The Golden State Warriors cannot seem to play consistently good basketball.
They have been teetering around .500 for a while now and cannot string good performances together.
After a disappointing loss on Sunday, the Warriors were slated with a back-to-back game with the Washington Wizards.
This was a game the Warriors needed and they won it, 127-118.
Golden State was without Klay Thompson for this game as he has not been cleared yet for back-to-backs.
But, the Warriors could not afford to keep dropping their games because their players are resting.
It’s time to start playing Klay in back to backs unless we’re cool with being the 9th seed this year.
— De🅿️ressed Warriors Fan 🏆 (@GoIdenState) January 15, 2023
Luckily the Warriors are still loaded on offense, even without Thompson.
Curry and Poole today:
41 PTS | 2 AST | 7 REB | 6 THREE | +14
32 PTS | 3 AST | 7 REB | 7 THREE | +0 pic.twitter.com/Bi2VbrxPBw
— Chef Curry (@baby_face_goat) January 16, 2023
This was the first time we saw vintage Steph Curry since he returned from his shoulder injury last week.
Golden State needed every bit of his incredible shotmaking today.
The Steph takeover has the Wizards crowd buzzing pic.twitter.com/HbSjbnprxy
— Jon Asaad (@jaynbablog) January 16, 2023
The Warriors have struggled on the road all year, as this win improved their road record to 5-17.
Another player that was crucial in this victory was Draymond Green.
Despite his scoring deficiencies, Green has always been known to hit clutch shots.
Which he did once again in this game.
Draymond was instrumental for the comeback as well. Hit some huge 3s and as usual, the anchor in crunch time. 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Turned the clock back to 15-16 Draymond in this one.
— Jim Park🏀🌌 (@Sheridanblog) January 16, 2023
It is also with mentioning how important forward Anthony Lamb was in this game.
Playing 25 minutes off the bench, he was an incredible +36 for the game.
He even shot 4-5 from the field and 2-2 from three.
Now the Warriors have two more tough tests coming up.
They face the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers in their next two games.
Both of whom are top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Now would be a great time for the Warriors to turn their season around.