For the first time in the Steve Kerr era, the Golden State Warriors have lost four games in a row.
The latest setback came Wednesday night in a 123-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a game in which the Warriors never found a solid rhythm and struggled to close down the stretch yet again.
It’s the first time the Warriors have dropped four straight since Feb. 26-March 2, 2013, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The 450 games between those losing streaks is the fourth-longest such streak in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china
“We just aren’t scoring the ball well,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. “It’s tough for us to find the rim right now scoring it; 95 points, we don’t really want that. We haven’t been shooting the ball well, all of us. So we knock down some shots.
“I think our defense was solid to start the game. I think we did a good job on the defensive side of the ball. But after a while, shots don’t fall, it leads to other things. They shot 23 more shots than us? That’s a way to get beat.”
During their four-game skid, the Warriors are averaging 95.5 points. While the group is frustrated about its recent play, there is a confidence within the locker room given that Draymond Green (toe) and Stephen Curry (strained left groin) are both expected to be back at some point in the near future.
Curry has missed six straight games and is expected to miss at least a few more after injuring his groin during a Nov. 8 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Green has missed three straight games as he continues to deal with a lingering toe issue.
“Our guys, they’re not gonna get too discouraged,” Kerr said. “They know, especially the guys who have been in this league for a long time, they know the drill. We haven’t felt this a whole lot here the last few years — maybe once or twice — but this is part of being in the league. You’re banged up, you lose games. You just fight your way out of it and get healthy and you keep going, and things’ll turn.“cheap official nike nfl jerseys
Kerr has been trying to push positive vibes during his team’s recent bad stretch, which dates to a Nov. 12 overtime loss on the road to the LA Clippers. That loss was overshadowed by a verbal altercation between Green and Durant that shook the team and caused Green to miss a Nov. 13 win over the Atlanta Hawks because of a one-game suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team.”