Warriors’ Steve Kerr, Draymond Green react to blowout loss despite Kings’ 29 turnovers
The Golden State Warriors dropped their fourth consecutive game as they got demolished at home by the Sacramento Kings, 100-79, at Chase Center on Sunday. The Dubs fell behind early and never recovered, as Willie Cauley-Stein (14 points), Damion Lee (13), and Alec Burks (11) were the only ones to finish in double figures scoring.
Baffled by how his team could lose by such margin despite forcing the Kings to 29 miscues, Warriors coach Steve Kerr shared his disappointment post-game, per Jason Jones of the Athletic.
“I’ve never seen a box score like this where we forced 29 turnovers and lost by 21 points. It’s almost impossible to do that. It shows you how poorly we played. Our decision-making was awful.”
Starting forward Draymond Green, who struggled with just seven points, two rebounds, and three assists in 26 minutes, also aired his frustrations after yet another futile effort from Golden State.
“We lost by 20. I ain’t never seen that sh** before … We sucked. In every way shape and form,” he said, via ESPN reporter Nick Friedell.
Golden State had 14 steals as a team and converted the Kings’ 29 turnovers to 26 points but still fell short in the end after getting outscored 28-17 in the third quarter. They got handled on the glass 38-26 and were unable to get their offense going, shooting just 39% from the field. Sacramento, on the other hand, shot 60% led by Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield, who had 25 and 19 points, respectively.
The Dubs still hold the worst record in the league at 5-23 and looks to be headed to the lottery for the first time in quite a long time.