The Golden State Warriors are looking to defend their NBA title from last season.
But, this year has not gone smoothly for them.
After numerous injuries to key players and an unexplained struggle in road games, the Warriors find themselves 34-33.
They currently sit tied for sixth place in the Western Conference.
Golden State has an elite home record of 27-7, but on the road they play like one of the worst teams in the NBA.
The Warriors are 7-26 on the road and have lost eight consecutive road games.
Despite the up-and-down season, everything the Warriors want is still in front of them.
But, Fox Sports personality Nick Wright says the Warriors will not win a playoff series this year.
"I don't think the Warriors will win a playoff series but I'm certain they won't win a title." — @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/MIxzw30QB4
— What’s Wright? with Nick Wright (@WhatsWrightShow) March 10, 2023
If the Warriors can not claim first-round home-court advantage, it might be difficult for them to win a series.
But, the playoffs are a different beast and it would be foolish to count them out.
Golden State has won a road playoff game in 27 consecutive playoff series.
That is dating back to the 2013 NBA playoffs.
They have more playoff experience than any team in the league and usually find a way to play their best when it matters most.
What they need to be when the playoffs start is healthy.
Currently, they are without Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II, two of the better defenders on their team.
Hopefully, those two can come back soon and give Golden State a needed boost on the defensive end.
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