It looked like they might be able to win at times but the Golden State Warriors were again beaten by the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
They are now 2-0 behind the Kings in the opening round of the playoffs.
There is a very good chance that they are pushed out of the postseason in the first round just one year after winning the Finals.
ESPN points out that the Warriors are now the fifth defending champs to fall behind 2-0 in the first round.
Each of the prior four teams went on to lose, with three of them getting swept and not claiming a single victory.
The Warriors are the 5th defending champ to fall behind 2-0 in the first round. Each of the prior 4 went on to lose, with 3 getting swept. pic.twitter.com/S83exhJEvp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 18, 2023
This is not what fans of the Warriors want to hear.
Coming into this series, there were many followers of Golden State who felt that winning was possible.
They pointed to the Warriors’ recent Finals triumph last June and the fact that they have a ton of postseason experience.
They also reminded people that the Warriors had never lost to a Western Conference foe in the playoffs during the Steve Kerr era.
The Warriors still have a chance to turn things around and they could end up winning this first round.
While they have lost both games, they have shown some greatness at times.
There were moments during Monday’s game when it appeared like the Warriors were going to earn a much-needed W but then it slipped away.
The next two games will be held in the Bay Area, which means the team’s home-court advantage might come into play.
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