Thompson wasn't happy with the crowd participation last night.
With just a few weeks left before the NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors are highly considered as the favorites to win the title. They've won three of the last four championships and with a stacked roster, there is no denying how much of a powerhouse they are. Despite all of that, the Warriors managed to lose to one of the worst teams in basketball in the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The final score was 115-111 and saw the Suns run away with the game with about four minutes left.
After the match, Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson spoke about the game and even had some harsh words for the Oracle Arena faithful, who Thompson felt weren't engaged enough during the game.
"We've been playing a lot of basketball for five years now, so you're not going to be perfect for 82 games -- we've had too many missteps -- but at the end of the day, that's the first time we've lost to that team in 19 games. So it's ugly but ... I expect our crowd to be little more into it, too. Like, I know it's not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle. Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It's hard to conjure up energy every single night 'cause you're looking forward to the playoffs and that run. So we expect our fans to kind of bring that from the jump. ... It's like us, though. You can't bring it every night, but still it helps. ... It doesn't matter if we're playing the Suns or the Bucks, whoever it is. We need that energy from them because we feed off that."
The good news for the Warriors is they are still first place in the Western Conference with a record of 45-21.