Draymond Green and the Warriors are still looking outside for answers

Golden State and Houston. So what might the defending champions and the current worst team in the league have in common? Answer: their foreign balance. The Warriors and the Rockets are actually two teams that haven’t won five games away from home this season…

Draymond Green and his teammates have a chance Sunday night in Chicago against the Bulls, who are on a three-game losing streak. But a good Nikola Vucevic (43 points) and an irregular and inaccurate performance of the Californians explain the new setback. 17th of 21 games away from the Chase Center…

“I want an answer”responded inside to reporters from the Mercury News, when asked why the Warriors are struggling on the outside. “It runs through my head as it does yours. I don’t know. There has to be a sense of urgency and I don’t think we’re playing it. We have to play like a team with something to prove, which wants to improve. »

The loss to Illinois epitomizes part of the Warriors’ season, which has been made up of ups and downs. Stephen Curry and his band got off to a bad start, with an absent defense. Then, in the second quarter, they defended better, hit 3-pts and regained control. Finally, in the third and final quarter, turnovers (23 in total) came to weigh on Steve Kerr’s troops.

Between talent and irregularity, the Warriors stuck to the soft underbelly

When they play with intensity and focus, the defending champions dominate the proceedings. But they manage very little to do it for a few minutes or a few matches in a row.

“Last season, we had moments in the season when we knew we had found the right formula. This year, we had one or two matches, but not a series where we were regularly good”, Stephen Curry complained. “We have problems coordinating the right decisions”, the coach said. “So attack without losing the ball and defend again and again. We often talk about making three stops in a row. Right now, we are not strong enough to do that. »

Result: the Warriors are stuck in the soft underbelly of the league. They currently sit 8th in the West with 21 wins and 22 losses. They are also the 15th most efficient offense and 17th most efficient defense in the league.

With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the roster, the Warriors have too much talent to not be competitive, but without the drive or will, they won’t be able to do much better. This is the observation made by the defender of the year 2017.

“If we don’t have a sense of urgency in this league, we will lose,” Draymond Green recalled. “If we have enough talent, if we don’t have this need, we can be a 50% winning team. That’s how we are today. We’re good but there’s no urgency, so we’re stuck at 50%. We need to find a way to be more urgent. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Stephen Curry 28 33.9 49.5 42.6 91.4 0.6 5.7 6.3 6.5 2.9 1.0 0.4 2.2 29.2
Jordan Poole 42 30.2 43.0 31.1 86.5 0.4 2.1 2.5 4.5 3.5 0.7 0.2 2.4 20.9
Clay Thompson 33 31.9 42.0 38.8 88.9 0.7 3.2 3.9 2.5 1.7 0.6 0.5 2.1 20.7
Andrew Wiggins 25 31.9 49.2 42.3 63.0 1.7 3.4 5.0 2.2 1.4 1.5 0.8 2.9 18.3
Donte Divincenzo 32 23.9 39.4 37.3 85.7 1.0 3.7 4.8 3.0 1.4 1.3 0.1 1.9 7.8
Draymond Green 38 31.3 50.0 31.5 70.2 0.8 6.3 7.1 6.6 2.4 0.8 0.8 2.9 7.6
Jonathan Kuminga 33 18.6 47.2 25.8 67.2 1.0 2.2 3.2 1.7 1.5 0.5 0.5 2.3 7.5
Anthony Lamb 34 19.8 50.3 40.3 75.9 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.3 2.3 7.4
Ty Jerome 25 17.7 49.6 38.2 96.2 0.1 1.5 1.6 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.4 7.2
James Wiseman 19 12.7 60.9 50.0 65.7 0.9 2.7 3.6 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.4 1.9 6.8
Kevon Looney 42 23.2 63.2 0.0 63.6 2.9 5.5 8.5 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 2.8 6.7
Jamychal Green 28 14.9 51.2 26.5 73.3 1.4 2.6 4.0 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.4 2.0 5.8
Moses Moody 36 15.3 45.3 36.6 70.3 0.4 1.3 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.9 5.4
Patrick Baldwin, Jr. 13 8.9 42.9 43.2 75.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.5 5.4
Andre Iguodala 3 14.1 75.0 50.0 0.0 0.3 2.0 2.3 1.7 1.7 0.3 0.3 1.7 2.3
Ryan Rollins 12 5.2 35.0 33.3 100.0 0.3 0.8 1.0 0.5 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.8 1.9

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