The Golden State Warriors lost 102-100 against the Hornets after leading the game into the last 10 seconds. The manner of this loss will leave Warrior’s fans with anger and disappointment than usual.
Steph Curry was ruled out of the game just as it was about to begin, while Draymond Green’s stretch made him miss the first few minutes of the second half. The ultimate blow came when Green got ejected with 9.3 seconds left on the clock and the Warriors leading the game by two points.
After Green’s ejection, the Hornets tied the game from the resulting technical free throws and immediately got the ball. With few seconds left on the clock, the inevitable happened with Terry Rozier hitting the game-winner.
With the Warriors playing their second game in two days, they were always going to be fatigued. Going up against a Hornets side playing their first game in a week. But they fought regardless and looked like they were on the way to victory up until 13 seconds on the clock.
With 13 seconds left, there was a jump ball that left Green and Hayward scrambling for the ball, and the whistle went off. The Warriors thought it was for a second jump ball; instead, the Hornets called a timeout. This decision left Green angered, and he got ejected after being charged with two technical fouls that led to the Hornets tying the game.
Steph Curry missed the game, which meant that the Warrior could not rely on his brilliant three-pointers and defenders’ pull to free his teammates. The team had to find a way to hit the points, and they almost succeeded without him. With him in the team, this could have been an easy win for the Warriors.
Do you think this loss resulted from the over-reliance of Steph, or it was totally on Green?