On 21.4 percent of their possessions Friday — more than one in every five times down the court — the Golden State Warriors turned the ball over.
That was the story of the Warriors first home loss in 54 games 109-106 to Boston — they didn’t take care of the ball turning it over 22 times, and, this time, Stephen Curry‘s shooting couldn’t bail them out of it.
“Our execution was really bad, a lot of that had to do with their defense,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said postgame, admitting the Celtics impressive defense had his team out of sync.
There were a couple of turnovers that hurt worse than the others, and you can see them in the video above. The first was Brandon Rush fumbling the ball away while wide open in transition. The other came late in a close game when Boston aggressively trapped Curry on the high pick and roll, and he made the Warriors’ bread-and-butter play, hitting Draymond Green who was wide open flaring out — Green tried to drive and fumbled away the pass for the turnover.
This time it was too much for the Warriors to overcome.