Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Steve Kerr slams Warriors for their blowout loss vs Pacers

Steve Kerr slams Warriors for their blowout loss vs Pacers

They only have one player clearing 14 points per game-rookie Donovan Mitchell, who's just a mediocre shooter from the field (43.7 percent) and outside (33.8).

He averages 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists. "I know that this game doesn't mean anything in the seedings". It would take Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony playing their best basketball together, which hasn't happened often. So, um, we've got to be better.

Golden State's defensive effort was certainly lackluster as IN shot 53.8 percent from the field and 51.7 percent from beyond the arc. Bogdanovic's layup gave IN a 52-42 lead with 4:25 left, and after building a 62-51 halftime lead, IN extended the margin to 22 during the third. It's an embarrassing effort and a pathetic effort.

Asked what he wanted to see, Kerr answered: "Just trying, cutting hard, driving, maybe boxing out once in a while".

Bojan Bogdanovic led the way for the Pacers with 28 points after having an incredible night from the floor (11-13 from the floor; 6-7 from three-point range).

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Golden state on the road without a chance lost to "Indiana".

Now, five days later, the Warriors have an insight as to how long they'll be without their second-year guard.

Golden State failed to outscore the Pacers in a single quarter as in built a 22-point lead midway through the third quarter.

Oklahoma City fell to sixth in the Western Conference standings. Perhaps unrealistic. Yet, Young will still play when the Warriors (57-21) play the Indiana Pacers (46-32) despite nursing the flu. Utah has held 14 of its last 17 opponents below 100 points, limiting teams to just 42.4 percent shooting over that stretch. "I thought our guys responded to the challenge of the things we needed to do defensively". Despite their efforts, the Warriors were never close to the Pacers after the second half, with the Eastern Conference side now boasting six wins in seven games against them this regular season.

Warriors: Host New Orleans on Saturday, looking for their 11th straight win in the series. Down 26, Golden State threw in the towel and removed its starters as the Pacers coasted to a victory and season sweep of the Warriors.

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