The Golden State Warriors have not been their usual threatening self this season. They have been relying heavily on veterans Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. In a league increasingly tilting towards ball rotation and food movement, Steve Kerr and his men are stuck in the phase of individual brilliance.
These issues were evidently on display in the game against the Miami Heat on Thursday evening. Steph Curry and Draymond both scored double-doubles in this game. However, they took their foot off the pedal in the second half and paid a heavy price for that.
On the other hand, the Miami heat relied entirely on their ball movement and the small-ball tactics they had in place. Four of their players managed to get their score tallies into double figures in this game. Subsequently, in defense, they had full control of the play and did not give the opposition any easy shots.
Coach Steve Kerr was very disappointed with his team’s performance. In the post-game press conference, he ripped into the poor decision-making of the youngsters. He also commented on the preexisting habits of many of the players. He expressed, “I think a game is just 48 minutes of decision making and habits. You just have to solid in both.”
He continued, “The good teams take care of those 48 minutes and are able to move past the mistakes that they make. This game for us was never really out of reach. However, we never had control of it because our habits and our decision-making weren’t good enough.”
Steve Kerr and his team out of the playoffs race?
The Golden State Warriors are 10th in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, they are out of the playoff contention spots. The Western Conference this season is filled with sides that are tough to beat. However, the Golden State Warriors are known to make tremendous turnarounds.
Veterans like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are doing enough to keep their team in the hunt. However, now it is time for the youngsters to step up to the plate and deliver when it matters the most. Players like Kelly Oubre Jr. and James Wiseman can try to score as many points as possible and sort out the defensive frailties.
If they are able to make the necessary changes and turn their season around, then this has the potential of going down as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the league. The Golden State Warriors are in dire straits at the moment. However, if there is one team that can make it out of this situation, it is the Dubs.
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