A big game from Klay Thompson wasn’t enough as the Dubs opened their season-long six-game road trip with a 104-98 loss to the Pacers.
A big game from Klay Thompson wasn’t enough as the Dubs opened their season-long six-game road trip with a 104-98 loss to the Pacers on Sunday. After playing a superb first quarter, the Dubs could not sustain the momentum the rest of the way and in the end could not avoid picking up their 10th defeat of the season, just the third of which to an Eastern Conference opponent.
“Klay was fantastic. He kept us in it,” Head Coach Steve Kerr said. “He was aggressive because he knew he needed to be without Steph and he made some really difficult shots.”
For the first time this season, the Warriors were without Stephen Curry, who sat out the game with a sore right foot. Despite the absence of their star player, the Dubs started the game about as well as they possibly could. The team shot 56.5 percent in the first quarter, scoring 38 points and led by as many as 12 in the quarter.
Thompson had a lot to do with that early cushion, as he scored 15 points in the first quarter on the way to a 39-point night. Unfortunately for the Dubs, nobody else could really get it going. The entire team went ice cold in the second quarter and it didn’t get much better for the remainder of the game.