The Warriors' massive second-half collapse in Tuesday night's 124-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings left coach Steve Kerr searching for answers well into the next morning.
On Wednesday, Kerr joined KNBR's "Tolbert and Copes" and shared a hilarious story about an abrupt reality check he received from his wife, Margot, once he returned home from Golden 1 Center.
"I'll tell you what happened; I got home from Sacramento, I'm up for a while, I'm thinking about everything, I get into bed, and [I'm] tossing and turning," Kerr explained. "It's probably 2 o'clock in the morning, and Margot wakes up and goes, 'Jesus, it's only November. Would you just relax?' And I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' And she goes, 'All I can hear are these heavy sighs, tossing and turning, just go to sleep.'
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After racing out to a 17-point lead following a season-high 72-point eruption in the first half, the Warriors crumbled down the stretch before succumbing to Malik Monk's game-winning shot in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.
Kerr acknowledged his decisions played a pivotal role in Golden State's meltdown, expressing profound regret for pulling Moses Moody during a red-hot stretch for the Warriors forward in the fourth quarter during an appearance on 95.7 The Game's "Willard & Dibs."
"I should have left Moses in the game," Kerr told "Willard & Dibs." "Moses hits three 3s, and he's rolling, and we decided -- we kind of overthought it."
Moody provided the Warriors a much-needed spark as Golden State's offense sputtered down the stretch, and Kerr reiterated the mistake he made by taking the young wing out of Tuesday night's game.
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"Moses was really good defensively, and you're watching the tape over again, like that was a really terrible decision, and I should have left him out there at least for a couple more minutes," Kerr said "I regret that one."
After racing out to a 6-2 start, the Warriors have lost eight of their last 10 games, including a pair of heartbreaking losses to the Kings and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Despite the early season hurdles, Kerr and the Warriors have plenty of time to correct their late-game woes.