This season, the Golden State Warriors have suffered a number of terrible losses; but, their matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday might be their worst yet. Due to injuries, Memphis has struggled mightily this season and was missing Steven Adams, Marcus Smart, Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke, Jake LaRavia, Ja Morant, and Derrick Rose.
The Warriors were unable to win despite Memphis’ severe shortage of players, and Steve Kerr gave a candid speech about the game’s outcome after it was over.
“We played very poorly defensively,” Kerr said. “A lot of that had to do with our offense. 19 turnovers that turn into 30 points. Their game plan was pretty simple, shoot as many threes as possible and get into transition as often as possible. Then for us to foul 25 times to their 12, that’s the story.”
Kerr also added, “All of these guys are in the NBA. We tell them that before every game like this. These guys are in the NBA for a reason, they are really good players.”
According to Kerr, the Warriors prioritize respecting the opponent in games like this, especially when playing against a team with such a small roster. Even with that level of concentration before the game, the Warriors appear to have lost direction once it started.