The Golden State Warriors, despite displaying strong play throughout games, are struggling to close out and secure victories. The recent overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (138-136) exemplifies the team’s difficulty in finishing games, a stark contrast to their championship-caliber performances in the past.
The narrative for the Warriors has been marred by turnovers, defensive lapses, and blown leads, prompting Coach Steve Kerr to acknowledge the concerning pattern. Kerr emphasized the need for the team, which includes champions like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, to rediscover their winning identity and address the current challenges.
Despite the current challenges and a record of 10-12, the Golden State Warriors are no longer seen as a Western Conference contender by some. The team is perceived more as one that may need luck to secure a Play-In game.
However, Klay Thompson and other members of the team continue to express unwavering belief in the group. Thompson, emphasizing the shared experiences and battles they’ve been through, states he will never lose faith in the team’s potential to overcome adversities and find success once again.