Steve Kerr had a very blunt evaluation of how the Golden State Warriors performed in a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Dealing with their most essential take a look at in weeks and trying to keep the momentum of the primary three-game profitable streak all season, the Warriors fell flat from the opening tip-off in a recreation that was by no means aggressive. The Lakers had constructed a 29-point lead at halftime en path to a 117-91 victory, and after the sport the Warriors coach had no qualms in saying they stunk.
Kerr Able to Transfer on
After the sport, Kerr stated he was shocked at simply how badly his group misplaced, however added that he didn’t wish to spend an excessive amount of time dwelling on it.
“This was very, very shocking for me. However I’ve been within the league lengthy sufficient to know, too, there’s going to be a handful of video games yearly which are type of inexplicable, and that is one you don’t spend an excessive amount of time on,” he stated, through Nick Friedell on Twitter.
Steve Kerr making an attempt to fireplace up the Dubs 👏 pic.twitter.com/AgYUhceU4Y
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 1, 2021
Kerr then added some colourful language concerning the group’s play and the way he meant to proceed.
“You flush the bathroom and you progress on,” he stated.
Warriors Face Tough Stretch
The group appeared to take Kerr’s lead in flushing and forgetting the efficiency. Steph Curry struck an optimistic tone concerning the group’s play, suggesting that they’d have the ability to bounce again shortly.
“Our confidence is excessive, and our resiliency has all the time been there,” he advised reporters after the sport.
Even in the course of the group’s three-game profitable streak, Kerr hinted that they weren’t happy with the extent of play. He stated that was evident after the group’s win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
“I sort of like the truth that no person within the locker room was actually that proud of the best way we performed,” Kerr stated after the win, through ESPN.
He added: “The locker room’s quiet, that’s a superb signal. We’ve gained three in a row and no person’s that glad. We all know we will play higher and it’s an indication that we predict there’s extra to return.”
After a dreadful 2019-20 season, the Warriors have jumped again into playoff rivalry and ended the evening on Sunday in eighth place within the Western Convention, only one recreation out of fifth place.
The lean towards the Lakers kicked off what appears to be Golden State’s most tough stretch of the season, with the Warriors going through 5 of the convention’s high six groups. The group has upcoming street video games towards the Path Blazers and Suns earlier than taking every week off for the All-Star break and returning for video games towards the Clippers, Jazz, and Lakers.
The Warriors should enter the stretch with a possible damage to a key participant, nevertheless. Draymond Inexperienced left Sunday’s loss halfway by the second quarter after spraining his left ankle, although Kerr believed it was not too severe.
Steve Kerr stated Draymond Inexperienced advised him at halftime he did not suppose his ankle sprain “was too unhealthy.”
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 1, 2021
Inexperienced could have two days to relaxation the ankle earlier than the group is again in motion towards Portland.
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