The show must go on. This is the current ethos of the Golden State Warriors after what its fans think was an embarrassing Christmas night.
The group lost against the Los Angeles Lakers 101-127 at the Oracle Arena on what was considered as the fourth-highest rated NBA match held on Christmas Day.
The enthusiastic national TV audience witnessed how the Lakers extinguished the fighting spirit of their fellow Californian team.
It was the home loss that, apparently, shook the core of the Warriors’ staff and players. The team had already failed to win in four matches at the Oracle Arena by 20 points or higher.
Although Steve Kerr’s team has the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Warriors still have to work harder in the next matches.
On Thursday, they will contend against the Portland Trail Blazers at their home court. Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry scored 15 points on the shooting field in 37 minutes during the game.
He performed an average of 29.2 points per match. At the same time, from the three-point range, Curry was shooting a career-high 46.5 percent.
Feeling horrific as he and the Warriors left the arena, the two-time Most Valuable Player admitted that his team “laid an egg” as the were hammered by the Lakers on Christmas Day.
Curry confirmed that it was indeed tough to play against the Los Angeles team during that occasion with so much hype.
Klay Thompson also struggled during the game. The shooting guard gave merely 44.1 percent from the shooting field.
Affirming in front of the media that it was a “long season” for the team, the eighth-year veteran’s performance demonstrated several percentage points lower than in the last four seasons.
All-Star forward Draymond Green also took public responsibility for the Warriors’ loss. With merely 11-for-49 from the three-point shooting range this year, he said that he was disappointed with the way he has been playing.
Warriors superstar Kevin Durant may be mindful of these recent negative events faced by his team, yet he has chosen to stand tall.
He said that there should be no blame game among his team members.
Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr urged his squad to just carry on because what is important is to keep responding to negativities with a tough face as they are a team made for championships.