LGW: Golden State Warriors Turnovers: How They Can Improve And Limit Them

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have potential to become a top-four team in the Western Conference. However, they must improve on limiting turnovers, especially the sloppy, avoidable ones, if they want to become a contender in the West.

In Sunday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors committed just seven turnovers through the first three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Warriors’ offense unraveled, and they committed six turnovers.

Despite scoring a game-high 34 points, Stephen Curry committed four of those six fourth quarter turnovers on Sunday. He finished the game with six turnovers.

Curry understood that he needs to cut down on those timely turnovers. He has a high amount of attention on him on any given night, and he’s still learning how to respond. This is all in the process of becoming a superstar.

Mark Jackson reiterated this point to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle after Sunday’s loss.

Asked how many of those possessions he wanted back, Curry said, “All of them. … The fact that they came one after another made it tough. It’s very frustrating. … You’re under a microscope at the point, so it’s definitely tough, but those are plays I’m going to keep making and hopefully keep executing.”
“Steph is good enough, that no matter what defense he is seeing, to not leave a game with six turnovers,” Jackson said. “He knows he’s got to be better.”

Curry leads the NBA in turnovers this season. So far, he has committed 227 turnovers.

Yes, this is a lot of turnovers, but he also handles the ball the majority of the time for the Warriors. Because of this, he’s bound to turn the ball over more than the average player because he’s in possession of the ball much more than the average player.

He needs to find a way to cut down on the avoidable turnovers and the timely ones such as his fourth quarter turnovers.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, their turnover problems don’t start and end with Curry. The Warriors commit 15.4 turnovers per game, the third most in the NBA.

Read the rest of the article and find out how the Warriors can specifically limit their turnovers on Let’s Go Warriors.

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