Being a fan of the worst team in the NBA this season has made for plenty of rough nights, but tonight’s drubbing at the hand of the Los Angeles Clippers still stands out as one of the more thorough beat downs of the season.
As nice as it is to say “this is why you have to watch every game” after a big win, sometimes wire-to-wire losses like this one come along. Games best quickly forgotten.
All the usual problems reared their heads. The Warriors porous defense was extra permissive tonight, and the Clippers took advantage. They ended up shooting a gaudy 45.5% from behind the arc on 20 of 44 shooting. Los Angeles really pulled away on the strength of 41-22 second quarter, and the Warriors couldn’t muster up enough offense or defense to make any headway.
Stephen Curry didn’t play, which combined with the Coronavirus impact led to a somewhat empty and listless stadium.
It wouldn’t be a Warriors game without another injury, and tonight it was Juan Toscano-Anderson that went down. A fairly innocuous looking drive ended with him crumpled on the floor with a badly rolled ankle after less than a minute of game time. We’ll update tomorrow once the team releases additional information, for now the Warriors are simply calling it a “sprain,” which covers a wide range.
As always, the team showed a couple of promising flashes. Dragan Bender tied his career high with 23 points, and Wiggins had this pretty sweet dunk:
March 11th 2020
Other than that though? This game was all Clippers.
The Warriors will re-evaluate everything, and are set to host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. Steph Curry is rumored to return, so that will be nice.
Here are some cats doing cute cat things: