The Golden State Warriors took a beatdown in Atlanta, losing 104-79 to the Hawks. The Warriors played with 0 All-Stars due to injuries, but this was supposed to be a winnable game for them considering the Hawks were also struggling coming into this contest.
Warriors’ frontcourt struggles
The good news: Eric Paschall’s 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists on 9-of-11 shooting was the brightest spot for Golden State on a difficult evening. In spurts, he looked like the best player on the floor from either team.
this is touuuuuggggggh pic.twitter.com/EsAwE1x1Cm— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 3, 2019
Omari Spellman also had 10 points and 9 rebounds in his return to against his former team in Atlanta.
The bad news: the rest of the Warriors’ bigs didn’t provide much. Kevon Looney had 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 15 minutes of playing time in his second game of the season. Marquese Chriss had as many turnovers as points (six).
Shooting woes and turnovers doom Dubs
Paschall knocked down both of his attempts from beyond the arc. He was the only Warrior who seemed to have any idea of how to score from deep, as Golden State shot 3-of-17 from downtown. Here’s how the Warriors shot from three-point range tonight:
- Glenn Robinson III: 0/1
- Alec Burks: 1/5
- Marquese Chriss: 0/1
- Omari Spellman: 0/4
- Ky Bowman 0/1
- Jordan Poole: 0/3
- Eric Paschall: 2/2
Not only did the team fire up bricks repeatedly, they couldn’t protect the ball either. Golden State turned the ball over 23 times, while racking up only 17 assists.
No wonder they only scored 79 points!
Trae Young was a problem
The Dubs were set on trapping the Hawks’ alleged Stephen Curry clone tonight, but Young rose to the challenge.
The Warriors are trapping Trae Young on every high ball screen. Should we tell James Harden it happens to other players, too? pic.twitter.com/rJz6txk9o6— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 3, 2019
BET you didn't see that coming pic.twitter.com/d0M25os4wt— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 3, 2019
Young finished with 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field, making 2-of-6 from three-point range, with 7 assists, and 7 turnovers.
Golden State’s next game will be Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte against the Hornets. Maybe Dell Curry has some words of wisdom for the young squad?