Warriors had been embarrassed after first Bucks sport

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08 Dec 2018, 16:08 IST
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Warriors star Klay Thompson

The Golden State Warriors had been pushed to win on the Milwaukee Bucks as a result of embarrassment of a humbling residence defeat in November, revealed Klay Thompson and Steve Kerr.

The Bucks triumphed 134-111 at Oracle Enviornment final month, however it was a distinct story in Milwaukee on Friday because the Warriors got here out 105-95 winners on the highway.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson every put up 20 factors and the latter confirmed the groups’ earlier assembly was used as a supply of motivation for Golden State.

“We had been embarrassed,” Thompson advised reporters. “We bought smacked at residence. That is by no means enjoyable.

“I believed we got here out and performed nice tonight on each side. Aside from our excessive turnovers, we performed wonderful basketball. That is how I really feel.”

Head coach Kerr believes the Warriors performed “10 instances tougher” than in that prior defeat and had the same rationalization to Thompson for the champions’ enchancment.

“They beat us by about 50 and we had been embarrassed,” he stated. “Our guys are aggressive.

“We solely play Jap groups twice and we all know which of them have an opportunity to be within the Finals, so we all the time need to play nicely towards these explicit groups, simply in case we’re lucky sufficient to get there and see one among them.”

Kerr now hopes Golden State (18-9) are nicely set to place collectively “a bit run” after three straight wins.

“I actually really feel like it is a stretch the place we are able to make some hay, get some momentum, get on a pleasant streak and get some rhythm to our sport,” Kerr stated.

“We nonetheless have enchancment to make offensively – I do not know what number of turnovers we had within the first half – however I feel we’re primed to get on a bit run if we handle our enterprise.”

The Warriors boss was notably happy along with his facet’s defensive work and the way in which they handled Bucks hazard man Giannis Antetokounmpo, though the ahead nonetheless contributed 22 factors and 15 rebounds.

“We simply tried to remain in entrance of him and I feel, general, we did a fairly good job,” Kerr stated of the Greek.

“He is inconceivable to cease, however I believed we did job of blending up, throwing some doubles at him, rotating the shooters after which, at instances, staying complete and making him go proper via us to attain.

“We did not give him too many simple ones. All in all, it was a extremely good effort.”

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