The Golden State Warriors continue to have one of the most mysterious seasons.
They are defending champions, and many people expected them to be in the running to repeat.
But their chances are dwindling with how they have played on the road this season.
Golden State has lost 11 straight road games, and their road record is an abysmal 7-29.
We have never seen the Warriors play this badly on the road.
Part of the problem is that they are not playing any defense.
Golden State is allowing a league-high 124.5 points per game on the road.
No wonder they cannot beat anyone.
In their most recent road game, the Warriors lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
There is no love lost between those two teams, and plenty of trash talk occurred during their last meeting.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson was seen holding up four fingers representing the championships he has won.
But, former NBA player Kendrick Perkins thinks Thompson should be focused more on winning games this year.
.@KendrickPerkins has a message for the Warriors 😳
"They need to stop counting those four rings and start competing." pic.twitter.com/6u0bow1lcj
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 20, 2023
Doing this amid an 11-game road losing streak may rub fans the wrong way.
But, Thompson has the right, especially after winning the championship just last year.
The Warriors are in desperate need of some defensive reinforcements.
Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II are two players that can help the cause.
But, there seems to be no timetable for either player to return.
If Golden State wants to repeat as champions, they must find a way to slow down their opponents on the road.
They currently sit in seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
Meaning if they make the playoffs they will not have home-court advantage.
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