In Game 4 vs the Spurs, the Warriors committed their seventh turnover with 7:31 remaining...
... in the first quarter.
After practice on Monday, Steve Kerr talked about the loss in San Antonio.
"Lack of focus to start the game was really the key," Kerr told reporters. "More than energy, it was a sense of purpose. And I take a lot of the blame for that. I should know better as a coach of a team that's been up 3-0 plenty times, you gotta know you're going into the lion's den...
"It just felt like kind of a regular-season approach on a back-to-back instead of a closeout playoff game. I thought our guys played hard for the most part during the game, but not in a smart fashion. I don't think we played mindfully and that's gotta change."
Despite trailing by as many as 17 points late in the first half, the Warriors battled back.
It was a two-point game with a little less than six minutes remaining, but the Spurs simply made more plays down the stretch.
As for the first few minutes of the game:
"I could tell right away -- looking back at the tape I should have taken a timeout three minutes into the game and broken a clipboard (laughter)" Kerr said ."More than that I should have had them prepared pregame for what was coming and I didn't feel like I did a good job at that.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller