Kerr labels Warriors' blowout loss to Jazz 'disgusting basketball'
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr labelled his side's performance as "disgusting basketball" after the defending NBA champions suffered a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz.
Following the 129-99 defeat on Tuesday, Kerr was not afraid to share his opinion about his team's poor display, which meant the Warriors lost their second straight road game, having been beaten by the Houston Rockets earlier this month.
In fact, he was rather candid with reporters after the game saying: "I saw one team get their a** kicked, that is what I saw."
He added: "That was disgusting basketball."
It certainly was not good basketball for the Warriors as they lost by 30 points and were 5-for-25 from beyond the arc. Golden State also had 20 turnovers, ultimately giving up 18 points.
"I think our guys will tell you that was a pathetic effort out there," Kerr said, via ESPN.
"We just didn't start out the game with any force defensively. We weren't staying into bodies, they were just stopping behind screens, we were lazy on our switches. We played with no sense of urgency, no sense of purpose, and they're obviously fighting for the playoffs."
The Jazz (22-28) shot 58 percent from the field as the Warriors struggled defensively. Key players for Golden State, including Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry, did not get the job done. However, they were at least willing to admit it after the game.
"I asked Draymond on the bench in the fourth quarter if he could remember that bad of a performance that we've had in recent memory, and we really can't," Curry said.
"You can't just show up, especially on the road, and expect to win. That's kind of cheating the game."
Curry only had 14 points on 4 of 13 shooting while Durant had 17 points and Green had eight. Klay Thompson was the lone man to shine with 27.
The Warriors (40-11) have a few nights off to refocus before taking on the Sacramento Kings on February 2, the second game of a three-match road stretch.