The Golden State Warriors have a serious case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
They look like a legit NBA championship team when they play at Chase Center, and they turn into a bottom-feeding team as soon as they hit the road.
Their home/road splits on defense are just hard to describe; they’re the best defensive team at home (108.1 defensive rating) and the second-worst away from home (119.0), leading to a 27-7 record in the Bay area and a 7-25 record everywhere else.
Can someone explain to me what’s happening to the Warriors on the road? They look so good at Chase Center and then turn right back into a pumpkin every time they leave the building. Like the LA trip wasn’t far at all 😭😭😭 Genuinely curious what are the #dubnation theories.
— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills) March 8, 2023
Those woes were on full display again on their trip to Paycom Center to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they allowed them to score 137 points on 53% from the floor and 45% from the line.
The Warriors also had 21 turnovers that led to 26 points and allowed a whopping 56 points in the paint; that’s just unacceptable for a team of Steve Kerr’s caliber.
Needless to say, NBA fans have been in awe of that issue, as it’s hard to remember the last time a team went through such a massive drop-off as soon as they left their home court.
There defense is just horrid, absolutely horrid, and if we had wiggs and gp2 maybe itd be a different story
— Loon🐐 (@IronManLoon) March 8, 2023
Ask Poole about it. 😂
— Michael Alviar (@AnavieAlviar) March 8, 2023
No Mike Brown
— Warriors in 3 (@joeymo1391) March 8, 2023
i feel like every call goes against us on the road. The slightest bump, foul. At home it isn't. Im going crazy or too deep in a position bias to have another explanation, but that tech on poole was absurd. That steal Donte got called a foul on right after the challenge. absurd.
— Mark Bracamonte (@markbrac5) March 8, 2023
Obviously there are tanking road games in the regular season to fool the nba
— Mr. Tito (@Titoburritos) March 8, 2023
At the end of the day, the Warriors have the depth, talent, and experience to turn this around.
But fans have been waiting for them to turn things around all season, and there are less than 20 games left on their schedule.
The Dubs will still be one of the teams to beat in the playoffs, and no one wants to see them in a seven-game series, but they don’t have a lot of time left to get back to their usual level.NEXT: Video Shows Draymond Green Giving Up On Play In Frustration