Kevin Durant insisted it was not time to press the panic button after the Warriors had been crushed carefully by the Mavericks at Oracle Arena.
With two-time MVP Stephen Curry rested, the back-to-back NBA champions suffered their biggest loss since 2007 by taking place 126-91 to the Mavs, who’re second bottom of the Western Conference standings.
Steve Kerr’s crew have been on the improper end of various heavy defeats at residence this time interval too, shedding 128-95 to the Celtics earlier this month and being crushed by a minimal of 20 components in video video games in direction of the Lakers, Raptors, Thunder and Bucks earlier inside the advertising and marketing marketing campaign.
However, with the Warriors nonetheless second inside the Western Conference standings and sure for the playoffs, Durant observed no function to dissect the most recent reverse in any good ingredient.
“It’s not odd at all,” he suggested reporters.
“I really feel all individuals inside the locker room has gotten their a**** beat at residence sooner than.
KD – 25p/5r/4a
DeMarcus – 19p/6r/3a
Kevon – 12p/3r
Klay – 8p/2r
Quinn – 7p/7a/6r
Draymond – 6p/3r/2a
Alfonzo – 5p/2r
Damion – 4p/2r
Jacob – 4r
Jonas – 3p/2a/2s
Jordan – 2p pic.twitter.com/hBzcly5S5c
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 24, 2019
“I do know this experience is completely completely different, how lots profitable we’ve got completed the previous few years. But we’re nonetheless inside the NBA — guys have been a part of horrible video video games, along with good video video games as correctly.
“The good thing about it, we play tomorrow night [Sunday] too.”
The Warriors made merely 13.3 per cent of their footage from previous the arc, the place they’re often so atmosphere pleasant.
Three-time All Star Draymond Green thought his crew struggled to get motivated to face such a lowly opponent.
“I don’t know…we just got punched,” he acknowledged.
“You type of sensed the ability wasn’t there. That’s type of common in a recreation like that. I didn’t really sense we’d lose by 40 [they lost by 35].
“Sometimes you’ve got video video games the place having fun with in direction of that crew will not be going to get you up. You acquired to hunt out the ability someplace else. We didn’t.
“It is weird. Games you’re supposed to win at home, you expect to win them. We’ve had quite a few let-downs this year.”