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Warriors-Heat Gametime Preview - 12/10/10
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA


TV: ESPN & CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680
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Promotions:
Individual TIckets Released
Miami Heat Mini-Plans

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Practice Interviews - 12/9/10


Holiday Hoops Mini-Plans


Dorell Wright Holiday Toy Drive


Stephen Curry Shootaround Interview - 12/10/10


Keith Smart Shootaround Interview - 12/10/10


David Lee On KNBR - 12/9/10

Coming home after a three-game road trip, the Warriors will gear up for one of the most anticipated games of the season as they host LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat on Friday night. A limited number of tickets are still available for this game, and fans can also secure the best remaining seats with the purchase of a Miami Heat Holiday Hoops Mini-Plan.

Dorell Wright and the Oakland Fire Department are asking fans attending this game to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the donation bins on hand at Oracle Arena and help put a smile on a child's face this holiday season. For more on the Warriors Toy Drive, click here. Fans not in attendance can catch the game live on ESPN, CSN Bay Area (HD) and KNBR 680.

The Warriors will enter Friday's game hungry for a victory after dropping all three of the games on its most recent road trip. Golden State suffered a 111-94 defeat on Wednesday night in San Antonio despite a career night from Reggie Williams. The second-year swingman scored a career-high 31 points, nailing 8-of-10 three-pointers on the night. Willams was doing his best to fill the shoes of Stephen Curry, who left the game in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken were negative and an MRI exam on Thursday revealed the recurrence of the sprained ankle and that no new injury had been suffered. Heading into Friday's contest, Curry's condition is considered doubtful.

With Curry banged up, the signing of guard Acie Law becomes even more important. Law, who begins his second stint with the Warriors, started the season with Memphis but was waived on Saturday. He should provide added a depth in the backcourt, which is absolutely necessary considering the heavy minutes that Monta Ellis and Curry have been logging as of late. One other plus for Golden State will be the return of Ekpe Udoh. Golden State's 2010 first-round pick will be in uniform for Friday's game, and the Warriors forward is certainly anxious to take the court after being sidelined with left wrist surgery.

No matter who is on the floor, the Warriors know they have plenty to prepare for on Friday. Miami's much-publicized offseason has been the talk of the NBA this year, and the Heat have been under constant watch by fans, the media, coaches and fellow players. The game will be shown on ESPN in front of a national audience, and all eyes will be on Oakland.

With all of the hype surrounding the game, the Warriors must also focus on the task at hand. Miami boasts a potent trio in James, Wade and Bosh, but they have also proven to be beatable. A game plan must be in place to combat against all three players, plus Miami's complimentary pieces. Golden State knows that they have the ability to play with any team on any night, and this will be their chance to prove it.

Following Friday's game, the Warriors will make a quick trip to Utah to face the Jazz on Monday, December 13. Golden State will then return home the following day to host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, December 14. Enjoy 50 percent off on all remaining tickets for this contest, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort, and enter a sweepstakes to win a free two-night stay at Cache Creek Casino Resort. For more information, click here.

EXTRA NOTES:
The Warriors Holiday Gift Guide has something for every Warriors fan on your list this holiday season The 2011 Warrior Girl Swimsuit Calendar is now on sale ... This season's All-Star Ballot has been released. Vote for Andris Biedrins, Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and David Lee to represent the Warriors at the NBA's 2011 All-Star Game in Los Angeles ... The Warriors' annual Season of Giving has begun, and on Wednesday, Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh and Vladimir Radmanovic visited with ill children at Kaiser Permanente ... The Warriors new ownership group headed by Joe Lacob and Peter Guber tipped off a media tour last month. Watch video of all of their recent TV appearances by clicking here ... Check out the brand new Warrior Girls web page, including bios and photos of each of the 17 dancers.

WARRIORS WEEKLY TV AND RADIO SHOWS:
Full-length segments of the Warriors Weekly TV Show are available by clicking here, and be sure to catch the next episode on Monday (Dec. 13) at 5 p.m. on CSN Bay Area ... The Warriors Weekly Radio Show typically airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on KNBR 680. Listen to past shows by clicking here.

BLOG SQUAD:
Find out how Reggie Williams and Ekpe Udoh spent a day off during a recent road trip.

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Curry

Ellis

Wright

Lee

Biedrins


Arroyo


Wade


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Bosh


Ilgauskas
Injuries & Inactives: Warriors - Stephen Curry (right ankle sprain) is doubtful. Rodney Carney (left ankle sprain) is questionable. Brandan Wright (lower back strain) is out.
Heat - Mike Miller (right thumb) and Udonis Haslem (left foot) are out.



RECORD:

OVERALL: 8-14

At Home: 5-4
On Road: 3-10

VS. West: 5-10
VS. East: 3-4

CURRENT STREAK:
Lost 5
At Home: Lost 4
On Road: Lost 3
LEADERS:
(Per Game)

Points:
Monta Ellis - 24.5

Rebounds:
David Lee - 10.1

Assists:
Stephen Curry - 5.6

Minutes:
Monta Ellis - 39.8
VS. MIAMI

CURRENT STREAK:

Lost 4

THIS SEASON:
0-0

2009-10 Season:

1/13/10: L, 102-115
3/2/10: L, 106-110
COMING UP

_at Utah
...Dec. 13 - 6:00 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_vs. Minnesota
...Dec. 14 - 7:30 p.m.
...Ticket & A T-Shirt Offer
...Buy 2, Get 1 Tree!
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_at Portland
...Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680
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