Kerr said the team’s problem was a lack of focus and seemed to be trying to lessen the blow of a historic loss with a loose tone, as Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group noted.
Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times added a little context:
Steve Kerr says he jokes with Steph Curry that this team is the millennials -- and we all know millennials can't focus. Today, it happened.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) March 6, 2016
Here is a video of Kerr speaking with the media after losing only his second game since returning on Jan. 22, shared by ESPN:
With Sunday's loss, the Warriors became the first team in NBA history with a .900-plus win percentage after 50 games to lose to a team with a sub-.200 win percentage, per the Elias Sports Bureau (h/t Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com).
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were the only Warriors to score in double figures with 18 and 15 points, respectively. But the Splash Brothers shot an uncharacteristic 1-of-18 on three-pointers.
Whatever the reason for the Warriors' lack of focus, a loss to the worst team in the Western Conference is nonetheless alarming—particularly considering the issue. The Warriors have so much attention on them right now as they chase the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins in addition to pursuing their second straight NBA title.
A lack of focus two months from now could be a big cause for concern.