Steve Kerr says Warriors didn’t deserve to win vs. Suns
In his post-game interview, Kerr was asked what went wrong in their 115-111 loss to the Suns — the worst team in the Western Conference. Kerr was brutally frank in his response:
“Karma. When you don’t deserve to win in terms of execution, energy, and connection, the ball doesn’t go in. I like that about basketball. You tend to earn things, you earn points, you earn rebounds, you earn a win. We didn’t earn a win.”
Check out the full interview below posted by Mike Medina of The Mercury News:
Steve Kerr blames the bad outside shooting on “karma.” Kerr noted the team didn’t deserve to win this one pic.twitter.com/jRfZK251Oy
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 11, 2019
As a team, the Warriors shot 44.2 percent from the field and 23.3 percent from downtown. Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each shot 4-of-15 from the 3-point line or a combined 8-of-30.
The Suns kept it close the entire game. Though many expected the Warriors to breakaway come the third quarter, Phoenix effectively contained the defending champions.
It didn’t help that Kevin Durant went down in the fourth quarter and never came back. With under five minutes left, star guard Devin Booker went on the offensive to take the lead and stretch it further. In the fourth quarter alone, Booker dropped 17 points en route to a game-high 37 markers.
Steve Kerr and the Warriors have a chance to redeem themselves on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets. Expect the match-up to be a good one featuring two of the best teams in the NBA.