Steve Kerr says slow start doomed Warriors, wants team to flush loss to Mavs ‘down the toilet’
The Golden State Warriors suffered arguably their worst loss of the season, allowing the Dallas Mavericks to give them a 126-91 beatdown at the Oracle Arena.
After the game, head coach Steve Kerr said that allowing the Mavs to score 37 in the first quarter was the start of the end for the Warriors.
Steve Kerr after the Warriors got beat by 35 at home by the Mavericks pic.twitter.com/6iwPFCTm0L
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The Warriors didn’t have Stephen Curry, while Klay Thompson struggled all game long and scored only eight points on 4-of-13 shooting. Kevin Durant led the team with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists while DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points and six boards.
The Warriors bench was once again a non-factor in the loss, as they’ve only managed to score a combined 26 points, 12 of which coming from Kevon Looney. For what it’s worth, the Mavs bench combined for 58 points.
Still, Steve Kerr believes this is just one loss and he wants the Warriors to move on from it.
Kerr: “We got to flush this one down the toilet.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 24, 2019
Golden State is contemplating on resting some of their key players against the Detroit Pistons tomorrow, but they might think twice before doing that now, as their loss against Dallas put the Denver Nuggets back on top in the Western Conference standings. The Warriors are now half a game behind them, and resting players could give Motor City a bigger chance of pulling out an upset.
Still, the Warriors are the two-time defending champions and will most likely adjust as the postseason draws near. After all, they will be in the playoffs no matter what happens, and unless someone knocks them out in the playoffs, losses against the Mavs wouldn’t hurt them much.