The negative series continues!
The Golden State Warriors lost 126-134 to the Los Angeles Clippers. It was already the 27th away defeat for the defending champion. The 50-point gala by Warriors superstar Stephen Curry (35) couldn’t change that.
In his second 50-point game this season, Curry hit 20 of his 28 attempts. The other was against the Phoenix Suns in November and also ended in defeat. The 35-year-old scored 21 of his 50 points in the third quarter.
“It sucks,” said Warriors center Draymond Green (34). “You sit there and think, what else could I have done to help him? When a player starts out like this, you have to find a way to capitalize on it. We didn’t do that.”
Golden State has lost just seven of its 34 away games – the most away defeats by a defending champion in NBA history. “You’re always frustrated after a loss,” Green said. “Yes, I think we played better, but at the end of the day you have to win. You have to find a way to win.”
Despite the miserable away performances, the defending champion is still in 6th place in the Western Conference and would therefore be in the playoffs as of now. However, the lead is melting: Minnesota, Dallas, Oklahoma and the Lakers are just a win or two away from the Warriors.