“We were destroyed. There is not much to say, ”said Kerr. ”It was humiliating. For everyone involved ”.
The Canadian team won 130-77, the biggest advantage over an opponent this season, surpassing the 51 points that the Dallas Mavericks applied over the Los Angeles Clippers in December. The Warriors went on to lose by 61, but managed to cut the margin in the last period.
The Warriors did not have Stephen Curry, spared from recovering from injury, and Draymond Green. After a balanced first quarter, the Raptors led by 27 to 26. However, things were not good at all in the second period and the Toronto team went to the locker rooms winning by 62 to 42. Which was bad, it got much worse in the third . Just there, the Raptors won by 32 points, the biggest margin imposed on an opponent in 12 minutes in NBA history. The defeat, however, was not the worst of all time in the franchise. In 1973, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Warriors by 56 points.
The Raptors, champion of the 2018-19 season, right in front of the Warriors, have the worst campaign since 2011-12. The team lost its two main pivots (Marc Gasol, to the Los Angeles Lakers and Serge Ibaka, to the Los Angeles Clippers) in the last offseason and had several games postponed because several of its main players contracted coronavirus and suffered from injuries. Today, the team has 19 wins and 30 losses.
Ranked tenth in the Western conference, the Warriors have amassed 23 wins in 49 games. In the current season, there will be a playoff dispute, the play-in, between the seventh and the tenth, defining the last two spots for the knockouts.
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