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Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors admittedly do not look like the same team that's been to four straight Finals and won the previous two championships. The latest example came Thursday in yet another home loss. This one came against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, when a remarkable Harden 3-pointer with one second left in overtime buried the Warriors and their 20-point lead. The Warriors, who remain near the top of the Western Conference, understand that they are a marked target. And that they cannot coast to wins. "You have a lead like that, you don't lose at home," Warriors guard Steph Curry told reporters. "Slow rotations or just a little laziness with that lead. But you have a lead like that, it's a tough way to go out." The Warriors were once unbeatable at the Oracle. ...