Post game second guess thread: Kings put the Warriors away late
Another road loss? No good answers as turnovers and fouls haunt Golden State
The Golden State Warriors did not get a miraculous night from Stephen Curry (27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists). Now, that hasn’t historically been a requirement for wins, but so far this season there’s a correlation there for sure. The Sacramento Kings came out motivated and well coached - though they gave up an advantage in the first quarter, the Kings never quit.
As the game wound to a close the Kings pulled away in a series of plays that were a microcosm of everything that has plagued the Warriors this season. Golden State turned the ball over a ton on one end of the court, and fouled a ton on the other end of it.
Tough game, but no time to linger. The Warriors will be back in action tomorrow night against the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors only utilized nine players tonight, if Klay Thompson rests as expected tomorrow, it might mean that some of the young players can get unstuck from the bench.
One concern moving forward is that coach Mike Brown probably just laid out the framework for guarding the Warriors. They threw a ton of extra attention at Curry (especially late in the game) and the rest of the squad couldn’t make them pay. Seems like at least once or twice per season the Warriors have to re-learn how to attack off this type of defensive approach.
I am still shocked that kerr had all summer to gameplan and the best thing he came up with was kuminga jmg and wiseman playing together.
We have to turn it around quick or one injury and we are done
Well, most of my preseason predictions are already swirling round the toilet bowl (pretty impressive for less than one month into the season), but this one is holding up:
The regular season is actually going to matter this year. I think it would be hard for the team to miss the play-in tournament *if healthy*, but our core players are too old to count on that. If we miss substantial time from Steph, Wiggs, or Draymond, it's going to be very dicy.
I suspect that if BobGod is going to pull the trigger on a deal, he will not wait until the trade deadline. That might be too late. It takes a long time to absorb the system, and assuming we're looking for a big/center, I think it's even more complicated than for guards.
Plus, at this rate, the team is just going to wear down mentally. They need to pick up some easy wins, so it's not such a slog (or maybe that's me).