On a night that left the Chase Center in disappointment, the Golden State Warriors suffered a huge 141-105 defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans. The echoes of discontent from the home crowd continued for the second game in a row, showing the tough reality for the once-dominant Warriors. Amidst the loud disappointment, the Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr, confronted the harsh truth, admitting that the loud boos were more than deserved.
“We Deserved It For Sure,” Steve Kerr Faces The Music
As the final buzzer sounded, sealing a fate sealed by a dismal seven-game homestand, Steve Kerr stepped up to the podium with unbridled honesty. The frustrated coach didn’t sugarcoat the situation, admitting that the boos reverberating through the Chase Center were earned. The Warriors, a team once synonymous with confidence and poise, found themselves adrift, a sentiment Steve Kerr didn’t shy away from articulating.
Kerr’s post-game reflections painted a candid picture of a team grappling with a crisis of confidence. Falling behind almost immediately and succumbing to a 141-105 defeat, the Warriors showcased a lack of spirit and belief. Kerr’s acknowledgment of this slump in confidence as a factor in recent struggles offered a stark contrast to the team’s former glory days.
Reeling Warriors Still Searching For Answers
The problems for the Warriors go beyond just losing. They are having a hard time figuring out the best lineup and rotations. Steve Kerr tried changing the starting lineup for the third game in a row, putting Brandin Podziemski in for Andrew Wiggins. But the changes didn’t help much, and even swapping Podziemski for Moses Moody during the game didn’t make things better.
The game played out with missed chances and failed attempts to catch up to the Pelicans. Even when the Warriors got the score to 86-75, they quickly fell back. Kerr had to call a timeout, and the new lineup with Cory Joseph, Podziemski, Wiggins, Dario Saric, and Trayce Jackson-Davis didn’t make a difference. New Orleans still had a big lead, 108-86, going into the final quarter.
After the game, Steve Kerr talked about Podziemski hitting a “rookie wall,” and Wiggins having a bad game. Curry and Thompson’s mistakes and Moody’s leaving early due to an injury made things harder for the Warriors. The only good news is that Draymond Green is coming back soon, maybe in the next game against the Chicago Bulls. But getting Green back doesn’t solve the problems of figuring out the best lineup and making the team work well together.
As the Warriors go through tough times, fixing things won’t be easy. Draymond Green’s return gives some hope, but they need to figure out the lineup and how to play together. Steve Kerr is frustrated, comparing the Warriors, who seem scattered, to teams like the Pelicans, who play well together. The emotional ups and downs call for the team to be strong, fight, and work together before the season slips away. It’s a tough journey, but for the Golden State Warriors, the fight is still on.