Warriors: Steve Kerr’s painfully honest take on Knicks loss: ‘We weren’t good enough’

On Monday, the Golden State Warriors were outmatched, outmuscled, and outclassed from the opening tip by the short-handed New York Knicks, falling 119-112 at Chase Center. New York scored the game’s first eight points and took a 15-4 lead five minutes into the first quarter, setting the tone for a disappointing effort by the Warriors as they try to climb up the Western Conference standings.

“From the beginning, we swam against the tide,” Steve Kerr said after the game.

Golden State had no answer for Jalen Brunson, who followed consecutive 40-point games with 34 points and seven assists on 12-of-25 shooting, proving too fast, strong, and crafty for all opponents on the rebound. Miles McBride capitalized on early shooting on his best night as a pro, hounding Stephen Curry on one end and dropping 29 points and six 3-pointers on the other.

Donte DiVincenzo scored 18 points in his return to the Bay, while Josh Hart collected another triple-double. Isaiah Hartenstein was the best big man on the court, owning the defensive end and connecting on several tough floaters in the pick-and-roll en route to 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Tom Thibodeau’s team certainly played better on both sides of the ball. The Knicks simply wanted him more than the Dubs. Led by Klay Thompson, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Chris Paul

“I didn’t think we were disciplined enough throughout the game to earn the win,” Kerr said. “We were biting pump fakes on non-shooters, getting cut over and over again, which compromised our defense. They had 14 offensive boards”.