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Game Links #5: Golden State Warriors 106 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 93 - Knock down one Splash Brother, and another rises and takes its place

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Klay Thompson helps Warriors overcome slow start, Stephen Curry ankle injury to beat Timberwolves, 106-93
Game thread: Game thread: Warriors at Timberwolves at 5 p.m. (2010+ comments)
Preview: Preview: Warriors vs. Timberwolves... Loser gets loss No. 2 of the season!

Timberwolves: Canis Hoopus
Recap: Wolves Fall To Warriors 106-93
Game thread 2: Warriors at Wolves 2nd Half Thread
Game thread 1: Warriors at Timberwolves Game Thread
Preview: Fast Times at Target Center: A Warriors-Wolves Preview


Associated Press: Thompson scores 30 to lead Warriors over Wolves | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors stay golden with another victory over T-Wolves
Rusty Simmons: Barnes returns, Curry exits in Warriors' win | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 5: Warriors 106, Minnesota 93 — with Curry ailing in the locker room
Marcus Thompson II: Bench helps Warriors beat Timberwolves 106-93 | (Mobile)
Marcus Thompson II: Barnes, Warriors’ Bench Come Up Big in Road Win Over Minnesota
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Thompson's huge fourth quarter lifts W's past Wolves
Monte Poole: Good news, bad news from Warriors' win in Minnesota
Feltbot: Warriors 106 Timberwolves 93: Give Lee Some Love
Adam Lauridsen: Bruising (Warriors 106, Wolves 93)

Pregame News

- Notes from shootaround.
Rusty Simmons: GSW at MIN shootaround: Barnes is a game-time decision, Martin paved way for Curry, Lee’s challenge begins
Marcus Thompson II: Harrison Barnes a Game-Time Decision Tonight
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors coach Mark Jackson calls Miami Dolphins' incident unacceptable | (Mobile)

- Stephen Curry and Mark Jackson talk about the new commercials.
Rusty Simmons: Exclusive: Sneak peek of Stephen Curry, Mark Jackson in ESPN’s RV commercial

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- Transcript of Harrison Barnes in the locker room.
Marcus Thompson II: For the First Time in a Month, Harrison Barnes Speaks

Postgame Videos

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap
Photo Gallery

Mark Jackson
On the win:
"It was a combination of teams missing shots but mostly our defense. We are making good teams work. It’s been a great spot for us."

On Curry's injury:
"It’s a tough, unfortunate injury. I have guys that I believe in. Versatility showed, Andre showed how important he is, comfortable and moving over handling the basketball and facilitating our offense. Hopefully stuff will be fine and we continue to march on."

On the bench's effort:
"I thought our bench was huge - scoring, rebounding and defending. Guys came in and gave great minutes and it was a thing of beauty. Harrison (Barnes) was very good for his first game, gave us scoring bunch of the bench made a huge pass to Moe for an open three. It was a good win for us, against a team that other than one night had been playing very, very well."

On Klay's shooting performance:
"Matter of time for that. I don’t think he played particularly well before that. It had nothing to do with his shooting. Challenged him at halftime and he is an incredible shooter and I think he had a spectacular second half."

On Harrison Barnes:
"He’s a scorer and I want him to be in attack mode. I don’t want him to be frustrated when he’s missing shots. But I want him to be in attack mode and he really was tonight and it shows how much better we can be with him coming in from on the bench."
Klay Thompson
On his tough shooting in the first half:
"You can’t worry about it. As a shooter you have to be a continuous player. Whether you make it or miss the last shot, you just can’t think about it. You’ve just got to let it fly."

On what triggers a scoring outburst like his fourth quarter:
"When you see three or four go in in a row, especially from the three-point line and you get an open look, you’re just in a certain flow. You just don’t even think about it, just let it go."

On what Mark Jackson told him at halftime:
"He just told me to wake up and that’s not the player he knows. And try to do it on both ends."
Stephen Curry
On his injury:
"It’s fine. I was going to try and force and get back out there but you’ve got to be smart long term about this being a nagging thing down the road. Especially when guys are playing well. That’s why we’re so deep. I’m back here in the locker room and we go on a huge run. It’s a good problem to have when you have so much talent. Everybody can step up at any given time."

On the bench:
"Our bench really took advantage of theirs tonight. I think they were shooting 60-something percent in the first quarter, and then in the second quarter the second group comes in and goes on a huge run and gets a lot of stops. They got good shots on the other end and gave us the lead back and then we come back in and try to capitalize on it."
David Lee
On the bench tonight:
"Our bench did a great job tonight. Mo Speights, Jermaine O’Neal, Draymond Green. Guys came in and gave great minutes. Harrison Barnes coming back for us was huge. Our bench was one of the big reasons why we got this victory tonight on the road."

On the Timberwolves:
"They were really gritty tonight. The Wolves, their strength inside between Pekovic and Love and some of their other guys, they’re very strong inside so they did a good job of being tough on the glass and finishing tough on the other end."


- Stephen Curry hurting his right knee and then spraining his left ankle were two SEPARATE incidents. The right knee was caused by Ricky Rubio holding his leg. The left ankle sprain happened when he landed on Kevin Love's foot.
- Next day update: MRIs say the original bone bruise diagnosis (not ankle sprain) was correct.

What's next?

- We'll see if Stephen Curry really is ready to play by Friday. All this "probably" talk could be strategic smokescreens for the Spurs' scouts.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Nov 8 5:30 PM @Spurs CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Sat Nov 9 5:00 PM @Grizzlies CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Tue Nov 12 7:30 PM Pistons CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Thu Nov 14 7:30 PM Thunder TNT KNBR 680 AM
Sat Nov 16 7:30 PM Jazz CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM

Full broadcast schedule at

The Next Day

- If you haven't heard by now, the Warriors have changed the left ankle sprain back to the original diagnosis of a bone bruise. Do you believe that?
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry Didn’t Sprain His Ankle After All

- Notes from Thursday's practice. Curry didn't practice.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors downplay rematch with Spurs | (Mobile)

- Everyone's happy to have Barnes back, plus notes for tomorrow's game.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes thrives in season debut | (Mobile)

- Bob Myers talks about how the front office rebuilt the Warriors into a winning franchise.
Monte Poole: Myers, Warriors seek to emulate Buford, Spurs

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