Gameday: Warriors vs. Nuggets - 11/10/12


The Warriors dropped a double-overtime heartbreaker to the Nuggets on Saturday, falling 107-101 at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson led with a game-high 23 points in a career-high 54 minutes while Carl Landry came off the bench and put up 22 points, his fifth time in double figures this season. Despite playing most of the fourth quarter and beyond with five fouls, Stephen Curry racked up 19 points and five rebounds. David Lee finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Warriors, who will look to get back track when they host the Hawks on Wednesday.
Mark Jackson
On his message to the team after the game:
“Just disappointed. This is the worse I’ve felt after a game – quite honestly last year we were not good enough to win a lot of ball games. That’s just flat out what the truth is. We are good enough right now. We got outworked tonight. They dominated us on the boards. We made critical mistakes down the stretch that are simple basketball plays to make. We came out of a huddle, with a foul to give, and they got a drive dunk. The bottom line is, we can’t make these mistakes. The good teams, the playoff teams, the elite teams – they don’t make these mistakes. We’ve got to be disappointed. It’s just a bad feeling; they outworked us. I thought there were some very good things in the game. Defensively, we did some very good things.”
On free throws misses in the second half:
“It’s a make or miss league. We have to make those free throws, but that’s not what lost us this game. After we miss a free throw we didn’t execute and we made crucial mistakes. The good teams, the good players, the great players if they miss free throw they say ‘I’m going to get it back on the other end’. You can’t add to missed free throws with bad defense because you are thinking about the free throws. There is nothing you can do about that. Understand it’s a process and in order to get there you have to go through times like this, but I’m not a patient guy with the process when it comes to that. There are mistakes that you can’t make. And we made some.”
Stephen Curry
On if the tough loss hurts:
“No doubt, you are at home playing a tough team in Denver and coming off an embarrassing loss in L.A. We had an opportunity to protect our home court then the way it ends in double overtime with them hitting two big three’s down the stretch. Also we had two or three chances to execute the game plan down the stretch to close the game out. It does sting for sure. We have to learn our lessons and be ready for Wednesday.”
David Lee
On tonight's game:
“First of all we are all, very disappointed, that’s the first thing you take away. I’m really disappointed on the way I played. I kind of let not making shots affect my play and it’s something I have to get better at. I have to continue being aggressive. We had the lead a couple of times in late game situations and our inexperience showed. We missed some free throws, we had a fouled to give when (Danilo) Gallinari gets the dunk on the last play to tie the game. The game should have been over at that point. From then on we had some situations where we had couple calls not go our way. Overall we just didn’t execute the way they did. The overall theme of the game is if we play half way decent it’s not a game to begin with.”
The Warriors struggled to find their shot all night long, falling 101-77 to the Lakers in L.A. Friday night. Stephen Curry had team highs of 18 points and five assists in a game that saw the Warriors shoot just 35 percent from the field. David Lee notched another double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Klay Thompson added in 15 despite getting into some foul trouble. Golden State will look to bounce back Saturday night when Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets come to town.
Tonight's matchup will mark the first of four meetings between the two teams this year. Golden State won last season series 2-1, marking the first time they won a season series against Denver since 2004-05.
Golden State and Denver are going to be getting very friendly this month as three of their four meetings this season will take place in November. The Warriors will travel to the Mile High city on the 23rd and then host the Nuggets once more on the 29th.
The Warriors have alternated wins and losses in the first six games of the season, tying the longest stretch in franchise history of alternating wins and losses to open a season since 2006-07.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not play in any of the team's games over the next 7-10 days in an effort to continue to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle, the team announced Thursday. PRESS RELEASE
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Injury Report
GSW: Andrew Bogut (ankle rehab) and Brandon Rush (torn left ACL) are out.

DEN: Wilson Chandler (left hip), Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain) and Timofey Mozgov (hip) are probable. Julyan Stone (hip) is out.


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