The Warriors are 0-8 on the road.
The team’s lack of cohesion is highlighted by the coach and top player.
The NBA‘s reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors, lost 130-119 on the road to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, bringing their road record to a dismal 0-8 this season.
Senior officials on the Warriors’ side acknowledge the squad lacks “grit” and coherence.
Curry’s 50 points weren’t enough to prevent Golden State’s loss to Phoenix
Since Stephen Curry scored 50 points against the Suns and is averaging 32.8 points this season, good for second in the NBA, he can hardly be held responsible for the loss.
In spite of this, Curry admitted he needed to step up as a leader for a squad that was having trouble coordinating its efforts.
Curry has been scoring at a high rate and focusing on improving his efficiency on the court.
“But there’s a group mentality about how I need to help everyone get in the correct frame of mind to strive to win,” the manager said.
The Warriors’ defense
The Warriors’ stellar defense was a key factor in their championship run in the previous year. Although they were second in the NBA in defensive efficiency in 2021-22, they are currently 27th in that category this season.
They’re also giving up an extra 13 points every contest on average. The team’s head coach, Steve Kerr, attributes part of their problems to a lack of effort.
As a group, we are not resilient enough. Kerr explained that they were currently in a Drew League match.
According to my experience, success in the game comes to those that put in the effort. Shots go in, calls go your way, and breaks go your way if you play together as you mean it, but we didn’t do anything to deserve them.
That’s why we can’t seem to win away from home. It’s a pick-up game.
But Curry said the issues weren’t limited to the defense
As Curry put it, “keeping it real” is difficult right now. “It’s going to be incredibly hard to dig yourself out of the predicament that we’re in since there are a lot of concerns,” we should keep in mind.
The Warriors’ 6-1 home record helps to offset their 2-13 away record. With a 6-9 record, they are dead last in the Western Conference.