Just have to wait and see how they recover.”

“I haven’t been in this situation for a while. I don’t know if it will be a fast or slow kind of deal just because after two surgeries and all that process, it finally had the time to cool down. So we’ll see tomorrow.

Q: Was it hard to watch your team turn it over so much?
“We write that on the board every game. For us to have a chance to win, we have to have quality possessions and not fuel other teams’ fastbreaks and give them transition buckets with turnovers. We started off the game a little hectic the first two or three possessions and I don’t think we settled down. Jarrett had a solid game getting to the basket and getting shots up, but it was tough for everybody else to get involved.”

Q: Are you game-by-game?
“Yeah. It’s the same kind of situation as I’ve been in before. Just a matter of how fast it will heal.”

Q: Could you have played tonight if you needed to?
“No chance. Hopefully that’s not a bad sign. Usually when I’ve sprained it before, it’s been (a situation where) I keep playing or bounce back fairly quickly. But after six hours, icing it all afternoon, it just didn’t have a shot tonight.”

Q: How’s your right knee?
“It’s all right. That might have been a blessing in disguise. I was really going to try to push it to play through that and I didn’t get a chance to really test it out. That’s why I was chasing down that loose ball in shootaround, just to give my knee a shot, let me know how it felt. I was kind of going a little overboard with my intensity this morning. So I don’t really know how it would’ve responded, to be honest with you. But I’ve got a couple more days to figure that out, too.”

Q: Will you be extra cautious?
“My ankle will speak for itself. I’ve been through this plenty of times. OI know that if I can have complete strength in all the tests we do and no soreness— that’s going to be my two guidelines.”

Q: Does it hurt to walk around on it now?
“It’s sore. Just a normal sprain. Ask any player when they sprain their ankle and they probably have the same sensations I’m having now. Obviously, I have a history with it so it’s going to be a bigger thing than normal. But right now, I feel like it’s just like anyone else who sprained their ankle the way I did it. Just gotta wait and see how it recovers"


- According to Mark Jackson during pregame, Stephen Curry hurt himself chasing a loose rebound. The sad part is, Mark Jackson had prefaced that with: "We don't do much at shootaround". Siiiigh.

What's next?

- We got a two gamer road trip in San Antonio, then in New Orleans. It wouldn't surprise me if they held out Curry for those two back-to-back games so he has more time to heal his ankle (and possibly his knee as well). Will we win in San Antonio? Better luck next time.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
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
Wed Jan 23 7:30 PM Thunder CSNBayHD NBATV KNBR 680
Fri Jan 25 5:00 PM @Bulls CSNBayHD KNBR 680

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Take a deep breath, sit in a comfortable position, turn the volume to a moderate level, and enjoy some fireworks. Backwards.

Fireworks In Reverse [NYE 2012 Melbourne]

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