2. The Warriors Will Turn the Ball Over Less Than 10 Times
The Warriors turned the ball over 21 times on Friday night, and some of them were just absolutely ridiculous.
Jarrett Jack was guilty for seven of them, and none were bigger than the five-second violation that he allowed late in the fourth quarter that almost cost the Warriors the game.
Luckily, they were able to hold on for the two-point victory which sent Oracle Arena erupting into euphoria. Regardless of the outcome, though, Jack and the Warriors need to take care of the ball more.
Aside from Jack’s seven turnovers, Klay Thompson and Carl Landry each had four, while Stephen Curry committed three of his own. Festus Ezeli was also in the mix, as he turned the ball over two times, and Barnes had just one turnover all game.
However, I believe that the Warriors’ sloppy play in Game 3 will show and teach them that they really need to take better care of the ball. Sure, they won the game, but they allowed it to be much closer than it should have been.
I say that the Warriors learn from their mistakes on Friday and bounce back to limit themselves to less than 10 turnovers on Sunday. It will be hard, but it will keep Warriors fans from pulling their hair out, while also helping the Warriors win the game.