Pivot Points: The Golden State Warriors Are a Team Going Nowhere Fast

January 6th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors are a team defined by contrasting numbers, and even the most impressive of those numbers have not been able to pull the Warriors out of their current downward spiral into irrelevance.

Golden State has earned the reputation as one of the more entertaining teams in the NBA because if anything is certain, bundles of points will be scored, the game will be fast-paced and energetic, and the Warriors will probably lose.

To comprehend the ability to retain a strong fanbase in the midst of perpetual mediocrity escapes me, but the Warriors do have some positives to rest their laurels on.

For one, they are second in the NBA in scoring, averaging an eye-popping 106 points per game. Who cares if they allow a league-high 112, their contests are sure to never lack for a dull moment.

Golden State is also first in the league in steals at 9.8 per contest, but they allow 8.4, which means even though they create turnovers, they are just as likely to give the ball back due to miscues of their own.

The contrasting numbers don't end there. The Warriors shoot 47 percent from the field, but give up 49 percent, they aver ...

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