Warriors blow it at home, drop one to short-handed Pacers
I guess this laughing Wiggins picture wasn't a bad choice after all
Sometime, it just isn’t your night. It felt that way for the Golden State Warriors tonight who made a couple of strong pushes, but felt like they were trying to catch up all game.
Not much to do but lick the wounds and think about what’s ahead. The Warriors have a busy lead up to Christmas and are still looking for stability in a roster that has struggled mightily to find rhythm.
Tonight, it was a bad night from Stephen Curry - who was hounded by a tenaciously focused defense - and a very good night for one of the Pacers’ rookies.
There are good games and bad games. This was not one of the good ones.
One problem to think about is how little flexibility this roster has. If the main cogs are all firing, then there’s some room for error. But on a night like this, where Andrew Wiggins is on the bench, Poole and Curry both a little bit banged up? There’s not a whole lot of wiggle room. Something to keep in mind as trade season opens up and the core of this roster logs a heavy regular season workload.
To put it another way, this loss isn’t on Anthony Lamb in any way - other than asking him for a bit too much.
Thankfully, it sounds like Wiggins was somewhat on the fence today in regards to playing or not, so hopefully he’ll be back in the fold shortly.
For Golden State, they’ve got a day off, then play in Utah on Wednesday, then it’s off to the races with a full dance card. They’ll get another shot at this Pacers team next week, but check out the impending weekend (and the rest of it)… whew!