The Golden State Warriors faced off against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night and it wasn’t pretty.
Despite strong showings from Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson, the Warriors were still defeated, 134-124, by Kawhi Leonard and his Clippers.
It was yet another painful loss for the reigning champions and of course, it was on the road.
The Warriors have had a very hard time accumulating road wins this season and it’s become a subject of much concern for them.
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In fact, their road-winning percentage is one of the worst for any reigning championship team in NBA history.
They are currently 7-22 on the road after their latest loss, with a win percentage of .241.
That’s behind just the 1998-99 Chicago Bulls (.200) and the 1956-57 Philadelphia Warriors (.167).
All season long, the Warriors have acknowledged that they just can’t get it together when they’re away from home.
They have consistently said that they are going to do what it takes to get back on track.
Yet, they are still in deep trouble.
They’re the ninth team in their conference with an even 29-29 record.
If the play-in tournament started today, they would just barely make their way into it.
It is shocking to see a team that won the championship last June struggle in the ways that the Warriors have.
Especially because a lot of talent is on the team and they still have their core players and some of the best athletes in the league.
Head coach Steve Kerr is well aware that time is running out for his squad.
They have to sit down and tweak their rotation and approach to road games if they hope to have any impact in the playoffs.
A team that can’t win road games simply cannot get far in the postseason.NEXT: Klay Thompson's Latest Highlight Proves He Is A Force Again