Golden State is going through a rough patch. Whether it’s Klay Thompson’s adjustment or Draymond Green’s extended layoff, the reality is that they’re not showing the strength they once were. Last night, against a very depleted Pacers, they ended up falling in overtime against all odds.
«We were definitely a little accelerated as reflected in that 9 of 42 in triples. It was not a good game on our part in terms of execution despite managing to shoot up to 42 triples. I don’t think we’ve earned the right to get much more. I feel like we were spread out and rushed the whole time,” explains Steve Kerr.
In a close match, it was Justin Holiday who provided the excitement with a three-pointer that forced extra time with six seconds remaining. The last pitch, by Juan Toscano-Anderson, did not enter. Already in the five minutes of extension, the Pacers went and closed the victory.
“Golden State is a great team. They have two of the best players, two of the best shooters you’ve ever seen in this game, so I think getting this win is a really big thing for us,” says Chris Duarte, Indiana’s leading scorer with 27 points.
The rookie is right. Those from Indianapolis were planted in the game without Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner. Yes, they were missing four starters and still won.
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