“It was a bad performance all the way through,” said 2015 league MVP Stephen Curry, adding, “It was just one of those days that you want to avoid at all costs.”
Head coach Steve Kerr attributes the loss to the team’s age group, the majority of the players on the team being Millennials.
“I joke with Steph all the time: ‘We’re Millennials.’ This team is filled with Millennials, and Millennials can’t focus.” Kerr added, “Sometimes he jokingly asks me if he can send a text or a tweet during the game.”
Curry confessed, “Guilty as charged.”
Aside from not focusing, the Warriors’ typically brilliant backcourt of Curry and Clay Thompson shot a putrid 32% (13-40) from the field. Curry alone missed 9 0f his ten three-point-shots. Thompson was worse missing all eight of his attempts beyond the arc.
The inevitable implosion anticipated by Lakers fans never happened as they managed to pull off their monumental upset over the NBA league leaders, winning the contest 112-95.
The Lakers, on the brink of capturing the worst season in Lakers history, won only for the 13th time in 64 games. The Warriors, on the other hand, won 55 games so far this season, giving them a chance to topple the NBA record for most wins. The Michael Jordan led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls hold the record with 72.
But as SFGate reported on Monday, it was the Warriors and not the Lakers who looked more like the team with the league’s second-worst winning record.