On Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors created history. They wouldn’t exactly be pleased with their track record, though.
The Warriors fell to 5-8 on the year after losing to the Kings by the score of 122-115. They have lost six of their previous eight games, and to make matters worse, they are currently 0-7 on the road this season. It is the first time in 33 years since the Dubs began the year without a road victory in seven tries, according to NBA on ESPN.
For what it’s worth, the Warriors team from 1989–1990 didn’t truly have a road victory until their 10th away game. With a final record of 37-45 and a ranking of 10th in the West, that team, which was captained by Chris Mullin, Mitch Richmond, and Tim Hardaway, was eliminated from postseason contention.
The Warriors haven’t started a season 0-7 on the road since 1989. pic.twitter.com/pImdiAu9YW
Only four games separate the top seed and the eighth seed from Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who are currently ranked 13th in the West. Having said that, the team still has time to turn things around and mount a comeback.
However, it’s clear that if the Dubs want to successfully defend their championship in 2022–2023, they will need to make a number of changes. Although Curry’s starting lineup is still very threatening, their second unit hasn’t been as effective. They are now beginning to experience the consequences of losing important players during the offseason, and it is yet unclear how they will handle it.
On November 16, Golden State will play on the road against the Phoenix Suns. Undoubtedly, that won’t be simple, particularly with Devin Booker and company being among the best teams in the West.