Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wants his team to play with good intensity throughout the game. Kerr feels the biggest challenge for them is to not lose their focus. The Dubs registered a 120-101 win against Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
GSW took a 39-23 lead in the first quarter but they weren’t able to keep the same impetus going in the next three quarters. In fact, GSW had a 22-4 lead at the beginning of the game.
Andrew Wiggins scored his season-best 36 points with eight three-pointers. Steph Curry also delivered once again for the team as he added 30 points and also contributed 10 assists.
“It was a phenomenal first 18 minutes, I thought that was maybe the best stretch we’ve had all year to start the game and then halfway through the second quarter, maybe eight minutes left in the second quarter we didn’t have any turnovers, we had like 16 assists, we were defending, rebounding, doing everything right and then we just lost our focus,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
“That’s our biggest challenge right now is trying to maintain our focus long enough to not give up leads and allow teams back in and I thought that’s what happened tonight.”
On the other hand, Wiggins feels he was able to make the most of his good form as he was in the right flow.
“I felt like I was just flowing,” Wiggins said. “My shot felt good, my teammates did a great job finding me and getting me open shots and good looks.”
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson didn’t play in back-to-back matches for the team and Kerr is hopeful he would be able to do it later in the season.
“The hope is that he will play back-to-backs later this year. Today, he will go through really good court work to try and simulate as best we can what a back-to-back would feel like for him,” Kerr said.
GSW will next take on Indiana Pacers on Monday night.