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Game Links #R1G1: Golden State Warriors 95 @ Denver Nuggets 97 - Lee right hip flexor strain. Warriors valiant comeback stops short on the final play.

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Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Recap: Warriors Don't Barely Win Game 1 in Denver
Game thread 2: Second Half Game Thread (1110+ comments)
Game thread 1: 2013 NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets Game 1 game thread (1030+ comments)
Preview: 2013 NBA Playoffs preview: The Golden State Warriors begin postseason play with an opportunity to steal a game in Denver

Nuggets: Denver Stiffs
Recap: Warriors vs. Nuggets recap: Andre Miller to the rescue for Denver in thrilling win over Golden State
Postgame: Game 1 Post game thread: Dre Miller ... cold blooded
Game thread: Warriors vs. Nuggets Game 1 preview: Andre Iguodala, teammates must use home-court advantage
Preview: 2013 NBA Playoffs Q&A with Golden State of Mind: Stephen Curry's crunch-time role, shooting, Andrew Bogut


Associated Press: Miller leads Nuggets past Warriors 97-95 | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Nuggets take Game 1 on Miller's last-second shot
Rusty Simmons: Playoffs Game 1: Denver 97, Warriors 95
Rusty Simmons: Warriors sunk by Denver's old guard
Marcus Thompson II: Game 1: Nuggets 97, Warriors 95
Adam Lauridsen: Welcome to the Playoffs (Warriors 95, Nuggets 97)

Fri, Apr 19

- KNBR, 95.7 FM Audio
9:21 min: KNBR: Marc Spears with Murph and Mac
10:40 min: KNBR: Jerry West with Murph and Mac
12:10 min: KNBR: Rusty Simmons with Gary and Larry
16:54 min: KNBR: Bob Myers with Gary and Larry
13:29 min: KNBR: Bruce Jenkins with Fitz and Brooks
14:40 min: KNBR: Sam Amick with Fitz and Brooks
11:11 min: KNBR: Andrew Bogut with Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto
15:12 min: KNBR: Mark Jackson with Tom Tolbert
11:19 min: KNBR: Jarrett Jack with Tom Tolbert

Podcast (4/18/13) - Roundtable ft. Jim Barnett, Tom Tolbert, Jason Kosmicki & More by Warriors

Warriors Practice Interviews - 4/19/13 by Warriors

- An insane number of articles about the series. Waaaaay too many for me to separate into sections.
Carl Steward: Warriors-Nuggets: About altitude as much as attitude
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors Notes: On the Eve of the Playoffs, ‘You Can Tell It’s Different’
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors lean on their faith heading into playoffs
Marcus Thompson II: Stephen Curry Nabs Monthly NBA Award, A Rare Feat for a Warrior
Carl Steward: Warriors-Nuggets: Can Andrew Bogut be the difference?
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets: Who has the edge?
Marcus Thompson II: Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry proves doubters wrong
Monte Poole: Poole: Warriors' playoff success tied to David Lee
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors GM Bob Myers Dishes on His Star Point Guard blog: Warriors Arrive in Denver blog: Warriors vs. Nuggets: Series Preview blog: Bloggers Roundtable: The Warriors Must ...

- Also, an insane number of videos from Warriors' youtube account. Way to many to embed on this page.
Warriors Prepare in Denver
The Warriors: Alvin Attles
Warriors Set for Game One in Denver
Cap D: The Show
Stephen Curry Player of the Month Reaction
Stephen Curry: NBA Western Conference Player Of The Month
Playoff Preview - Part 2

Pregame News

- Previews of the game.
Matt Steinmetz: Warriors-Nuggets playoff preview: Game 1
Marcus Thompson II: A Breakdown of the Matchups: Warriors v. Nuggets
Adam Lauridsen: Game 1: Final Pre-Game Thoughts

- Notes from the pregame press conference.
Rusty Simmons: Pregame notes: Game 1 GSW at DEN — Faried in uniform, Jackson picks Denver to win, Bogut’s impact will be minimal
Marcus Thompson II: Prelude to Game 1: Altitude a Factor, But it Won’t Be an Excuse

Pregame Videos

- Part 3 of Tim Roye + Jim Barnett + Tom Tolbert previewing the series.
63.2 MB: Playoff Preview - Part 3

Postgame News

- Andrew Bogut made his presence felt in the 4th qtr.
Marcus Thompson II: Bogut comes up big for Warriors in Game 1

- There are 3 levels of hip flexor strains. We don't know which one Lee suffered.
Marcus Thompson II: Warriors’ David Lee Injures Hip; Await MRI Results

- If Lee's out, how will this affect the Warriors?
Monte Poole: Poole: Golden State Warriors on ropes without David Lee

- Ric Bucher breaks down the final defensive play.
Ric Bucher: Poor communication keeps Warriors from overtime

Postgame Videos

David Lee's injury, by OUOutreach.

Mark Jackson at the podium.

Stephen Curry at the podium.

Jarrett Jack at the podium.

Draymond Green in the locker room.

Klay Thompson in the locker room.

Andrew Bogut in the locker room.

CSN highlights, recap.

Warriors TV game wrap.

Highlights by gumbywithpokey.

- Recap and highlights from's game page:
Playoff Preview: Warriors vs. Nuggets - Nov. 23
Close Call
Key Three
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game 1
Press Pass: Mark Jackson
Press Pass: Curry and Jack
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game 2 Preview

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap
Photo Gallery

Warriors vs. Nuggets: Postgame Interviews (4/20/13) by Warriors
Mark Jackson
On the message he had for his team after the loss:
“I thought we did some things very well. Rebounding, defending, we shared the basketball. There are some things we have to do a better job at but at the end of the day, what I told my team was that nobody came in here thinking that we were going to sweep the Denver Nuggets. You have to win four games to advance and you can’t act like it’s over so take the blow and be ready to make adjustments and respond.”

On if he was suprised that the ball went to Andre Miller:
“No. The type of game he was having, carried him at times and he made some tough plays, even that last one was a tough play. That’s who he is. He has made a living doing that so I wasn’t surprised at all.”

On the pace of the game:
“It played out well I thought. I thought we had a very good performance of executing our game plan. We made plays, we made shots, we defended. I thought in the first half we got some great looks, we just couldn’t find the rim. But overall, we kept a body on [the Nuggets]; we were physical. I thought at times we were a little careless but that’s to be expected with a young basketball team. I am proud of my guys; we put ourselves in a position to win the ball game but unfortunately, we fell short.”

On the potential absense of David Lee:
“It is unfortunate. He is certainly a highlighted guy for us, somebody we count on. At the same time, we prepared all season long. We believe in our guys to the bottom. So we feel comfortable and confident to whoever has to step up in his place, and we are, and always will be, a no-excuse basketball team.”
Stephen Curry
On if he saw Ty Lawson's steal coming at the end of the game:
“No, [the Nuggets] switched the down pick for me at the elbow and I was waiting for a pick-and-roll for the play that we designed in the huddle and [Ty Lawson] made a good defensive play and caught me off guard and obviously finished off at the other end. It is just an individual making a good defensive play when they needed it.”

On the looks Golden State had in the first half:
“We had great looks, myself included. I had good looks. I think I might have forced one shot when I rushed it but for the most part, I felt good about every shot I took. Every guy in the locker room was talking about that at half time; we all had decent looks at the basket so just to continue our offense and continue to be aggressive and shots would start following and that’s what happened in the second half. The ball was moving pretty well throughout the course of the game.”

On if it's more difficult to guard the Nuggets because they don't have a superstar:
“I think it makes it easier. Everybody on the court has to worry about their individual matchup and you just stick to your natural game plan of your defense. You know where the hell you are supposed to be; you don’t really have to double-team much like with a guy that can just drop into the post. We like to just stay solid, trust our one-on-one defense. I think certain possessions down the stretch, obviously like the last play, Draymond [Green] made a good defensive effort, [Andre Miller] just made a quick adjustment at the end to get the ball on the back board. We like that matchup for Draymond to come in and get that stop for us. We are not going to try and change anything in that regard. We are going to continue to be aggressive in our one-on-one defense and trust each one of those guys in their jerseys.”
Jarrett Jack
On the challenge of guarding Andre Miller at 37 years old:
“The age number doesn’t really have anything to do with it. He is a very crafty veteran and he specializes in what he does. I think that is what has allowed him to play as long as he has and be effective as long as he has. He does a great job of getting to his spots on the floor and trying to capitalize.”

On the looks Golden State had in the first half:
“We are not into moral victories. In a simple phrase, we play good enough to lose, so to speak. We did some good things, we did some things that we need to get better at. For the most part, I thought we did played our plan and it was successful; not turning the ball over, not allowing [the Nuggets] to score in fast-break points and making them score in the half-court.”

On how the Warriors respond to opponent's runs:
“That’s always our mindset. Each team is in the playoffs for a reason. They are going to make runs. How you respond and how you are able to end them, is the biggest statement. [The Nuggets] came out and hit us hard; they made some tremendous plays. Corey Brewer had a couple of transition baskets but we didn’t hang our heads, we knew we still had time on the clock and we played until there were three-zeros left on the clock. We gave ourselves an opportunity and tied the ball game late; [Stephen Curry] had a huge shot for us in the corner. It came down to a play at the end; that Andre Miller made a good play.”

Interesting Tweets
RicBucher: Hardest part of seeing David Lee leave Game 1 of the Ws-Nugs series with a strained hip flexor is what he said get-

ting off the bus: "This bus ride only took eight years." It was a reference to the fact that he'd waited that long to play in his first playoff game. He could not have been more giddy, though, talking about how little sleep he and several other players making their playoff debut had been able to get the night before. "Not nervousness, just being excited," he said. With nearly three days off, he should have a chance of getting the flexor unlocked, but former Warrior and radio commentator Tom Tolbert told me the trouble is the first time you push off it hard, it can lock right up again. (Tolbert had the same injury back in his playing days.) The Warriors have to hope that the advances in sports medicine since Tolbert played can change that. Seeing Lee shuffle off the bus and across the hotel lobby and grimace as he waited for the elevator was not exactly encouraging.


- David Lee's X-rays were negative, will have an MRI tomorrow.

What's next?

- We're keeping an eye on David Lee's injury news to see if he's in or out of this series. He has a couple full days to rest his strain and find a way to play again.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Tue Apr 23 7:30 PM @Nuggets CSNBayarea TNT KNBR 1050
Fri Apr 26 7:30 PM Nuggets CSNBayarea ESPN2 KNBR 1050
Sun Apr 28 6:30 PM Nuggets CSNBayarea TNT KNBR 680
Tue Apr 30 TBD @Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD
Thu May 2 TBD Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD
Sat May 4 TBD @Nuggets CSNBayarea TBD TBD