Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr feels his team have yet to reach their full potential this season.
The Warriors are the defending NBA champions and have claimed overall glory in three of the last four years, although they have yet to replicate that form this season as they have lost 14 of their 40 games to date and currently sit third in the Western Conference standings.
Six of those defeats have come on home soil at the Oracle Arena, including each of their last three, although they did return to winning ways on the road on Saturday as they won a high-scoring match against the Sacramento Kings 127-123.
That win was a timely one for Golden State ahead of back-to-back home games against the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks, but Kerr knows his side have yet to hit top form this season.
“We’ve got to do better,” Kerr was quoted as saying by ESPN.
“We know that. We’ve got to play better as a team. We’re at the halfway point now of the season coming up, so we are going to continue to work and we’re going to get to the point where we’re going to reach our potential, but we haven’t gotten there yet for sure.”
Golden State have won the Western Conference in each of the last four years and if they repeat that trick this year then they will become the first team ever to win that particular prize five times in a row.