Warriors Aficionado David Barnes Briefly Explains Each of Golden State’s First 13 Losses, and Elaborates on the Spurs Loss


A rare sight: Warriors coach Steve Kerr and assistant Ron Adams shown with unpleasant expressions. (AP photo, KTVU)

A rare sight: Warriors coach Steve Kerr and assistant Ron Adams shown with unpleasant expressions.                      (AP photo, KTVU)

1. @Suns

We solaced ourselves by saying the Warriors had no Klay or Lee, but it was the 26 turnovers (10 by Curry) that did the Warriors in. Back end of a back to back

2. San Antonio

19 turnovers for the Warriors vs. just 9 for the reigning Champs

3. @Memphis

No Bogut or Lee. Curry went 1-10 from three.

4. @Lakers & 5. @ Clips

Christmas presents

6. @OKC

No Bogut or Iguodala

7. Bulls

No Bogut or Lee. Draymond & Iguodala went 1-9 from three. OT loss

8. @Jazz

The Warriors let the Jazz dominate the boards for some reason (Bogut, Draymond, and Barnes all looked tired in the thin air)

9. @Hawks

The Hawks hit 15-27 threes. And hit 33 free throws to the Warriors’ 10.

10. @Pacers

No Curry

11. @Cavs

Curry & Klay went 10-30.

12. @Nets

Klay went 3-17. Back end of a back to back

13. @Nuggets

The Warriors sat 5 of their top 7 players.

14. @Spurs

(I write to David, as I’m watching the game the next morning:

This first quarter was brutal. Talk about statement games. What the Dubs did to Memphis, the Spurs did to the Dubs. Clearly, Draymond was rusty. Klay struggling in 1st Q. Kawhi is absolutely insane. 11 pts, 3 steals, 3 reb, 2 ast in first 8.5 minutes of game. Insane.

Can’t wait for these playoffs.

David:

You could tell that they were pressing and that the Spurs were ready to take full advantage of that. Felt bad for Bogut because he couldn’t go out on Duncan without leaving the paint empty. As bad as it was it would have been worse with Tiago in there. Duncan looks good, Leonard is a monster, San Antonio are the champs. Would like to think that they watch the video from that game every time the Dubs have an easy win as a reminder of what they ascribe to do, be. The Spurs are the blueprint for success in modern sports.

***

Since then, the Warriors dropped a 103-100 heart-breaker (loss #15) to the Pelicans in New Orleans.

65-15 record.

Ridiculous point differential: +10.1 points per game.

Reminds me of the 2007-08 Celtics, who finished 66-16.

Let the playoffs begin…

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