Warriors Player Reveals How Klay Thompson Was Upset After Disastrous Loss Against Raptors 

Published 04/03/2021, 12:48 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors suffered their second-worst defeat in franchise history tonight. It came at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, who won 130-77. Although the Warriors were missing their two most important players, it was still an inexcusable performance.

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During the post-game interview, shooting guard Kent Bazemore talked about how the veterans, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, especially, were hurt after this loss.

Bazemore said, “It’s a hard pill for them to swallow. We talk about, these guys, five straight Finals appearances. This is, by any means, not acceptable by them at all. This hurts them more than anything. Klay was fired up after the game.”

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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

The Warriors were a dominant team in the NBA from 2015 to 2019. They had five consecutive Finals appearances, including three triumphs. But since their last one in 2019, which ended in defeat, the Warriors have been on a downward spiral. They finished rock bottom in the following season, and this season has hardly been better.

Tonight’s loss was a tough one. They came into the game with Curry and Draymond missing so they already had their work cut out. Their offensive struggles began right from the start and they failed to get going.

They shot just 32% from the field as a team which is beyond embarrassing. The Raptors were up by 60 at one point, but it ended in a 53 point defeat.

Can the Warriors resurrect their season or is it already over for them?

The Warriors are currently the 10th seed in the West. Finishing 10th would get them into the play-in tournament, but qualifying as the lower seed is tough. However, they might finish lower with the Kings, Pelicans, and Thunder closing in on them. If they continue this slump, the Warriors could slide back into a similar position as last season.

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Curry’s MVP form has kept them in the playoff hunt, but a lack of support from the rest is not helping their cause. Their weak depth has also been a major reason for their poor displays.

Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) leaves the court during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

With 23 games left to go, the Warriors’ season could be over. The best they might be able to do is qualify as a lower seed for the playoffs but nothing more. If the losses continue to pile up, the senior players might be rested and they will once again take their hopes to the lottery.

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Aaron Mathew

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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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