Oracle Arena cannot understand what is happening. What was originally believed to be a similar duel of strength took historic playing time with minutes and strength being broken. This is the first time LeBron James visited Golden State with the Lakers for the NBA. And after the match, there is no memory left for the Warriors.
101-127 which bulged last Wednesday was not so surprising for the quality of the visitors, who even overcame James's injury, which reached 21 minutes on the field. Surprised, more precisely, because the news about the two-time NBA champion was showing symptoms of the tiring campaign, even though he had them on high, it was the worst season at home with Steve Kerr in charge. With this defeat, in fact, the Warriors cut a series of 11 matches without losing the hosts against the Los Angeles team.
The injuries of Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousin, low levels and discussions starring Draymond Green and Kevin Durant in full play helped the Oracle Arena watch an unknown match from his team. In the current season, Golden State has lost four times more than 20 points at home, all in November and December. Milwaukee, Oklahoma, Toronto and the Lakers are executors. "The defeat here is for beatings, and that's something that's hard to swallow," Curry summarized on Christmas. In the previous four years with Kerr as coach, the fall for the difference was only two.
The 13 defeats added by the Warriors, from home or far away, were more than they got with Kerr in 2015-16 when they finished runners-up but at the regular stage they only lost nine times. They are close to 15 who suffered in 2014-15 and 2016-17, where they were crowned champions. Of course, for tranquility, they are far from 24 parties that cannot win last season, where they were also kings.
End of year is not good for Golden State. In the past two months they have focused their worst efforts on the current championship. His worst defeat was four games, until they defeated the Trail Blazers.
Falling, internal conflict and rumors of players leaving soldiers suffering difficulties. Certain possibilities for losing Durant who are disappointed do not also collaborate in the climate of the champion. Of course, in the drama of internal disappearance: "This year is more difficult than in the past only with circumstances. That's all part of this, we will overcome it, we will improve," said Kerr, who has some experience.