DENVER — The Golden State Warriors turned the ball over 25 times Friday night but still beat the Sacramento Kings 119-104 thanks to a 35-point fourth-quarter. Afterward, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that his team is mentally and emotionally fatigued.
“… It’s painful obviously that our guys are mentally fried right now,” Kerr said. “So it’s a good job to just get a win. … Our guys are tired mentally, emotionally. So we just got to fight through, get to the break and rejuvenate.”
Kerr’s sentiment is echoed across the league by coaches and players this time of year. The All-Star break is still two weeks away, and the Nuggets have five games between Saturday night’s matchup against the Warriors and All-Star weekend, which runs from Feb. 16-19 in Los Angeles.
Yet, the dog days of the regular season have been kind to the Nuggets.