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Kerr admits Dubs were 'too cute' starting four guards vs. Grizz

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The Warriors' road woes continued after their 131-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night at FedExForum. 

However, heading into the contest against the Grizzlies, Warriors coach Steve Kerr attempted to switch up his starting five to get the team out of this funk away from home. Kerr started Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Donte DiVincenzo, and Draymond Green.

Nonetheless, the gamble didn't pay off for Kerr, as the Warriors' lineup couldn't keep up with Grizzlies' offense, which scored 48 points in the first quarter. 

"We've gotten off to bad starts, six, seven straight games, so we were looking for a little daylight early in the game," Kerr told reporters postgame. "Memphis is a good defensive team, so we wanted to spread them out and hopefully get some good shots early. We didn't do that. We were impatient early, and we took some really tough, quick shots, and I didn't think we got organized well enough. 

"So I think, in hindsight, probably got a little too cute with that. But we are where we are. We're searching a little bit on the road and took a gamble with that, and it didn't pay off."

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The early part of the contest was dominated by Green and Dillon Brooks, who had a war of words off the court leading up to the game, though, quickly that became a side story when Golden State again struggled on the road. 

 

Golden State will return to the friendly confines of Chase Center when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. As the 2022-23 NBA regular season nears its end, the Warriors, currently the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, must fight to avoid the play-in tournament and its one-and-done scenario. 

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