The Golden State Warriors‘ season is bordering on the paranormal and it has develop into clear that, away from the San Francisco Bay Space, the reigning NBA champions are a mediocre staff.
They lose (eight wins and 29 losses) way more than they win on the highway, and their run of 11 consecutive defeats was the second worst streak of all time for a champion staff away from their stadium.
Solely the Chicago Bulls‘ 12 right away losses in 1998/99 was worse, however the Warriors ensured on Monday night time that they did not attain that quantity.
Seemingly conscious of the awful outcomes, the Warriors broke the dropping streak on their go to to the Houston Rockets.
It was a cushty 121-108 victory in opposition to the lowly Rockets, and it was Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who shined.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s stellar efficiency in Houston
Curry scored 30 factors and contributed seven rebounds, 5 assists and two steals. In the meantime, the capturing guard got here up with 29 factors along with eight rebounds.
“We had been enjoying a special caliber of staff, these first three are battling with all these groups for the playoffs,” head coach Steve Kerr mentioned afterwards.
“Houston has had a tough season however they’re enjoying higher as of late and so they’ve had some actually good wins.
“So I believed we needed to are available tonight with a spotlight that sadly wasn’t there. That was the difficulty with the primary half, however we finally bought there.”
The sport was tight till the tip and, within the final minute, Thompson closed out the sport with a three-pointer to chop off any response from the Rockets.
By way of the standings and the playoff image within the West, the Warriors (37-36) are again within the playoff spots.
They’re sixth, with a win greater than the Mavericks and Thunder, and one win fewer than the Clippers. That’s their purpose and the one that can validate their candidacy for a brand new ring.