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Tue, Mar 12
- Perhaps a little pregame looseness is what the team needs.
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors seek to recapture early-season mindset
- Matt Steinmetz held an online chat earlier today.
Matt Steinmetz: Matt Steinmetz NBA chat transcript (3.12.13)
- From one of the chat questions, in a 7-game series, who would win?
Matt Steinmetz: Why 'We Believe' team would beat this year's Warriors
- warriors.com blog's latest entry looks at the 6 playoff "hopefuls" fighting for the bottom 3 West playoff spots.
DotCom Blog: Path to the Playoffs
- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
11:13 min: 95.7 FM: Adonal Foyle on The Drive
10:23 min: 95.7 FM: Nate Thurmond on The Drive
13:28 min: KNBR: Andrew Bogut with Tolbert and Ratto
14:07 min: KNBR: Adonal Foyle with Tolbert and Ratto, part 1
14:52 min: KNBR: Adonal Foyle with Tolbert and Ratto, part 2
- Previews of the game.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors on Wednesday: Home vs. Pistons
Kyle Bonagura: Warriors look to serve Pistons seventh straight loss
- Before the game, Mark Jackson talked about Brandon Knight getting dunked on.
Kyle Bonagura: Mark Jackson feels for Brandon Knight
- No postgame news.
On tonight's game:
"Very pleased. I thought we made a statement early. There are nights this season where our bench has really carried us, but tonight when we went to the bench we dropped a little bit and allowed them back in the game. Detroit shot a very high percentage from the end of the first into the second quarter - that hurt us. Overall, very pleased with the way we got after it, the way we defended, the way we competed and executed on the offensive end. Unselfish basketball."
On Harrison Barnes:
"He was aggressive. The guys he's on the floor with - he's going to get those type of looks because he was cutting. He made decisions early and was aggressive. I wish he could play against a Duke guy every night. He was very good and he was in attack mode."
On Harrison Barnes taking advtange of David Lee double teams:
"That's part of our offense. I just thought Harrison (Barnes) did a very good job of reading it tonight and slashing to the hoop. Those opportunities are going to be there. The game is much easier when he has that mentality. He'll have openings because of the weapons on the floor with him."
On bringing in Andrew Bogut early in the fourth quarter:
"The score dictated that. There is nothing like having guys that have been around that understand what it takes to win and read different actions. His experience makes a difference. Festus (Ezeli) was great again tonight, but he's a guy that's learning. I thought it was important to put them away when we could, so we went back to pretty much the starters plus (Jarrett) Jack."
On turnovers late in the third quarter:
"I was upset because I understand what it takes to win in this league. It's not easy, no matter whom you are facing. I wanted to put them away when we could and not give them life. I thought by turning the ball over and giving them second chance opportunities we were hurting ourselves."
On the Detroit Pistons:
"They are a team with weapons. They have proven guys. We knew it would be a battle. Like I said, we are not Miami and we are not OKC - it will be a grind and we will have to gut out victories and play 48 minutes. Those aren't just sayings, that's who we are. At the end of the day, if we play our brand of basketball and defend at the level that we are capable of, we will be just fine. We are well aware that this will be a grind and at 50-50 we did some things very well and had to clean up some things. The mentality was let's start the third quarter being who we truly are."
On the Pistons:
"They didn’t give up, they kept playing as hard as they could. We executed down the stretch, I think that’s what allowed us to come out on top."
On getting involved in the second half:
"Well Coach (Jackson) has always told me from day one just be aggressive. We have great scorers on this team. I’ve got to find my place, find my niche wherever I can."
On tonight's second half adjustments:
"Just take care of the ball. When you have the ball don’t have as many turnovers and just try to keep those guys off the offensive boards."
On getting open for backdoor dunks:
"I try to be as accurate as I can. Bogut and (David) Lee are such great passers that when we get those backdoor cuts I just try to be accurate."
On the whole team contributing:
"At this point we're taking it game by game, and I thought our starters started the game off well, but then we had a bit of a dip in the first half but played well in the second half. Jarrett Jack stepped up big for us tonight, as did Stephen (Curry) and a bunch of the guys contributed. It was a big win for us with teams around us losing and we need to keep it up."
On the effectiveness of the offense:
"No question. We were just trying to do what we did last game and that's move the ball. When we move the ball like that offensively we're unselfish, we're a very tight group and the rest is defense. We didn't control the boards as well as we wanted to last night but that's something we can improve next game."
On Curry and Lee setting the tone offensively:
"Well the most important thing is that we remain efficient. We both shot a good percentage tonight. It's not about going out there and jacking up shots, it's about getting in rhythm and the flow of the offense. We both shot a good percentage and that was huge."
On the whole team contributing as the playoffs draw near:
"I think so, not only tonight but a few nights before this. It wasn't our best effort, not our prettiest game, but in stretches we showed what we're capable of. For us tonight it was about finishing the defensive effort with a rebound. They did a tremendous job of attacking the offensive glass and once we were able to do that we extended our lead."
On the team's defense:
"Rotations are something we practice daily. We preach covering for one another. With (Andrew) Bogut in there that alters a lot of shots, certainly Steph (Curry) did a tremendous job, David (Lee) - we do it by committee. We do it collectively and we just try to do what Coach (Jackson) instilled in us since day one."
On the team's ability to win games when it isn't playing at its best:
"That's what the NBA is all about. We know that we're a very capable offensive ball club. Some nights that's not going to be the thing that carries you. The one thing you can always take pride in is effort on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. For us, we know if we get that defensive end going we're going to get the offense going that much easier."
RicBucher: How good was Jarrett Jack rolling Wednesday night vs. the Pistons after being off track for all of March? So good
that when he hit the side of the backboard on a left corner 3 after making 7 of his first 10 shots, both coach Mark Jackson and assistant coach Mike Malone asked him, in a Detroit timeout 19 seconds later, what happened. Nobody would've asked about, or been surprised at, a shot like that from him in the previous nine games, considering he shot 28 percent over that stretch. But after a post-game shooting session with Malone following the Warriors' win over the Knicks, Jack appeared to have regained the stroke that has made him my leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year. Jack's explanation to Jackson: someone on the Pistons' bench behind him was messing with his shorts and "the ball was suddenly there." Normally he wouldn't have let the short pulling bother him if he thought the play was coming to him, but he told me later he expected Steph Curry to find a shot for himself. "Steph was on an iso," he said. "I thought he'd just do his thing. Suddenly DLee is throwing me the ball. I wasn't ready." He could laugh about it , and did, because the Warriors won 105-97 and it was the one obvious miscue (5 assists, 0 turnovers) after several weeks of un-Jack-like mistakes in the clutch.
- Supposedly, Draymond Green sprained his ankle some time during the game, but we didn't see when it happened.
- Homestand 4-2. Did you see the Kings score against the Bulls? 121-79 tonight. Can someone ask Keith Smart what they did so we can do the same thing on Friday?
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