Troubling Trends the Golden State Warriors Must Correct Before NBA Playoffs

March 15th, 2016 by Vytis Lasaitis Leave a reply »

Every NBA team gearing up for the playoffs has lingering issues to resolve, and even the mighty Golden State Warriors are no different. 

The Warriors have already put together one of the most memorable regular-season campaigns ever, but the big-picture goal remains another championship. The 60-6 record indicates a near-perfect run, but Golden State has been unusually sloppy lately.

Even though the Dubs are 12-2 since the All-Star break, they have outscored the opposition by 5.4 points per 100 possessions in that time span, according to That's almost seven points down from the season average, and it's a slightly worrying slump at a time when the team should be more engaged than ever.

Golden State is still the favorite to win it all, but it has to hit the right trajectory in order to peak by the time the postseason rolls around. There's no hiding behind an excellent record, and the Warriors typically possess enough self-awareness to recognize flaws which stand in the way of perfection.



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