Oracle Arena could not understand what happened. What initially was believed a duel of similar forces took dyes of historical beating with the passage of the minutes and the strength was violated. It was the first time Lebron James visited Golden State alongside the Lakers for the NBA. And after the game, there was not a good record for the Warriors.
The voluminous 101-127 on Wednesday did not surprise the players' quality of the visit, which even surpassed the injury of James, who managed to be 21 minutes on the track. Surprisingly, because the NBA bills nowadays already show signs of a worn campaign that, although it has them in high places, is already the worst season as a local with Steve Kerr to the control With this defeat, in fact, the Warriors cut off a run of 11 games without losing a host in front of the Los Angeles set.
The injuries of Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousin, the level breaks and the discussion that starred Draymond Green and Kevin Durant in the middle of the game have helped Oracle Arena witness an unknown game of his team. In the current season, Golden State has already lost four times for more than 20 points as a local, all in November and December. Milwaukee, Oklahoma, Toronto and Lakers were the executors. "The defeats here were for beating, and it is a difficult thing to swallow", Curry synthesized for Christmas. In the previous four years with Kerr as a coach, the falls for this difference were only two.
The 13 defeats that add to the Warriors, from the home or visit, are more than those that they obtained next to Kerr in 2015-16 when they were runners-up but on the regular stage they only lost nine times. They approach the 15 that they suffered in 2014-15 and 2016-17, where they crowned champions. Of course, for the calm, they are far from the 24 games that could not win in the last season, of which they are also monarchs.
The head of the year has not been good for Golden State. In the last two months their worst raffles of the current champions were concentrated. His worst set of defeats was four games, until they were able to beat the Trail Blazers.
The falls, internal conflicts and rumors of players' outings add to the warriors. The certain possibility of losing the disappointed Durant does not even work in the champion's climate. Of course, in the interior they are dramatic: "This year is harder than in the past only because of the circumstances. Everything is part of that, we will overcome it, we will improve," Kerr said A bit of experience has.