The Warriors held a four-point lead over the Hornets with 1 minute left in the fourth quarter, but allowed their opponents to tie the game and force overtime.
During the extra five minutes of play, it was Charlotte who played better, taking the 120-113 victory, despite missing her two starting shooting guards, LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier.
After the game, Draymond Green talked about Golden State not holding onto the lead they had and how rare it is for them to do so.
“I think we were four up with a minute to play. We never lose those games. We don’t need to score another point, unless they foul, then we have to make our free throws, which I missed two by the way.
“We don’t lose games where we have advantages like that. Without getting deflated from the ‘Oh man, those defensive plays were wasted’ point of view. Just deflating a point of view, you can probably look back on one hand over the last 8 years how many games we’ve lost down to four with a minute to go. It’s deflating from that point of view.”