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Game Links #R1G3: Golden State Warriors 96 vs LA Clippers 98 - Down 18, Warriors almost stole the game from the Clippers. Almost.

Saturday 4/26/2014

- The hot topic of the day is the recording of David Sterling's racist comments made while speaking to his girlfriend. This includes reactions from the Warriors and Clippers during practice.
Scott Ostler: Doc Rivers can handle this | (Mobile) Deep thoughts, cheap shots & bon mots ... | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Furor over Clippers' owner causes uproar ahead of Game 4 | (Mobile)
Bruce Jenkins: Audio puts Clippers players in tough spot | (Mobile)
Mike Lerseth: NBA statement on Clippers’ owner’s comments
Rusty Simmons: Mark Jackson responds to Donald Sterling’s racially insensitive remarks
Rusty Simmons: Andre Iguodala puts player’s voice on effects of Donald Sterling’s comments
Rusty Simmons: Doc Rivers tries to turn attention from Don Sterling’s comments
Antonio Gonzalez, AP: NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner making racist remarks
Marcus Thompson II: Thompson: NBA owners must stand against Sterling
TMZ: Listen to alleged recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner David Sterling making racist remarks to his girlfriend from TMZ
Diamond Leung: Clippers decide against boycotting Game 4 against Warriors
Monte Poole: It's now Warriors vs. Bigot

- Believe it or not, there was some actual basketball articles today. Carl Steward has some notes from practice.
Carl Steward: Warriors, Clippers trying to focus on basketball
Al Saracevic: Warriors in playoff hole under weight of high expectations | (Mobile)

- Previews of the game
Monte Poole: Fast Forward: Warriors, Clippers attempt to refocus

- The SCWarriors lost Game 2 of the D-League Finals to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earlier this evening, making the Mad Ants the champs. Ognjen Kuzmic was not assigned to Santa Cruz, or he could have helped. So basically, no Onion, no rings. Da-dum ching.
Box Score
CSN Bay Area Staff: Santa Cruz Warriors swept in D-League Finals

Friday 4/25/2014

- Notes from practice.
Rusty Simmons: Pressure on Warriors' Andre Iguodala to do more | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Warriors' Mark Jackson considers lineup changes | (Mobile)
Marcus Thompson II: Thompson: Draymond Green could change tide for Golden State Warriors
Carl Steward: Warriors' David Lee takes responsibility
Diamond Leung: Warriors' Jackson looks to shake up starting five
Monte Poole: Warriors' Lee makes Game 4 promise
Monte Poole: Warriors' Jackson considering lineup change
Monte Poole: Warriors' offense a problem too

- Adam Lauridsen compares the statistics of our various lineups played so far.
Adam Lauridsen: Go Small or Go Home

Thursday 4/24/2014

Box score | Gameflow

SBNation Network

Warriors: Golden State of Mind
Recap: Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin star in 98-96 win at Golden State
Postgame: Post game sadness: Just a heartbreaking comeback tease
Game thread 2: Golden State Warriors vs L.A. Clippers Game 3, 2nd half game thread: Can we crack and rattle the Clippers in the 2nd half? (1400+ comments)
Game thread 1: Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers Playoff Game 3 Community Live Blog: BRING IT! (910+ comments)
Preview: Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers Game 3 Playoff Preview: Not going to be easy to come back from the worst Warriors loss in my lifetime

Clippers: Clips Nation
Recap: Clippers reclaim the advantage, 98-96
Game thread 3: Round 1 Game 3 Clippers-Warriors fourth quarter open thread
Game thread 2: Round 1 Game 3 Clippers Warriors second half open thread
Game thread 1: Round 1 Game 3 Clippers-Warriors open thread
Preview: Round 1 Game 3 Clippers-Warriors preview -- Hostile territory


Associated Press: Blake Griffin's 32 help Clippers take 2-1 series lead on Warriors | Photo Gallery
Sports Network: Clippers hold off Warriors to take 2-1 series lead
Rusty Simmons: Warriors have no answer for Griffin in 98-96 loss in Game 3 | (Mobile)
Rusty Simmons: Game 3: Clippers 98, Warriors 96
Bruce Jenkins: Curry's struggle against L.A. makes Warriors look different | (Mobile)
Scott Ostler: Amid narrowest of losses, some good signs for Warriors | (Mobile)
Diamond Leung: Warriors rally but fall to Clippers 98-96
Diamond Leung: Warriors comeback too little, too late in Game 3 against Clippers
Marcus Thompson II: Thompson: Oracle Arena can't pull out miracle rally
Monte Poole: Instant Replay: Clippers stave off W's, retake control of series
Monte Poole: Rewind: Without Bogut, W's have no answer for Griffin, Jordan
Feltbot: Game 3 — Clippers 98 Warriors 96: The Adjustments
Adam Lauridsen: The Breaking Point (Warriors 96, Clippers 98)

Pregame News

- The blog asks local bloggers about Game 3 and Game 4. blog: Bloggers Roundtable: Expectations at Oracle blog: Bloggers Roundtable: Time for Adjustments

- Previews of the game.
Monte Poole: Fast Forward: Warriors out to prove point in Game 3

- Shootaround and pregame notes.
Jimmy Durkin: Warriors' bruised egos ready for return to court
Marcus Thompson II: Thompson: Warriors need more than Curry in their arsenal
Al Saracevic: Warriors vs. Clippers: Game 3 Pregame Notes
Rusty Simmons: Warriors vs. Clippers: Game 3 pre-tipoff notes
Carl Steward: Warriors notebook: Oracle Arena becomes animal for playoffs

Pregame Videos

Postgame News

- Ezeli still needs to be cleared for contact in five-on-five sets, but it's possible for him to return during this series.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors center Festus Ezeli could return Tuesday | (Mobile)

Postgame Videos

- Postgame quotes and stuff from recap:
Photo Gallery

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Mark Jackson
On Blake Griffin:
On not attacking DeAndre Jordan:
On Draymond Green defending Blake Griffin:
On regretting not going with small lineup earlier in the game:
On Stephen Curry's last shot of the game:
Klay Thompson
On the team's 3-point shooting:
On tonight's game:
On the team staying with the small lineup:
On DeAndre Jordan:


- No interesting notes tonight.

What's next?

- To have any realistic chance at beating the Clippers, Sunday's early afternoon game is a MUST WIN.

Day Date Time Opponent TV Radio
Sun Apr 27 12:30 PM Clippers ABC KTCT 1050, ESPN Radio
Tue Apr 29 7:30 PM @Clippers CSN Bay Area TNT KTCT 1050
Thu May 1 TBD Clippers CSN Bay Area TBD KNBR 680
Sat May 3 TBD @Clippers CSN Bay Area TNT KTCT 1050

Full broadcast schedule at

Start Four

- 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

The SCWarriors hosted the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Game 1 of the D League Finals, but lost. They must win both games @ Fort Wayne to win the Finals. Next game: Saturday 4/26/2014 4:30 PM, CBS Sports Network.
Box Score
CSN Bay Area Staff: Warriors drop opener of D-League finals to Mad Ants

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