Oracle Arena could not understand what was happening. What was originally considered a duel of similar forces took a historical revival with the passage of minutes, and the power was broken. This was the first time Lebron James visited the Golden State with the Lakers for the NBA. And after the game, the Warriors did not have any good memories.
The bulging 101-127 last Wednesday was not so surprising for the quality of the visitors, who even overcame the wound of James, who reached 21 minutes on the court. Rather surprised, because the news of the two-time NBA champion is already showing the symptoms of a worn out campaign, which, although he holds high posts, is already the worst season at home with Steve Kerr at the head. With this defeat, in fact, the Warriors broke off a series of 11 games, without losing the host against the Los Angeles team.
Injuries to Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousin, a low level and discussion in which Draymond Green and Kevin Durant played in the full game, helped Oracle Arena to witness the unknown game of his team. This season, the Golden State has already lost four times more than 20 points at home, all in November and December. The performers were Milwaukee, Oklahoma, Toronto and the Lakers. “The injuries here were for beating, and it's hard to swallow,” Curry summed up for Christmas. In the previous four years, with Kerr as a coach, there was only two falls on this difference.
The 13 defeats that the Warriors put out of their home or away are already more than they got with Kerr in 2015-16, when they finished second, but they lost only nine times at the regular stage. They are close to 15, who suffered in 2014-15 and 2016-17, where they were crowned champions. Of course, for peace of mind, they are far from the 24 parties that could not win last season, of which they are also monarchs.
The end of the year was not good for the Golden State. In the past two months, they have focused their worst run of the current championship. His worst losing streak is four games until they beat the Trail Blazers.
Falls, internal conflicts and rumors about players leaving warriors are having difficulty. A certain possibility of losing a disappointed Durant also does not cooperate in the atmosphere of a champion. Of course, in the internal drama remove: “This year is harder than in the past, just circumstances. It's all part of it, we are going to overcome it, we are going to improve, "said Kerr, who has some experience.