Rounding up all the Warriors and NBA news from around the web.
Good Morning Dub Nation,
Despite a 50-point effort from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors suffered another road loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, 130-119. The loss brings their record to 6-9 and their road record to 0-8 as the team’s struggles away from home continue to be a problem.
With plenty of blame to go around, Curry and head coach Steve Kerr discussed what they think has gone wrong with the team following the game.
“Clearly I have failed at that to this point, this year.”— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 17, 2022
Steve Kerr acknowledges that he hasn’t put the Warriors in a place to succeed pic.twitter.com/y3DRMHLtWo
Steph explains how the Warriors can get "scattered" in games pic.twitter.com/VGbB7rl6J3— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 17, 2022
"Losing becomes habit if you don't fix it."— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 17, 2022
- Steph on trying to get out of the losing mentality pic.twitter.com/ouVcLKQhKc
Perhaps the most concerning aspect of last night’s game was that it was never really close despite Curry’s spectacular performance – 50 points on 17-of-28 shooting including 7-of-11 from the three-point line, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in 36 minutes of play.
Steve Kerr spoke extensively on the Warriors lacking joy and cohesion right now. When I asked about how Steph Curry can help that, Kerr gave a hell of an answer pic.twitter.com/IEu25BuCor— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) November 17, 2022
Although the offense put up points, the defense could not get a stop against a Suns team who had a great night shooting the ball. The lack of collective effort on that side of the ball was alarming to the coaching staff with Kerr going as far as to compare it to a pick up game.
Steve Kerr:— Marcus Thompson II (@ThompsonScribe) November 17, 2022
“We lack collective grit. And when you don’t have grit, the game is easy for the other team. ... It’s a Drew League game. We’re playing a Drew League game.”
Although they are still less than 20 games into the season, the Warriors should have a sense of urgency if they want to right the ship in time for another championship run.
Here are the rest of today’s stories:
In case you missed it from Golden State of Mind:
- Uncomfortable truths surrounding the Warriors’ struggling defense
- Podcast: Warriors vs. Suns
- Warriors waste a Curry 50 piece, continue to be useless on the road
- Jonathan Kuminga a late scratch due to illness
- Should the Warriors start Jordan Poole over Klay Thompson?
Other Warriors News:
- Steve Kerr says Warriors lacking ‘collective grit’ amid 0-8 road skid (ESPN)
- Draymond Green self scouts Warriors: ‘Real struggles’ but West is ‘right there’ for the taking (The Athletic)
- JaMychal can be player Warriors envisioned in his new role (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Inside Klay Thompson’s epic comeback to become the player he used to be (ESPN)
- Hollinger’s Panic Meter: Rating Warriors, Lakers, Heat and other struggling hopefuls (The Athletic)
- Kawakami: James Wiseman is young, but his situation with the Warriors is getting very, very old (The Athletic)
- B/R Exclusive: Kevin Durant Explains Trade Request, Coaching Frustrations and More (Bleacher Report)
- No relationship is worth misery. Russell Westbrook and the Lakers is no different (The Guardian)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo eyes elite company with another big season (NBA)
- Trending Topics: What’s the biggest surprise of season so far? (NBA)