The Golden State Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
This was conveyed by Kerr after the Warriors suffered a 104-119 defeat on the trip to headquarters Los Angeles Clippers in California, Tuesday (15/2/2022) Indonesian time.
“Our defense has been terrible in the last six, seven games,” the Warriors head coach said as quoted by the NBA’s official website.
“It’s difficult to win this league when you have a defense like that, so many holes.”
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The coach’s assessment was agreed by the Warriors’ main star, Stephen Curry, who still appeared dominant with 33 points including eight points but lacked support from his colleagues in the game against the Clippers.
“We have to understand everyone is responsible and continue to challenge ourselves. It can’t just be the job of the coaches,” said Curry.
Curry was dominant in the first two quarters, where he scored 26 points and scored nine of 11 shooting attempts.
“I had two good floaters to start the game and tried to create a good rhythm. Unfortunately we failed to gain momentum throughout the game,” concluded Curry.
The Warriors, who now have a 42-16 win-loss record, have lost three of the last four games and are now five games adrift of the Western Conference leaders Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors are only two games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies in third and will host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday (16/2) local, with an 89-96 defeat in the last meeting last December.