On Thursday night, the Golden State Warriors hosted the Los Angeles Clippers for their first game of the season. It did not end well for the Warriors, who fell 141-122, in their first regular season game at the Chase Center.
By the end, fans shuffled out in the fourth quarter as the Warriors were in the midst of a blowout loss.
With no Klay Thompson, the Warriors struggled to keep pace with the Clippers’ offense. It didn’t help that Los Angeles hit on over 60-percent of its attempts.
However, the loss points to a larger problem for the Warriors.
After the loss, head coach Steve Kerr had a brutally honest reaction to the team’s performance. He thinks more games like this are coming.
Here’s what he had to say, via ESPN:
“This is not a one-off, this is the reality. There’s going to be nights like this this year. You’ve got to play through it, you’ve got to keep fighting and keep getting better. That’s the plan.”
In what was supposed to be a welcoming environment, Warriors fans were taunted by Clippers star Patrick Beverley as they left the game early.
Golden State has a few days to figure things out before a road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon.
Stay tuned for the latest.