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Hopefully they’ll render it a moot point by winning game seven, but I’m with Kerr on this one. They will have failed in their ultimate goal, but the season as a whole will not have been a failure.
To be up 3-1, but unable to close out on the road is not as disheartening as one might think; however, the manner in which the Warriors lost those two games in Cleveland is what is disturbing. Composure and playing within yourself and within your skill set are the keys, and I think that is where the Warriors fell off. Wild shots and out of character passes are not what wins championships, and when the Warriors went ice cold in launching 3-pointers, it was all but over. Home court advantage and an uproarious crowd should provide an adrenal boost to start the game, but after the first couple of minutes, it settles down to players making the plays they are supposed to make.
Coach sees things beyond just the basketball court…have to admire that (did he not just get through a health threatening situation?)…he looks at the big picture, nice healthy view. Nice column Lowell, great read…as always.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.