Steve Kerr Says Warriors Weren’t ‘Disciplined Enough’ To Beat Knicks

Steve Kerr told NBA reporters that the Golden State Warriors weren’t “disciplined enough” to beat the New York Knicks last night (3/18). 

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The Warriors lost to the Knicks by a final score of 119-112. 

“I just didn’t think we were disciplined enough throughout the game to earn the win,” Kerr said, via The Athletic. “We were biting on pump fakes on non-shooters, we were getting back-cut over and over again, which compromised our defense. They had 14 offensive boards. They just outplayed us. Simple as that.”

The Warriors turned the ball over 13 times against the Knicks. Every Golden State starter had a negative plus-minus. 

“It was almost the exact opposite of our game in New York a couple of weeks ago where I think we started out that game 14-0,” Kerr said.

The Warriors are 35-32 on the season. They are in 10th place in the Western Conference standings. All signs point toward Golden State facing the Los Angeles Lakers in the 9-10 play-in tournament game. 

“A week or two ago, sixth seed was the motivation,” Warriors superstar Stephen Curry said. “Now I could care less about where we’re at. The consistency of how we’re playing, that’s the most important thing. Because honestly, who cares what seed you are? If you play like we did tonight — six, seven, eight, nine, 10 — whatever it is, doesn’t matter. You’re not getting very far.”

The Warriors lost to the Lakers in the second round of the 2023 playoffs in six games. Barring a miracle, it doesn’t appear Golden State will win the NBA title this year. 

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