Even when the Golden State Warriors seem off, they usually find another gear to flip to.
This was one of those rare games where low energy and lackadaisical play ultimately dug the team too large of a hole to come back out of. They looked stuck in the mud for most of the game and just couldn’t match the intensity of the Charlotte Hornets.
Klay Thompson came out on fire, hitting his first several shots in a row. He would serve as their offensive life raft for the first half of the game, keeping them afloat while most of the other players struggled from the field.
Kevin Durant’s shots weren’t falling. Draymond Green was ice cold despite piling up 16 assists — tying a career high. Only Shaun Livingston could really give them some additional scoring.
Okay!!! We see you Shaun pic.twitter.com/WdjfMEKlwE— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 30, 2017
Durant would eventually find some rhythm coming out of halftime. But unfortunately, few other Warriors could get it going offensively. David West became only the Warriors’ third double-digit scorer in the fourth quarter.
But what undid the Dubs was mostly self-inflicted wounds, as they continually turned the ball over with poor decisions and lazy passes all game long. Towards the end of the fourth quarter, the Hornets had a 32-9 lead in points off of turnovers.
On top of that, Dwight Howard had another monster game against Golden State, even hitting a couple mid-range jump shots. Seriously, what’s up with this guy finding some semblance of a shooting touch against us?
Luckily we look to get Stephen Curry back tomorrow night. I hear he’s pretty good.
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