it easily could. i think Bonner starting hurt the mindset of the defenders because (as good as some people may think he is) Bonner isn't a help defender in the paint, especially against a quicker more athletic Warriors team. guys were sagging off shooters to play "halfway" between the basket and 3-point line.
i think they need to kill the 3, force their help on Curry/Thompson, then force rotations on defense (what we used to do). we can match Golden State's 2-point shots, we can't match their ridiculous 3-pointers.