It’s been a long time since things were this bad for the Golden State Warriors.
The reigning NBA champions were taken down by the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, wiped out by their Western Conference rivals and falling to a 5-8 record.
5-8 isn’t the worst record in the league but it’s far more concerning when you dig into the details.
Warriors fall to 0-7 on the road this season.
Next road game: @ Phoenix
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 14, 2022
The Warriors now have a 0-7 road record for the season.
They haven’t won a single game when not at home in Chase Center.
This is the first time since 1989 that the Warriors have started a season with an 0-7 record on the road.
The bad news keeps on coming for Golden State because their next road game is against the Phoenix Suns.
What’s troubling the champs?
The Whimpering Warriors
Right now, the Warriors have a bottom-10 defense rating and one of the worst benches in the league.
Yes, the team has Stephen Curry but he’s not enough to keep them afloat.
Curry put up 27 against the Kings, while Andrew Wiggins was also good for 26.
It’s not enough: the team’s defense is so lacking that the Kings – and other teams – are sometimes able to sail past them.
Head coach Steve Kerr has said he’s well aware of the team’s problems and that is surely true.
Still, when will Kerr and his staff be able to crack this nut and get the team working like champions again?
Are the Warriors about to be 0-8 on the road?