The Golden State Warriors have gained two championships in a row and are the favourite to take the trophy residence this yr as effectively. The stacked workforce All-Stars are anticipated to smash all competitors, and that is why followers everywhere in the NBA had been shocked when the Dallas Mavericks completely smacked Golden State on Saturday (March 23). The defending champs loss to the Mavericks whereas at residence in Oakland 126-91. The 35-point loss is Golden State’s worst loss since Steve Kerr turned the top coach in 2014, and the workforce’s largest total loss since 2007. When requested concerning the recreation by ESPN, Kerr said, “Defensively, we weren’t related. We weren’t speaking, and we acquired f to that sluggish begin. And Dallas is at all times a tough workforce to protect — they execute effectively, and I feel they made 12 3s within the first half, 21 for the sport. Quite a bit miscommunication — however we simply could not pull collectively after that sluggish begin, and we by no means might get any traction within the recreation. So, we simply acquired to flush this one down the bathroom and transfer on to tomorrow. Not a lot else to do.” It’s bizarre to listen to the Golden State coach speak concerning the problem taking part in towards a workforce that drained a flurry threes.
Kevin Durant wasn’t very involved concerning the loss although. Speaking with ESPN, Durant said, “It’s not odd in any respect. I feel all people in that locker room has gotten their asses beat at residence earlier than. I do know this expertise is totally different, how a lot profitable we have accomplished the previous few years. But we’re nonetheless within the NBA; guys have been an element horrible video games, together with the nice video games, as effectively. The benefit of it, we play tomorrow night time too.” Is it the tip a dynasty? We do not suppose so.