After being overwhelmed by the Golden State Warriors last night, head coach Steve Nash believes that they are still far from their best level, and places a step above more made teams, such as the aforementioned Warriors, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls or Milwaukee Bucks.
Those from Brooklyn (10-5) are third from the East, two games away from the leader Washington Wizards (10-3), and one from the second classified, the aforementioned Bulls of Billy Donovan (10-4).
“Well, right now I don’t think we’re in the same category,” Nash acknowledged to the mics of ESPN. “We have a lot of work to do. We are trying to improve as a group and I hope we can overcome some of our shortcomings by the end of the year, ”he explained.
Despite the offensive power with Durant and Harden at the helm, the Canadian was quite disappointed with the image of his team, being surpassed especially in the second half, and with special emphasis in the third period.
“We just try to get better in every game,” admitted James Harden. “The goal is to be a better team from here to the end of the regular season. That is the goal. We are probably nowhere near. But it is a very long season, and we are going to improve for sure, “he said.
The Warriors, despite not having one of the most powerful squads in the league, are 12-2 from the start and stand out for their choral play and the good work of practically their entire core, regardless of the good form that their star Stephen is going through. Curry. In Oakland everyone is important, be it Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Kevoon Looney or backup Gary Payton II (here a brilliant piece by my partner Enrique Bajo).
“We still have to find our identity,” Harden said about it. “We are a new team, so we have to find out what we are good at, what we can be great at, and that will take us a long season. But we’ve already been 14 or 15 games. So tonight doesn’t affect us at all. I don’t think anyone knows each other well yet. Maybe the Warriors because they have been together a long time, “he added.
That identity that ‘La Barba’ talks about came in the third period with a 35-18 set partial where the Warriors were far superior to both ends of the court, with Curry solving his foul problems with his triples, and Draymond Green organizing defense.
“It was a combination of everything a bit. They played well on defense, they have great shooters and guys who can help at all times, with several defenders on me when I had the ball. That’s what great defenders do, ”Durant concluded.
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