Steve Kerr Comments on Warriors' Focus After Loss vs. Lakers

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Steve Kerr Comments on Warriors' Focus After Loss vs. Lakers
Kelvin Kuo/Associated Press

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered an interesting explanation for his squad’s struggles in its 112-95 defeat Sunday to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers.   

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.

Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated passed along the coach's comments: "We looked like the [millennials] tonight. We couldn't focus. We weren’t ready. Zero attention span on either end."

Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times added a little context:  

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. 

Follow Golden State Warriors from B/R on Facebook

Follow Golden State Warriors from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Golden State Warriors

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.