Final evening, the Golden State Warriors did one thing they have not in 18 straight video games: lose to the Phoenix Suns. The 115-111 defeat at Oracle Enviornment marked the Warriors’ fourth loss of their final six video games and, to protect Klay Thompson, the loss was the staff’s “worst of the season”.
After the sport, Thompson was calling for extra power from Warriors followers at Oracle Enviornment on this, the staff’s farewell season to the constructing. Subsequent season, Golden State will play its recreation on the glowing, new Chase Heart positioned in San Francisco. Final evening, the Warriors gave up a 16-point first-half lead and couldn’t include Devin Booker. He torched the Warriors for 37 factors (on 13-for-23 capturing) and 11 rebounds within the Suns’ win.
The Suns shocked the Warriors with a 115-111 win on Sunday evening.
“It is a lengthy season,” Thompson mentioned, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “And we have been enjoying a whole lot of basketball for 5 years now, so you are not going to be excellent for 82 video games — we have had too many missteps — however on the finish of the day, that is the primary time we have misplaced to that staff in 19 video games. So it is ugly however … I anticipate our crowd to be little extra into it, too. Like, I do know it is not the playoffs, however it’s our final go-around at Oracle. Least you may get up or one thing once we make a superb play, particularly at first. We want that power, particularly this time of the yr. It is onerous to conjure up power each single evening ‘trigger you are trying ahead to the playoffs and that run.
“So we anticipate our followers to sort of carry that from the bounce. … It is like us, although. You may’t carry it each evening, however nonetheless it helps. … It does not matter if we’re enjoying the Suns or the Bucks, whoever it’s. We want that power from them as a result of we feed off that.”
Stephen Curry and Thompson had been a mixed 16 of 42 — eight of 30 on 3s after a Four-for-22 begin — and the Warriors went 10 of 43 from past the arc. The Suns defeated Golden State for the primary time since a 107-95 victory on Nov. 9, 2014, and earned their first street win in 20 tries towards the Western Convention this season.
The Warriors adopted a fantastic win towards Denver two nights earlier with a dud.
”Let’s not neglect final yr was means worse than this, means worse than this, with accidents and issues like that. Now we have just about all people wholesome,” Stephen Curry mentioned. ”We talked in regards to the issues we have to get higher at going into the playoffs and simply have not finished it. It is an uncomfortable feeling, which I believe we like proper now.
”We’re getting challenged, we’re getting groups’ greatest pictures.”
Kevin Durant left the sport Sunday with an ankle damage.
All-Star ahead Kevin Durant had 25 factors for the Warriors earlier than leaving with a bruised proper ankle halfway by means of the fourth on an evening his teammates struggled from close to and much. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, nonetheless, didn’t anticipate Durant’s damage to be severe.
“I believe he’s going to be all proper,” Kerr mentioned afterwards, per Mark Medina of The Mercury Information. “I don’t suppose it’s unhealthy. I talked to him briefly. He didn’t suppose it was too unhealthy.”
General, although, the Warriors are in a little bit of a funk. They have not received consecutive video games since their five-game win streak from Feb. 2-12.
“It is an uncomfortable feeling, which I believe we like proper now as a result of it is not all coasting — it is we’re getting challenged. We’re getting groups’ greatest pictures,” Curry mentioned, per ESPN. “Our weaknesses are fairly obvious when it comes to defensively and the way we have began video games. So we are able to speak about it and I preserve saying it, however we perceive what we have to do to get higher. However I like this case so much higher than final yr.”
Info from The Related Press was used on this report.