The Warriors, seen here Dec. 5, put in a real stinker on Saturday in Memphis. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors submit worst outing of young season

The Warriors had a season-high number of turnovers and a season-low in assists on Saturday. Accordingly, they lost badly to the Memphis Grizzlies for their second road loss of the season.

Golden State was flat out of the gate, losing the first quarter, 31-16, and the Dubs weren’t able to bounce back with a flurry of 3-pointers like they’ve done so many times before in the last two seasons.

“When you fall behind early and you’re not playing well, you have to execute. And I know that’s cliche, but it’s true,” head coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. “… We couldn’t have played much worse and I thought they were great. They came out, took it to us. They earned everything.”

The Grizzlies exposed the Warriors’ defense by drawing fouls and scoring off turnovers. The home team was able to outscore the visitors at the line, 26-12, and off of giveaways, 30-9.

“It was just one of those games,” Kevin Durant said afterwards.

All five of Memphis’ starters scored in the double digits and the Splash Brothers struggled. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined to shoot 8-for-28, including a 3-for-14 mark from beyond the 3-point line. Durant was the only member of the team’s top-flight scorers who had a good night offensively with 21 points on 13 shots.

Golden State played the game shorthanded as Andre Iguodala was out for rest and injuries prevented both Kevon Looney and Zaza Pachulia from playing. As a result, Anderson Varejao got the start and struggled on both ends.

The Dubs return to action tonight, for their fourth game in five nights, playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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