Steve Kerr wasn’t happy following the Golden State Warriors’ matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Sure, the Dubs won. But it took them an overtime period to do it. And had Brandon Ingram not have missed a couple times down the stretch, or had the Lakers successfully boxed out on a rare Stephen Curry miss at the foul line, Golden State could be talking about its seventh loss of the season.
Champagne problems, I know. But seven losses by the quarterpole of the season are about four or five more than most pegged the Warriors to have. Six even seems like a lot. Everyone thought they would find motivation in the sweeping changes made across the NBA over the offseason, many of which were aimed at dethroning them.
Hence why Kerr didn’t have many good things to say about his teams after the near-miss against the Lakers, per SI.com’s Ben Golliver:
“I didn’t think we competed tonight. I don’t think we’ve really competed that well all year. That’s just the way it is right now.” Steve Kerr on Warriors. Bemoaned “galling” turnovers in OT win over Lakers