Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson was disappointed with his guys’ performance in Game 2 against a strong opponent, the Los Angeles Clippers.
The message is clear: Jackson wants to see his team fight. He wants his players to be more belligerent so they can bounce back in Game 3. The Warriors lost to the Clippers Monday night, 138-98. Jackson described his team’s performance as “soft” during an interview conducted by the media.
Jackson: Be the Puncher
“We’ve got to come out playing with force, aggressive,” Jackson said. “And we didn’t do that in Game 2. We’ve been the counter-puncher. But we’ve got to find a way to be the puncher.”
As a boxing aficionado, Jackson understands that being aggressive is key to landing more punches. He didn’t want to see his team take blows, but it just had happened.
“We’ve got to do a better job of fighting,” Jackson said. “I didn’t think we fought in Game 2. And if you don’t fight against a big-time talent, you don’t stand a chance,” he added.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers to victory by dominating Game 2. Game 3 is set on Thursday at the Oracle Arena.