Warriors’ Steve Kerr Unhappy with the Team’s Performance Against Minnesota Timberwolves

January 26, 2021 4:00 pm

After suffering from two back-to-back losses, the Golden State Warriors finally got their victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team is standing in the ninth spot in the Western Conference, holding an 8-8 record. With Stephen Curry’s performance on the offense and Andrew Wiggins shining on the defensive end, they may have cinched this win, but Steve Kerr is still not thrilled.

Shouldn’t have struggled against the Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are the worst team in the West right now. So, if the Warriors were anywhere near losing this game, that isn’t a great sign. Steph Curry led the Dubs with his 36 point performance, and Wiggins chipped in with 23 points against his former team.

From the very beginning of the game, the Warriors didn’t relinquish control even once. This might have a lot to do with Steve Kerr’s move of making changes in the starting lineup. Instead of playing James Wiseman as the center, Kevon Looney took over. But even then, Kerr doesn’t think the Golden State had a great game.

As per Drew Shiller, “Steve Kerr loved the start, but: “I wasn’t particularly pleased with the rest of the game. We won on talent. Andrew and Steph both put up big numbers, and Draymond made some great plays. We had some good individual outings, but I didn’t feel like we played a great game.”

The Golden State Warriors back to their form?

By halftime itself, the Dubs had a 13 point lead for themselves. In fact, they kept a double-figure lead until the Wolves cut it it to just eight with just a few minutes left on the clock. This is when we saw Curry and Draymond Green back on the court. Steph ended up dropping eight points in a row to grab the win.

Wiggins did a job well done on both ends of the floor. Thus, it was a team effort that helped them take over the Wolves. However, Minnesota was actually shorthanded in this matchup, but they did have Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.

Is it possible that the Warriors might have had a tougher time beating the Wolves if these two were there? Well, can’t really say for sure, but if Steve Kerr believes they could have done better, they probably could have.

January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and center James Wiseman (33) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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Yashima Bhatia

Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for Essentially Sports. Her love for playing the game transitioned into her love for writing for the sport. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with experience as a scriptwriter for short films. This die-hard Lakers fan has been working for EssentiallySports since July 2020.

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