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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was given Saturday night’s game off against the Dallas Mavericks to rest. His team followed suit a couple of hours later, falling 126-91 at home in what was the group’s worst loss of a season that has been littered with such games.
“Defensively, we were not connected,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “We weren’t talking, and we got off to that slow start. And Dallas is always a hard team to guard — they execute well, and I think they made 12 3s in the first half, 21 for the game. A lot of miscommunication — but we just couldn’t pull together after that slow start, and we never could get any traction in the game. So, we just got to flush this one down the toilet and move on to tomorrow. Not much else to do.”
The Warriors shot 4-for-30 from beyond the arc and were outscored 58-26 in bench points.
Despite the poor performance, the proud group took the loss in stride in the midst of a long season.
“It’s not odd at all,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. “I think everybody