Hornets: At The Hive
Recap: Warriors 116, Hornets 112: "Welp wasn’t gonna drink….my liver hates Monty"
Game thread: Game 40: Hornets vs. Warriors
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Adam Lauridsen: Stabilizing (Warriors 116, Hornets 112)
- Previews of the game.
Jimmy Spencer: Warriors seek stabilizing win against red-hot Hornets
- How about a game of musical chairs? Stephen Curry will play, but David Lee stays out because of last night's ankle roll.
Rusty Simmons: GS Warriors: Saturday pregame — Curry in, Lee out
- No pregame videos.
- No postgame news.
On former Hornet Jarrett Jack's performance down the stretch:
"He was special. He was awfully good. He’s a guy who puts a lot of time in. He had a couple tough outings prior to this, but he’s a pro and we believe in him. And obviously there was something extra coming back and playing against former teammates. He made big plays for us, and it was a great win for our team in general."
On the difficulties overcoming the Hornets and his view on the Hornets’ future:
"The future is bright for this team. If you think about where they’re going to be financially and (draft) pick-wise with the talent that they have, it is scary. They’ve got an excellent head coach in Monty and a lot of talent. They put pressure on you defensively. They have guys who can knock down shots and guys who can make plays, and they got on a run. They shot 60 percent in the first half and we cooled them down to 57 percent for the game. I loved the way our team battled. We had every right to fold the tent and settle at about 5:30 to go, but we battled, got stops and made plays."
On finding another way to win while sticking to their identity:
"This was different, but our identity remains. We defended and battled, and we made mistakes but we didn’t quit. We rebounded and made adjustments and offensively I thought we executed and made plays. The thing I was most proud of is that we didn’t hang our heads, even when things weren’t going our way. It was a big time victory."
On the win against the Hornets:
"They’ve been playing well, especially since they got Eric Gordon back. We’ve been struggling a little bit. We have been a little banged up a little bit more than usual. This game was big for us, especially with some of the games coming up."
On finally being able to play after injuries:
"It’s been a difficult stretch for me over the last couple of months. I got injured in the preseason and tried to play through it. I wasn’t that successful. I didn’t shoot the ball particularly well. Then when I tried to take the time off and finally get healthy, the team was playing great and I lost my spot in the rotation. I just had a lot of faith in our team and the coaches that they are going to give me an opportunity to get my spot back and get back to a regular rotation."
On why Jarrett Jack is a good player:
"He is just such a gritty, gritty player. He is not the most athletic player. He is not the quickest player. He just has so much grit and so much heart. He is such a competitor. He is yelling at the bigs. He’s yelling at the smalls. He is such an intelligent player. He wants to win. I think that he also recognizes that this is a great opportunity for him, not only as an individual, but this is one of the better teams that he has had the pleasure of being on; so, he knows that these opportunities are rare and he wants to maximize them."
On winning against his former team:
"People tend to say that you play with a chip on your shoulder when you play against your old team. I play with a chip on my shoulder all of the time. Nothing has ever been given to me in this league. I always feel like every night, I just try to go out and prove myself no matter if I am playing against the Hornets, the Lakers, or the Bobcats. I have the same mentality each and every night, even though when I was on the way here my Ipod played, even though I had it on shuffle, a James Brown song came on (called) ‘The Big Payback.’ That was kind of weird."
On his play late in the fourth quarter:
"It was just a testament to my teammates, being the threat that they are allowed me to get into the lane. When I am able to do that, I just try to take advantage and come through for my team."
(before the game)
gswscribe: David Lee said his ankle blew up overnight. It was really swollen
(after the game)
JacksonMark13: @StephenCurry30 gets on the bus with a BAG of Popcorn! #Warriors http://t.co/AfCcvnSt
StephenCurry30: Poooooooooooopcooooooooooorn! http://t.co/ihUV43vD
StephenCurry30: May need to add a couple more P's next time
(after the game)
gswscribe: Curry said his ligaments are stable which is why can play. He said it doesn't feel like it has in the past
KCsFinest4: Trying to shower n not get my leg wet<<<<<
- David Lee DNP because his ankle became really swollen this morning after rolling it last night.
- On MLK day, we have an early day game against the Clippers for the 4th and last time. As much as I want beat the Clippers and take the season series, I don't know if Curry and/or Lee will be ready to play by then.
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