‘Scattered and Disorganized’: Warriors’ Steve Kerr Takes Blame for Loss Against Bucks

Published 12/25/2020, 11:37 PM EST
Dec 25, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during a NBA game at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors received the worst possible Christmas present. Coming off a blowout loss against the Nets, Steve Kerr’s men were expected to have some reaction when they faced the Bucks in their Christmas day encounter. But they went from bad to worse, as the Bucks defeated them 138-99.

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Kerr was clearly unhappy with his team’s performance. The Warriors looked all over the place, and Kerr took the blame for it.

He said, “We just had two good days of practice with our execution, working on getting into offense, hard cuts, and reads. We did not execute much of anything. It was kind of just scattered and disorganized. I’m disappointed in that and need to take the blame for that.”

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Warriors struggling on offense

The Warriors managed to handle the pace of the Bucks in the first half. Stephen Curry was doing his best to create plays for his teammates as he struggled with his shooting form.

He ended the half with 4-10 shooting but had four assists. But Curry’s second-half performance was even worse as he shot 2-7, which extended his poor run of form on Christmas Day.

Dec 25, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA game at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors’ biggest problem on offense was the lack of plays being followed and their miserable shooting.

Andrew Wiggins kept forcing shots as he did in the previous game. After ending with figures of 4-16 from in his previous outing, it was another disappointing game for the former Minnesota Timberwolves player. He shot 6-18 against the Bucks and went 0-4 from the three-point line.

Kelly Oubre Jr resumed where he left last game and ended with zero percent accuracy from long-range. He shot 0-6 from behind the arc last game, and as a result,  Oubre has earned an unwanted record with his performances in the first two games.

Too much responsibility for Stephen Curry

Since Draymond Green is out with injury, Curry is the sole leader out on the court and he is clearly struggling with it so far. The other responsibility for him is to lead the playmaking department. In the game against the Bucks, he was the only player to record more than two assists.

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Draymond would fill both voids and ease the responsibility on Curry. The Warriors desperately need him to return soon, so they can start winning some games and stay in the playoff race.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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