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Golden State Warriors after cruising through the first few weeks of the season, the Warriors have hit a big rough patch.
The Spurs started out well in the post-Kawhi Leonard era, going 6-2 to open the season.
Since then, however, it’s been rough. They’ve won just once since then to fall to 7-7, and have lost to the Magic, Kings and Suns– the latter by a shocking 20 points.
Steph Curry is still out with a groin strain, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant got into a huge fight and they’ve now lost three of their last four games.
They’re still the favorites, of course, but these next few weeks are going to be strange.
Along with Curry, Green will also be sidelined against the Spurs, with the Warriors deciding to give him some time off — due in part to a lingering toe injury, but likely also to give him some space after the incident with Durant.
Without those two, the team is much more beatable, as the Mavericks proved on Saturday.
The Spurs have hit quite a rough patch after starting the season 6-2. They’ve gone 1-5 since, with a net rating of -5.8.
Both the offense and defense have cratered during that time, after ever so briefly showing signs of potential during their 4-game win streak. That seems like a distant memory now.
Normally, the Warriors coming to town would be bad news with a team playing as poorly as the Spurs are, but the Spurs aren’t going to see a normal Warriors squad.
That could be just the break they need to get back on track.
The Spurs look to get back over .500 against the defending champs tonight.
The team seemed to find itself a little in their last game against the Clippers, competing with much more focus and intensity, despite the game falling on the 2nd night of a back to back.
They’ll need to bring every last bit of that energy right from the tip to steal a win against the 12-5 Warriors.
As this game is the first of a back to back, it’s likely Pop will rest some players anyway.
DeMar DeRozan continues to lead the league in minutes per game, so he’ll need a break at some point, but it’s hard to imagine the offense surviving an entire game without him, especially if Rudy isn’t available.
If Rudy’s out, that would typically mean more minutes for Davis Bertans, who’s been the team’s best shooter from deep, but he won’t be available due to the NBA’s concussion protocol.
Instead, expect more of the three and four guard lineups the team has turned to at times to buoy the offense.
That style of lineup has worked, to an extent, but at an obvious cost on the other end.
The Spurs aren’t the only team struggling with injuries. The Warriors have missed Curry over their last 4 games and played last night without Draymond Green due to a toe injury, while Alfonzo McKinnie was questionable with left foot soreness.
Curry will be out for the duration of the team’s road trip, but it’s unclear whether Green or McKinnie will appear in tonight’s game.
With all that’s going on with the team, the Warriors are on a bit of a schneid themselves (for them)
Having lost 4 of their last 6 games, and may still be struggling with the fallout from an argument you’ve probably heard a little about.
Not to say that a team with Kevin Durant on the court could ever be an easy out, but if the Spurs are going to get a win against the Warriors this year, this is probably the game to do it.
Derrick White’s return was supposed to provide some relief on that front, but he’s been generally ineffective so far.
It’s not fair to lay that completely at his feet just yet, as he’s only played 5 games this season and the whole team has resembled nothing so much as a dumpster fire in that time.
But White needs to play better, all the same. He’s got the 2nd lowest true shooting percentage on the team
At just 46.3% (only Chimezie Metu’s is worse) and is shooting 27.3% from three on just over 2 attempts per game.
DeRozan, on the other hand, has been amazing almost every night, filling up the stat sheet and putting up highlights with equal skill.
As good as he’s been, he’ll need a lot of help to take down a team going for the three-peat.