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Kerr says Warriors playing 'disgusting basketball'

Golden State was outscored in every quarter against the hungry Utah Jazz and scored just 14 points in the fourth quarter.


Kahron Spearman


Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr ripped his team's effort and said their "hearts weren't in it" following the Warriors' worst defeat of the season, a surprising 129-99 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

The reigning champions were outscored in every quarter and scored just 14 points in the fourth.

"I saw one team get their ass kicked," said Kerr, after the game, per ESPN's Chris Haynes. 

I think our guys will tell you that was a pathetic effort out there. That was disgusting basketball. We just didn't start out the game with any force defensively. We weren't staying into bodies, they were just stopping behind screens, we were lazy on our switches. We played with no sense of urgency, no sense of purpose, and they're obviously fighting for the playoffs.

Steve Kerr
Head coach, Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry both shot poorly, finishing with just 17 and 14 points, respectively. 

Durant, a candidate for defensive player of the year, continually lost track of Jazz forward Joe Ingles, who got loose for 20 points (6 of 8 from three.)

Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio scored with 23 points with 11 assists. Rookie of the year candidate Donovan Mitchell showed his wares with 20 points.

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