Last night the Golden State Warriors fell short against the Denver Nuggets by three points, a game where they should have been granted an additional two points. In the final quarter, a crucial goaltending call was overlooked by the referees, leading to Steve Kerr’s frustration during the game, but he displayed a more composed reaction post-game.
Kerr expressed that the missed goaltending call is painful, but he’s accustomed to such situations. Recognizing the difficulty of the call, he attributed it to the nature of the game, acknowledging that similar instances occurred in the previous year and are likely to happen this year as well. Despite various calls going both ways, Kerr accepted it as part of the game’s dynamics.
It’s unexpected to witness Kerr maintaining composure despite a significant officiating error, but considering it’s just the ninth game of the season for the Warriors, his calm demeanor is more understandable. Had this incident occurred later in the season with more substantial playoff implications, it’s safe to assume Kerr wouldn’t be as collected.
The silver lining for the Warriors lies in the early stage of the season; there’s ample basketball ahead to compensate for this loss. Although ending the losing streak against the Denver Nuggets would have been preferable, the team can look forward to future opportunities.