Steve Kerr calls out Warriors defense after Spurs loss

The Golden State Warriors dropped another home game on Saturday (March 9,) as the San Antonio Spurs secured a 126-113 victory. The Warriors were missing Steph Curry due to an ankle injury, yet their defensive effort left Steve Kerr looking frustrated on the sidelines.

When speaking to the media following the game, Kerr discussed his desire to see Golden State string together some stops against a team with one of the league’s worst records this season. He continued by stating that the Spurs got whatever they wanted on the offensive end.

“I liked the way the game started,” Kerr said. “…I thought our defense looked really good. That’s why we started the way we did with that lineup. I wanted to have Draymond and Trayce out there together…As the game went on, we had multiple breakdowns. They got to the rim at will…You’ve got to stop something and I thought they got whatever they wanted all night. Tough night for us defensively.”

The Warriors are 2-3 to begin the month of March. They’ve now suffered two tough losses in their last four games, with the first coming against the Boston Celtics on March 3, and the second being the loss to the Spurs. Golden State needs to fix its defensive continuity if it wants to avoid the play-in tournament.

Following their loss to the Spurs, the Warriors now sit 10th in the Western Conference, four and a half games behind the Sacramento Kings, who occupy the sixth seed. As such, Kerr’s team faces an uphill battle to climb out of the play-in tournament spots if they want to guarantee a postseason appearance this season.

Story originally appeared on Warriors Wire