Thompson tweets apology to Warriors fans

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HOUSTON — Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson tweeted an apology on Wednesday for feedback made after Sunday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, by which Thompson mentioned there was a scarcity of power in Oracle Area.

Thompson’s preliminary feedback got here unprompted on Sunday, when he was requested why the Warriors have struggled to seek out consistency all through the season.

“I count on our crowd to be little extra into it, too,” Thompson mentioned. “Like, I do know it is not the playoffs, however it’s our final go-around at Oracle. Least you possibly can arise or one thing once we make play, particularly at first. We want that power, particularly this time of the 12 months. It is laborious to conjure up power each single night time ‘trigger you are wanting ahead to the playoffs and that run.”

Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned he may see the place Thompson’s feedback had been coming from. Kerr and his gamers have been annoyed that they have not been in a position to placed on a greater present for the Oracle followers this season. They’re simply 24-10 of their closing 12 months taking part in inside the sector. The Warriors transfer to Chase Heart in San Francisco in September.

“I feel I understood what he was speaking about,” Kerr mentioned on Monday. “However, it is all tied collectively. Once you play properly, while you play with an amazing power and an amazing tempo and spirit, the followers are going to be naturally extra excited. And on the flip aspect, the followers had been in all probability extra excited 5 years in the past than they’re now as a result of the journey was contemporary and new, and it is totally different now. It is totally different for everyone. … I do know one factor — that we actually thrive on the power at Oracle. I feel the followers have helped us win at a excessive degree, and we’d like them, however we acquired to provide them extra to cheer about, for positive.”

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