Los Angeles — Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr on Monday’s Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers A needed win. He said that nothing was complete until the warriors were on the verge of completion.
but the golden state forward kevon looney Admitted what a huge hole it is coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. That and the Warriors know from personal experience.
Still, the Warriors lost to the Lakers 104-101 In Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals, that put them exactly where Kerr was talking about — on the brink of elimination.
“It seems to be what it is,” said Kerr. “You go home and you take care of business. You get a win. And the momentum is right in your favor. That’s all. Somebody has to win four times. So you play it.”
Golden State is 1-14 so far in the series after falling behind 3-1. Their only return was in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. oklahoma city thunder, They squandered their own 3–1 advantage in the next round against cleveland cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
The Warriors guard said, “We made history first. The goal is to win one at home. We know we are capable of taking care of the home court. It’s about living in the present and not looking ahead.” klay thompson Said.
“It’s fun to reflect on the past and learn from it and take the same competitive energy that brought us back in the past to today.”
But the team Thompson was considering was a different team than he is now. That squad was a superteam that won 73 regular-season games.
This season, the Warriors have battled a disconnect — both on and off the court — all campaign and regular season success hasn’t been there to get back.
With the Warriors said to be most confident they can keep their season alive, Game 4 is within their reach. The Warriors were up by 12 points midway through the third quarter. He defended well and cut down on fouling. He didn’t play much in transition but said he had good ball control.
golden state guard Stephen Curry Recorded his third career triple-double after the season with 31 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.
But the loss followed the same recipe as the Warriors’ many other road losses, squandering all their good in the final minutes and failing to close.
Curry said, “We had good looks that didn’t go in, but we fought until the last second to give ourselves a chance to get the win.” “In the fourth quarter, we only scored 17 points. That’s a tough way to finish. I’ll have to watch the film to see where they adjusted defensively, but we had a lot of good looks. We had the confidence “
The vibe in the Warriors locker room after Game 4 sent a different message than his words of pure optimism. Jordan Poole Turning his back to him, spoke to reporters. No music was playing. There were murmurs about how he had let the game slip away.
Still, the Warriors head back to the Chase Center in San Francisco for Wednesday’s Game 5 trying not to think too far into the future and extend their season by just one game.
As different as he is now from when he made his comeback in 2016, he’s telling himself what he told himself back then: “Take it one game at a time and enjoy the process of chasing greatness,” Thompson said.