Warriors coach Kerr: Curry must be 'smarter'

By Marcus DiNitto 26 December 2016
Warriors coach Kerr: Curry must be 'smarter'

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has called on Stephen Curry to be smarter after their Christmas Day loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Warriors blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead at Quicken Loans Arena in a rematch of the last two NBA Finals.

Curry scored 15 points, making just 4 of 11 shots from the field. He also had three turnovers, and it is the star point guard's failure to take care of the basketball consistently that is giving his coach grief. 

"I think he can be a little smarter, I think he can make better decisions, and that'll help against anybody," Kerr said.

"But I'm not worried about him missing shots; I'm more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we're where we need to be as a group."

The Warriors turned the ball over a total of 20 times, which the Cavs converted into 21 points.

Kerr added: "A lot of [the turnovers] early was not even due to the pressure. It was more just decision-making. Around-the-back passes in the paint, silly plays. 

"We just have to make simple plays, and we talk about that all the time, but we've got to make it more of a habit."

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