After an initially strong performance in New Orleans, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors encountered a glitch, after which they completely lost their rhythm. Head coach Steve Kerr didn’t want to look for the reason for the 103: 108 defeat.
With just under four minutes on the clock in the third quarter and a 77:71 lead, Curry was just about to start a threesome when the lights in the Smoothie King Center went out. A minute later it went on, but the sniper could no longer build on his previous achievements.
In the first attack after that he was blocked by Steven Adams, in the remaining season he only added 2 more points to the previous 35 points. He hit a single of his eleven throws from the field and none from a distance in six attempts.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before. It was a strange situation because we were a little in the flow before and after that it was very uneven offensively. But it was a complicated game overall,” said Curry afterwards. Whether the incident had an impact on the outcome is “difficult to say”.
Warriors coach: light glitch “didn’t matter”
The hall operator spoke of a “brief technical error that was immediately recognized and rectified”. Kerr didn’t see the matter as dramatic either. “I don’t think that mattered. Not at all.” Curry just missed a few feasible throws: “They weren’t wide open, but feasible. That happens.”
Both teams met last night, with the better ending for the Warriors. This time the Pelicans secured victory thanks to 33 points from Lonzo Ball, after the mini-break Golden State scored only 26 points (10/31 FG).