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Are the Warriors the worst 11-2 team in NBA history?
Hornets sting GSW in Charlotte.
I’m stunned, hurt, and personally offended. The Golden State Warriors fell to the Charlotte Hornets 106-102 in North Carolina, snapping their seven game win streak and falling to 11-2.
LaMelo Ball proved that his father LaVar was right; he is the future of basketball. 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Meanwhile, James Wiseman, the guy the Dubs picked ahead of him had 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, and 0 steals tonight. How does Warriors GM Bob Myers sleep at night?!
Stephen Curry had 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 10 assists but shot 7-of-22 from the field (3-of-13 from beyond the arc). Jordan Poole scored 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting (2-of-8 from downtown). Look at their combined shot chart for the game: call them the X-Men.
If this how the starting backcourt is gonna play, I’d expect Andrew Wiggins to either beg the front office for more help or demand a trade, effective immediately. He had another brilliant game, scoring 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting and playing stifling defense. But where was his help? For a guy like him (whom some say is underpaid) to sacrifice all he has to lead this team and get this result? Eventually he’s going to look for greener pastures if the Dubs can’t prove to him they are about winning.
The Warriors shot an abysmal 9-of-39 from three-point range! The Warriors NEED another guard who can make shots, and I don’t know where they are going to find that anytime soon.
Kevon Looney had 8 rebounds in 20 minutes, but missed the game tying free throws in the final minute after he was fouled trying to make a layup in traffic. Sure he played quality defense and led the team in rebounding, but that was the spot where the Dubs need a young athletic big man to finish strong and with verticality; I have no idea where they are going to find a center like that in the near future.
And don’t get me started on Coach Steve Kerr, who couldn’t find a way to make his players make shots. Elite coaches don’t lose games in November, period. I’m typing this on my phone with hot tears streaming down my face in my parent’s basement which has spotty Wifi access so I can’t exactly get Basketball Reference to verify, but I’m 99% sure Phil Jackson’s Bulls never ever lost a game before Christmas.
It was one thing to lose the 82-0 dream…but having more than one loss on the season? #Unforgivable
The only way the Warriors can redeem themselves in my eyes is to win their next game by no less than 25 points. AND I DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHO IS NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE AND WHERE THE GAME WILL TAKE PLACE.