The slide continues for the Warriors
Let Draymond Green come back quickly! Clearly, without their All-Star interior, the Warriors are skating and worrying. This loss in Los Angeles, with 56 points from LeBron James, is the fourth in a row and the eighth in ten games. This causes a fall in the standings, since Memphis has just taken second place from them in the West.
Disconnected against Minnesota, overwhelmed against Dallas, Golden State players still showed defensive limits, conceding 124 points in the lair of the Lakers. It’s unfortunate for the best defense in the country, deprived of its best element on this side of the field.
« We can’t give in to this loser mentality »announces Stephen Curry to ESPN. “We’re not like that, we’re not like that and I’m not going to allow it. We cannot accept this mindset of finding different ways to lose. We still have 18 matches, we have to find a solution and quickly. »
“If we don’t kill the matches, we are dead”
As the Warriors suffer in defense, due in particular to the absences of Green and Andre Iguodala, and that Klay Thompson is in the hard, the Californians lack weapons to hurt their opponent.
» I think we had several opportunities to kill this match.notes Steve Kerr. “It has become a habit during this bad patch: we don’t take over when the opposing teams are doing badly. We make mistakes and the opponents can stay in the game. If we don’t kill matches, we’re dead. »
While they were ahead in the second and third quarter, the Warriors foiled in the last act, with only 22 points scored at 9/21 in shooting. Not to mention the very average 9/19 on free throws, which wastes precious ammunition.
« It’s hard right now, it’s as simple as that »concludes the playmaker. “We have to find a way out because, as we have seen for four matches, we shoot ourselves in the foot. If the playoffs started tomorrow, we would be in trouble. »
Thankfully that’s not the case, but as the schedule for the next seven days looks like it (Nuggets twice, Clippers and Bucks), without a quick reaction, the turmoil could continue on the Bay side…
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