The Golden State Warriors couldn’t get the win in their season opener.
Nonetheless, all things considered, it wasn’t a bad game by Steve Kerr’s team.
They were without Draymond Green and in their first official game with Chris Paul, so losing by four to one of the most stacked teams in the league shouldn’t be much of a concern.
With that in mind, Warriors legend Chris Mullin raved about Paul’s fit next to Stephen Curry.
The former small forward said that he was never worried about that fit because of how much Steph loves to play without the basketball.
Mullin also stated that Paul handled the offense “beautifully” when he was on the court without Steph and that Steph was as good as usual when he got the ball-handling duties (via Warriors on NBCS).
Mully explains why Steph and CP3 will be a "perfect fit" together on offense pic.twitter.com/dgXvrFtpad
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 25, 2023
The Warriors took more shots than the Suns but shot only 35.6% from the floor and 23.3% from three.
The looks were there, and the shots were mostly good; they just didn’t fall.
Moving forward, however, Paul won’t go scoreless for three quarters very often, and Curry and Thompson won’t struggle from beyond the arc every night.
The biggest concern from the first game was the Warriors’ evident lack of size.
They allowed Jusuf Nurkic to dominate the glass, and even Josh Okogie got several offensive rebounds.
Green’s return should help a little in that regard, but perhaps coach Kerr will want to give rookie big Trayce Jackson-Davis some run behind Kevon Looney against big men like Nurkic going forward.NEXT: Kevin Durant Shares His True Feelings About Warriors Fans