The next few weeks will be pivotal to the history of the Golden State Warriors.
Just last summer, they were NBA champions.
Right now, they are the sixth-best team in a very tough and competitive Western Conference with the playoffs just a few weeks away.
What fate awaits them in those playoffs?
If history is any indication, the Warriors could do very well.
Hoop Muse points out that in the Steve Kerr era, the Warriors have never lost a playoff series to a Western Conference team.
Every time they made the playoffs, they went all the way to the Finals and were only defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.
Because of that, they have an 18-0 record versus Western Conference teams.
In the Steve Kerr era, Warriors have never lost a playoffs series to a western conference team
Every time they made the playoffs they made the Finals, only losing to Cleveland & Toronto
18-0 vs Western Teams since 2015 pic.twitter.com/uXp6mre4pg
— Hoop Muse (@HoopMuse) March 17, 2023
Hoop Muse calls this a fun fact but it might be a painful one for fans in a few weeks.
That’s because this might be the first year that they finally lose to a Western Conference rival in the postseason.
The Warriors are 36-34 and have lost to many teams they should have beaten.
All season long, they have shown some signs of greatness but many troubling and worrisome signs of dysfunction and fatigue.
The season started off on a bad foot with the Draymond Green-Jordan Poole incident but things went from bad to worse with a string of tough and shocking losses.
All of this has been accompanied by a truly terrible road record that they can’t seem to correct.
How can the Warriors win a single playoff series this year if they aren’t able to secure much-needed road wins?
Even with history on their side, the Warriors clearly have their work cut out for them.NEXT: Steph Curry Holds A Special But Troubling Honor