"Warriors Vow to Stay Present and Chase Greatness as They Face 0-14 Elimination Record in Game 5"
The Warriors are on the brink of elimination after a 104-101 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Golden State has faced a 3-1 series deficit before, famously coming back from it in the 2016 Western Conference finals, but that was a different team with 73 regular-season wins. As Kevin Looney said, "It feels like what it is," and the Warriors must now take back control of the series in their home court in Game 5.
Stephen Curry recorded his third career postseason triple-double with 31 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, but the Warriors had trouble closing out in the final minutes. Klay Thompson acknowledged how important it is to take control of home court and reflected on what they did in 2016: "We made history before. The goal is to win one at home. We know we are capable of taking care of home court."
Steve Kerr kept things simple, noting that all someone has to do is win four times, but the Warriors know they will have to muster all their strength if they are to keep their season alive. As the Warriors take this challenge on, they cling to the same mentality they had four years ago: "Take it one game at a time and enjoy the process of chasing greatness," Thompson said.