The Golden State Warriors have made a lot of noise in the last few years. Last year was the highlight as the Warriors won a record 73 games and only losing 9 total games. This year brings a little different of a scene as it is halfway point and the Warriors have already hit that 9 game loss point. That means unless they go perfectly the rest of the season, they will not meet their record from last year. That is the bad news, the good news is at this point barring them completely just stopping their efforts and winning, they will be in the playoffs this year. That does not always mean a Championship as was the case last season. There are still some Warrior fans that are trying to get the taste of them losing a 3-1 game advantage and then losing the series on their home court.
Maybe that is part of the problem, maybe the Warriors are in some form still trying to recover from the fact that they lost the NBA Finals at home. It was a hard pill to swallow but the team came back and has been strong all season long, losing only a little of their edge. Many in the club, though that with the addition of Kevin Durant, that was going to somehow lead to more wins this season. Let’s be honest, the simple fact of the matter is that Kevin Durant is still trying to wear a lot of the hate that has come across by the fans of the Thunder. In fact, the last time these two met in Oklahoma, the reception between him and Westbrook was cold, to say the least.
Stephen Curry is another player that is able to rally his team, last season when he sat on the sidelines for a number of games, he was the one that was cheering them on and giving them the support that they needed to be able to win without him. This season, though things seem a little off and there is really no reason for it unless the mojo that the team has had is beginning to wear off a little. Some will look at the fact that they have only lost 9 games so far as still being a good team, there are those that will see this and say they should have only won 9 games at this point. The Golden State Warriors have a formula that seems to work for them and as long as it is giving them wins, then they need to not mess with that and just enjoy the ride.
Many people that you ask, will tell you that the Warriors are poised to make a serious run again for the finals. There is only one thing that stands in the way of them winning yet another championship and that is themselves. There are those that look at the magic that the Warriors did and are amazed by it, then there are those that look at it and say yeah they won 73 games. But then they lost the three most important games of the season. This is a concept that many fans will look at, what good is a super winning season if you lose the most important games of your entire season? The Warriors will win more games this season and will more than likely lose at least a couple more games. All that being said, we will see when the season ends as to where exactly the Warriors end up. Who knows it could be another team that dethrones the Warriors.