#32 wrote:Right... the reason is because we can't win away from home. If the Warriors played half as well on the road as they did in the Oracle, they'd be 10 games over .500...
I do not think it is that simple. The Warriors have lost a number of home games they should have won. Cleveland, Milwaukee and Indiana come to mind.
The Warriors lost these games because they could get not key stops in the fourth quarter and they pissed away leads because not only did their defense fail them, but their offense did as well.
Yes, the Warriors could be a .500 with a better road record, but if the goal is simply to be .500 then that is fine. But, in my opinion, in order for this team to succeed and take it to another level, they will have to play better defensively.
I am not saying they are going to hold teams to under 85 points a game, but make teams work for their points. Contest shots, limit second chance opportunities and play good, solid, helpside, team defense. If the Warriors can push themselves on the defensive side of things they way they do offensively, this team could cause a lot of problems for teams the rest of this season and even into the playoffs. This will be a team few teams will want to face IF the Warriors can get in.