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Warriors are winless on the road after blowing late lead to Miami Heat
The Golden State Warriors stumbled for the fifth time in eight games this season, blowing a late lead to the Miami Heat to lose 116-109. The Dubs were outscored 30-15 in the fourth quarter of this one, combining to go 3-of-15 from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Jordan Poole struggled offensively in that final frame, together shooting 3-of-11 from the field.
Stephen Curry led the team in points (23), rebounding (13), and assists (13), but didn’t get an important foul call review to go his way after Jimmy Butler made contact with his hand on a three-point attempt.
The Dubs have lost every single road game they’ve played this season, their 0-4 record away from Chase Center a startling way to start the year. The Dubs under Steve Kerr traditionally do a great job of silencing enemy crowds and getting wins in foreign territory.
Per Stat Muse, the Warriors have had the best road record in the NBA since the 2014-2015 season.
This season the losses have been maddening at times.
Klay getting ejected in Phoenix as the Suns ran over the Warriors 134-105.
Losing 120-113 in overtime to the Charlotte Hornets despite Charlotte being on the second game of a back-to-back without their star players LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier.
Getting bullied 128-114 by a Detroit Pistons team that was on a five-game losing streak.
And now the Heat come-from-behind to beat the Dubs in Miami.
The bench is still figuring out how they can be effective. James Wiseman had 5 points and 3 fouls in 9 minutes. JaMychal Green grabbed 9 rebounds in 18 minutes, but only converted 4-of-11 shots from the field.
Jordan Poole is the leader of that unit, and had a rough offensive night himself. He shot 3-of-10 from the field, 1-for-7 from beyond the arc, with 2 assists and 5 turnovers. Three of those turnovers were called as carries, which is hella funny because the NBA hasn’t cared about carrying pretty much my entire life.
But turnovers weren’t strictly Poole’s issue last night, as Curry had 5 of his own and Thompson added 4. When your three guards are out there coughing the ball up like that, it puts the team in a tough spot to win. Golden State finished with 20 turnovers for the game, directly leading to 28 Heat points.
And that’s your ballgame folks. How are we feeling Dub Nation?