When asked to expand on that self-assesment, Kerr detailed his dissatisfaction with the Warriors' spacing and shot selection, but ultimately came back to himself. But the Warriors couldn't overcome Detroit's dominance on the offensive glass.
"I expect him to be great for us the rest of the road trip and beyond", Thompson said.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points and provided a sense of calm down the stretch, exhorting the crowd after a big 3-pointer with 2:31 to play pushed the lead to 13. We've gotta get better shots.
Curry missed 11 games with a groin problem.
On the season, the Warriors have taken 710 3-pointers, but opponents have taken 110 more. With Kerr recognizing that he has some things to work on and with a whole game with Curry back under the team's belt, games against Atlanta and Cleveland should be a great opportunity for the Warriors to turn things around.
"He's a little bit more dynamic because you don't know if it's coming from the perimeter or the block, or whether to double-team or play one-on-one". "Tonight was probably a game that I could mark down as one of my worst performances as a coach, honestly". "We got into some foul trouble early, and I was searching for a lineup that could match up with Blake and Andre, and I never gave us an effective group".
Golden State guard Klay Thompson, who tallied 21 points against the Pistons, said it should not take the team long to re-adjust to playing with Curry. "I think it's on us". "None of that is on coach". He shot 10-21 from the field, including going 3-9 from the 3-point line.
Detroit led by as many as 11 points in the second and led 54-46 at halftime. The Warriors bench has been in the bottom five in points per game and bottom three in threes per game. "Played a awful first half, pretty much set the tone for the game". They were too comfortable.
The Pistons moved the margin to 14 points, 69-55, on Reggie Jackson's three-point play midway through the third, but Curry answered with his first 3-pointer of the game.
The easy answer is the second unit. "We were getting the ball to Ish on the break and letting him make plays, but we were mostly just playing really, really hard".
They'll carry a 15-9 record in that matchup.
BENCH, AGAIN - It was again Dwane Casey's bench that put the Pistons in position to win.
Steph Curry did not hold back while discussing his struggles in his return against Detroit. The Warriors have won their last eight and 13 of their last 14 games against Atlanta.
Despite the growing pains, Young has had an eventful first season.