Are Golden State Warriors Bored or Breaking Down?

March 3rd, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Just when we're ready to crown the Golden State Warriors kings of everything, they appear human, emerging from the NBA's All-Star break worse for wear, seemingly bending to the austerity of an 82-game season.

That, or, you know, they're just bored.

Both theories have their place in the debate bucket following Golden State's 110-108 loss Monday night to the Brooklyn Nets.

Objectively speaking, there is nothing wrong with the Warriors. They still have one of the league's two-best records, still hold the top defense and still own the second-most potent offense.

Relatively speaking, the Warriors are not meeting expectations, the standards set by a performance so dominant that they were, at one point, on pace to be the second-best team in NBA history.

What's happened lately, while far from dire, is a sign of regression. The Warriors are 4-3 since the All-Star break, and they wrapped up their six-game Eastern Conference road trip playing .500 basketball. They now have a higher winning percentage against Western Conference squads than those from the East.

None of the Warriors' ...

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