Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Klay Thompson's career-high leads Golden State Warriors to 125-94 rout of Los Angeles Lakers
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- Postgame quotes and stuff from warriors.com recap
On tonight's game:
“There’s no secret that Klay Thompson is a phenomenal shooter. I don’t think enough credit is given that he’s a heck of a basketball player. Not only did he shoot the lights out, but he defended – first line of defense on Steve Blake. Our overall defense was awfully impressive tonight. Obviously that is a team that is coming off a big win last night, but we did the job we are supposed to do.”
On winnng on Opening Night:
“First of all, I want to give credit to the people that organized the introductions from the big screen to the curtains - I thought it was first class and how big time organizations do it. I thought our guys did a great job of being ready after the cheers. The ball went up and they were ready and prepared. It was a thing of beauty from beginning to end.”
On if they ran more for Thompson:
“Our guys do a great job of reading who is hot and finding the mismatch. I thought Steph (Stephen Curry) did an outstanding job of running the basketball team. In the first half, between he (Stephen Curry) and Klay (Thompson) they had two turnovers. He ran the basketball team and realized who had the hot hand and got him the basketball.”
On Andre Iguodala:
“When you look at him as a basketball player and you appreciate everything he does on the floor from rebounding to playmaking. He doesn’t care if he shoots and he doesn’t care about touches. He’s a guy with a high IQ and impacts the game without scoring. I don’t think you look at his numbers and try and justify why we got him or how much he is making, It doesn’t do him any justice to look at him that way. Happy to have him.
“You look at (Andrew) Bogut’s game the same way. I think you look at the people that make decisions here and we look at guys and the way they impact the game. Look at guys like (Andrew) Bogut, Andre (Iguodala) and Draymond (Green) the stat sheet doesn’t do anything for them. Rebounding, defending, high IQ, making plays, unselfishness – it’s a thing of beauty. Their mentality and approach is contagious and that’s why we win ballgames.”
On his performance:
“It felt great. That’s what we live for. It’s crazy, I never imagined I’d have 38 points in three quarters but you know what, you surprise yourself sometimes. It was an amazing night for me and I’ll enjoy it but tomorrow’s another big day.”
On when he knew he was feeling it:
“After like my third three; I just knew I was getting open looks. I was locked in before the game too. Actually, I knew in the pregame, I was hitting everything.”
On the team's defensive performance:
“We played great defensively tonight, outstanding. It’s a great way to start. We just tried to make them take contested shots, limit them outside the paint. Our post players played great tonight and it’s going to be another challenge tomorrow because the Clippers have great inside players and they’ve got great shooters now so it’s going to be a good challenge.”
On Thompson's performance:
“The way he started out the first six minutes you know it was going to be one of those nights. In transition and some of the play-calling we did to highlight him was definitely useful tonight. He definitely made them pay for some of the matchups and it was fun to watch.”
On getting a win:
“There’s a lot of anticipation for this season, obviously. I don’t think we’ve won a home opener in the past two years so it’s big for us to play well and leave the court with a win and make all of that show worth it. It was fun tonight but obviously it’s just one game and we’ve got to move on to the Clippers tomorrow.”
On Opening Night:
“It was a lot of fun. I think the organization did a great job of putting that together. This is my 10th one, you kind of get tired of opening night and the theatrics, you’re just ready to go play. I think it was done well and it kind of gave us a boost of energy coming out. So we’ve got to let that energy carry us throughout the first month of the season, keep it going and just stay focused.”
On moving forward and playing on the road:
“We understand that we’re going to have a lot of energy at home. I’ve been in a situation where I’ve won a lot of home games, team had the best home record in the NBA. Still, you’ve got to take care of business on the road. Energy gets you wins at home but it’s how you go on the road, compete against the top tier teams, and go in their home and steal a win.”
The Next Morning
- How pissed will the Clippers be tomorrow night? We'll see. I'd LOVE for us to mop up both LA teams and take over California. Happy Halloween!
|Thu||Oct 31||7:30 PM||@Clippers||TNT||KNBR 680 AM|
|Sat||Nov 2||7:30 PM||Kings||CSN Bay Area||KNBR 680 AM|
|Mon||Nov 4||4:00 PM||@76ers||CSN Bay Area||KNBR 680 AM|
|Wed||Nov 6||5:00 PM||@Timberwolves||CSN Bay Area||KNBR 680 AM|
|Fri||Nov 8||5:30 PM||@Spurs||CSN Bay Area||KNBR 680 AM|
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