The Golden State Warriors fell to the Phoenix Suns 115-111 on Sunday night in Oakland. It was the first time GSW had fallen to our favorite team since 2014, a game in which the defending champs shot a combined 10-for-43 from beyond the 3-point arc.
And Klay Thompson is not handling it well.
Post-game the All-Star guard said the loss to Phoenix marked a low-point in the season.
”It wasn’t pretty,” Thompson said after the Warriors saw their 18-game win steak against the Suns snapped. “Probably [our] worst loss of the season, unfortunately.”
But as any knowledgeable basketball fan knows, responsibility for sub-par efforts very rarely fall to those on the court. Instead, it’s those in the stands that should shoulder the burden of the loss.
“And we’ve been playing a lot of basketball for five years now, so you’re not going to be perfect for 82 games -- we’ve had too many missteps -- but at the end of the day, that’s the first time we’ve lost to that team in 19 games. So it’s ugly but ... I expect our crowd to be little more into it, too. Like, I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle. Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night ‘cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs and that run.”
Thompson is making just shy of $19 million this season. Entering the 2018-19 season the average Warriors ticket ran $463 according to the fine people at ticketiq. Per person. Not including parking or food or drink.
Is this the end of the Golden State dynasty? No one can say for sure, but yes it absolutely is. Are your Suns turning a corner? I’m not ready to go there yet, but I’m quite sure I’ve read the phrase “turning a corner,” entirely too much in the last 24 hours.
At least Klay had some nice things to say about the Suns, once he got done complaining about their fans.
Asked Klay Thompson about the Suns continuing to fight even though they aren’t making the playoffs. He gives a different perspective and says just because they haven’t been winning games doesn’t mean they’re going to stop trying. They’re fighting for their future. pic.twitter.com/8e5ANsWbCe— Ashley Nevel (@AshleyNevel) March 11, 2019
Your Suns get their next crack at rejuvenating pro hoops in Phoenix when they host the Jazz on Wednesday night. Tip is scheduled for 7p in my time zone.