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Game Links #30: Golden State Warriors 105 vs LA Clippers 103 - Christmas cheer? More like Christmas intensity, chippiness, and ejections.

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap: Golden State Warriors defeat Los Angeles Clippers, 105-103. The kind of Christmas gift that burns down the tree.
Postgame: Post game fireworks - Take that, Clippers!
Game thread: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers: The Christmas Day nightcap (1660+ comments)
Preview: Preview: Clippers at Warriors, Christmas 2013
Q&A: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Christmas Day Q&A: Clips Nation answers GSoM's questions

Clippers: Clips Nation
Recap: Clippers 103, Warriors 105: Cowardly Basketball
Game thread: Clippers-Warriors open thread
Preview: Clippers-Warriors preview: Christmas night smackdown
Q&A: Clippers-Warriors: The Questionable Blogger where GSOM answers your questions


Associated Press: Warriors beat Clippers on testy Christmas night | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Warriors prevail over Clippers in heated contest
Rusty Simmons: Warriors edge Clippers in scrappy game, 105-103 | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 30: Warriors 105, Clippers 103
Carl Steward: Golden State Warriors beat Los Angeles Clippers | (Mobile)
Carl Steward: Game 30 Rewind: No matter the way it was accomplished, Warriors’ win over Clippers may be huge in the big picture
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Warriors win heated game with rival Clippers
Monte Poole: Rewind: W's show toughness, set up rivalry with Clippers
Feltbot: Warriors 105 Clippers 103: Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men
Adam Lauridsen: Squaring Off and Measuring Up (Warriors 105, Clippers 103)

Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Monte Poole: Fast Forward: Curry, Paul provide Christmas entertainment

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- No postgame news.

Postgame Videos

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap
Photo Gallery

Mark Jackson
On if this is a rivalry now:
“It was a tough hard fought game, but I still believe this isn’t a rivalry because neither one of us have done anything. It was two teams playing with an edge competing against each other. Just a hard fought game.”

On the animosity between the two teams:
“We like them. Merry Christmas.”

On tonight's altercations:
“We understand it, but it’s just physical basketball. We don’t get caught up in it. Fouls, hard fouls, rebounds and screens – just good old fashioned basketball. Two teams were playing for something. At the end of the day we know they are a very good basketball team. Nothing but respect for them.”

On Klay Thompson's defense on Chris Paul:
“I thought his defense was stellar all night long. He was guarding a superstar basketball player and he was trying to make life tough for him. Contesting shots, fighting through screens – did an outstanding job. When closing out the game he was very disciplined and his length kept him in the plays. I thought the guys behind him did a great job whether it was the bigs, or the small guys like Harrison (Barnes) or Andre (Iguodala) switching off onto Chris Paul. You don’t guard Chris Paul with one guy. Klay Thompson did a great job, but you do it as a unit and as a group.”

On the team minimizing their turnovers:
“Feels real good. When we take care of the basketball we are tough to beat. It starts with Steph (Stephen Curry). He didn’t have his best shooting night, but did a great job down the stretch making plays. I thought he did a great job taking care of the basketball. He was facilitating and not turning over the basketball and that was contagious. We got good looks all night long and it kept us in the ballgame despite missing shots. If you turn the ball over against them it’s fast break dunks and fast break three point shots.”

On Harrison Barnes:
“He was very aggressive. He got the opportunity and was looking to make plays and he battled on the defensive end. He’s got to play that way because I’m not going to bench him. He would be the first to tell you that he’s not playing his best basketball. The thing I love about him is that he’s not pointing the finger and he’s in the gym working. Made some big plays for us tonight and it’s great to see.”
Draymond Green
On coaches not calling this game a rivalry:
“It depends on what you describe a rivalry as. Its two hard-playing teams. At the end of the day, they want to win and we want to win. Both teams have something to play for. Both teams feel like they can play late in June so both teams are going to play hard. I’ve said it before; you have some key matchups in the game where guys want to go at each other. Anytime you have that, you’re going to have a tough, hardnosed game.”

On tonight's win:
“It’s a good win for us. At the end of the day, we did what we needed to do to win a basketball game. It went back and forth, and when we needed to get a stop we were able to come up with a couple stops and that’s what it boils down to. We made the necessary plays that we needed to make to win a game.”
David Lee
On why the game was so physical:
“I wouldn’t call it a rivalry. I’d say that we’re two teams that seem to always play close games and tonight was no exception. Two teams with a lot of guys with pride on the line and I thought tonight was a game of runs. I thought tonight they got off to a great start and we didn’t play well to start the game. We were able to come back with our defense and I thought we finished the game great.”

On limiting turnovers and winning the rebounding battle:
“Beating them on the boards is one of the biggest things. Keeping them out of transition by keeping our turnovers low and finding a way to rebound with all the athletes they have, if we can do those two things we’ll be in the game and we did those two things tonight. Outrebounding them was a huge part of it though because last game I think they had 16 offensive rebounds or something against us and killed us on the boards.”

On Klay Thompson's defense on Chris Paul:
“Chris [Paul] is one of the best finishers in the game. He’s one of those guys that everybody in the gym knows the ball is going to him in the last couple seconds and he made a nice drive and was looking for contact and Kent [Bazemore] stepped over one time and Klay [Thompson] was able to get a block. They played some great defense at the rim, our guards did. That’s a tough guy to do that with and also not commit fouls. I’m proud of our guys, we got stops when it counted.”

On the Christmas Night win at home:
“Huge. It’s huge. It’s a nationally televised game against a team that’s not a rival, but a team that’s a very good basketball team and just happy that we could go out and get another win. I think that’s three-in-a-row now and we’re just trying to build something for this East Coast trip coming up.”


- No interesting notes tonight.

What's next?

- The last home game before a monster road trip to the East is against the Suns, who outmismatched us last time at their place. Let's see if tonight's intense game woke up the Warriors, or if they go back to playing crappy basketball.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Fri Dec 27 7:30 PM Suns CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Sun Dec 29 3:00 PM @Cavaliers CSN Bay Area KTCT 1050 AM
Tue Dec 31 2:00 PM @Magic CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Thu Jan 2 4:30 PM @Heat CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM
Fri Jan 3 4:30 PM @Hawks CSN Bay Area KNBR 680 AM

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- It's a fun little game we've been playing around here. Pick 4 guys whom you think will produce the highest total score based on their stats: pts + rebs + ast + 2*stl + 2*blk - to. How did you do in tonight's game? Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers

Santa Cruz Warriors

Thursday 12/26/2013

- The latest All-Star voting numbers are out.
CSN Bay Area Staff: Three Warriors vying for All-Star berths

- Aftermath of last night's chippiness.
CSN Bay Area Staff: NBA admits referees made mistake in ejecting Griffin
Associated Press: Draymond Green fined $15,000

- Notes from practice.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors developing a reputation as pests | (Mobile)
Jimmy Durkin: Blake Griffin's accusation not fazing Golden State Warriors | (Mobile)
Monte Poole: Bogut, Warriors respond to Clippers' 'cowardly' claims

- At the 30 game mark, Monte Poole thinks the Warriors are still trying to define themselves.
Monte Poole: Warriors still struggling to find identity 30 games into season

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