Steph Curry Dissects Warriors' 4th Quarter Struggles After Painful Defeat to Timberwolves
- Defending NBA champions, Golden State Warriors suffered another painful defeat in the NBA to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime
- The Warriors led by as many as 14 points but blew it following a dismal second half and overtime
- Stephen Curry's second-half performance was abysmal, as he failed to rally his team to victory
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors blew another double-digit lead in the NBA, which resulted in another painful defeat on the road.
This time, they allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves back in the game, failed to execute in the fourth quarter and in overtime, giving the hosts a 119-114 victory.
The defeat in Minnesota is emblematic of the Warriors' wider problems on the road and ability to kill off teams when having solid leads. Their 26-25 record is probably where the defending NBA champions deserve to be this season.
Their 7-19 record away from home is one of the worst in the NBA, and there are no signs their problems on the road will end any time soon.
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The seven-time NBA champions led by as many as 14 points and entered the 4th quarter up by 11. Steve Kerr's team struggled for most of the second half and overtime, scoring only 43 points, per NBC Sports.
Curry explains Warriors struggles
Curry scored 29 points, but 21 of those came in the first half. Still, the Warriors' talisman was underwhelming down the stretch. He was phenomenal in the first half.
Things started going badly in the second half and overtime. He only scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field and 0-of-5 from deep. Curry said their team hasn't taken advantage of their double-digit leads on the road, per the Athletic.
“It’s a reminder of the little things on the road that’s required to win.”
The 34-year-old is already looking forward to their next game which is against Western Conference leaders Denver Nuggets in a back-to-back.
"I hold a lot of responsibility on the floor, in terms of not being able to get it done. But we’ve not let it keep us down for too long. Gotta respond somehow.”
Steve Kerr summed up the Warriors' problems on the road.
"If you want to win, especially on the road, you have to execute and we've lost probably five, six games like this on the road this year because of the lack of execution."
Given how the West is shaping up this season, the NBA champions need to put a solid run together, or they may find themselves in an unpleasant spot at the end of the regular season.
Fans reactions to Warriors defeat
Warrior's fans were angry with Curry's poor second half performance. Here are some of their reactions.
"Same thing every time. Relax after a 10 point lead and a few turnovers swing the momentum of the game."
"Better days are coming but it depends on you guys this one’s over on to the next."
"Every game it's the same old story. Just end the season so this team can get what they deserve."
"Very disappointing to see Steph’s late game shot selection."
"We are witnessing the demise of the golden age. 4 rings are probably enough. There will be more games like this."
"What a terrible loss against a Wolves team without KAT and Gobert and without D'Angelo Russell at the end. Have to hope the Warriors make the play-in. Not certain."
Curry debunks load management
Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry explaining the true nature of load management in the NBA. The phenomenon has sparked heated debates among the fan base this season.
The two-time NBA MVP said it is not the player that decides if he wants to play or not, admitting that it is always the other way around.
Many star players usually miss games when their team is playing on back-to-back nights, many times inconveniencing fans who paid for tickets to come to watch them.
Source: Sports Brief News