TAKE CARE OF THE BALL

The Detroit Pistons went into Golden State last night and beat the Warriors 115-107. It was the second game of a back-to-back for Detroit.

Golden State committed 26 turnovers. Coach Kerr wasn’t too happy.

“We are throwing the ball all over the place,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Even some passes are just hitting guys in the shoes even if they are not turnovers. It’s focus and execution.

“Our guys are lacking in energy, focus and discipline and that’s coaching,” he added. “I have to find a way to get the right combination of guys out there and execute the right stuff. Maybe we are running too many different plays, I don’t know but I got to do a better job.”

Credit the Pistons defense and their bench. They brought a lot of energy and toughness. Defense too…

“At some point, the ball just has to matter,” Kerr said. “The game has to matter enough for us to win. Teams are coming after us every single night and we know that. We are getting everybody’s best shot and if you don’t match that type of energy and play with some intelligence and some discipline you are not going to win.”

(Source: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/csn/warriors/Plagued_by_ball_security_issues__Warriors_have_two_choices_in_front_of_them___-454042133.html)

GOLDEN AND SO MONEY

Lonzo Ball is fast becoming one of my favorite players in the NBA.

After the Lakers win over the Wizards.

“It would be a lot easier to win if I make some shots but I’m going to rebound, I’m going to try to defend every time I can, and I’m going to find the open man.”

If you know anything about basketball, you have no problem with Lonzo.

POP ON THE “RIGHT GUYS”

“You hope that you’ve done your homework. You hope that you’ve done enough research, what kind of character guys have, how they’re going to adjust to team play. If they have the mental ability to grow, to learn, become better players. Because lots of times it’s not a question of physicality, it’s between the ears. That’s a function of character so as much research as you can do, you do. But it’s hard to hit, be correct, every single time.”