The Warriors’ current performance doesn’t directly benefit a championship team.
If the Golden State Warriors’ surprising run to their fourth NBA championship in eight years is any indication, the phrase may have been proven true last season. While champions may reign for a while, they inevitably become forgotten eventually. It’s impossible to maintain a dynasty indefinitely. Time still hasn’t been beaten. There is a lack of elegance in his victims’ defeats.
In terms of their rivalry with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors have not been doing much of late. That was their second meeting in the span of a week on Saturday. While Memphis won both games, they did it without their standout point guard Ja Morant and several other contributors. That was irrelevant. Both games were won by the Grizzlies, by a total score of 35. Draymond Green, a forward for the Warriors, and Dillon Brooks, a wing for the Grizzlies, had been feuding for quite some time, and their animosity dominated the first game of the series.
A much husher period marked the second. Warrior star Klay Thompson gave the Grizzlies the middle finger with 17.1 seconds left in Memphis’ victory.
Klay counts to 4 👀
Klay and Dillon Brooks at the end of Warriors-Grizzlies game 😮 pic.twitter.com/pcgn1CFM73
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2023
Klay Thompson has done this before
so it wasn’t completely out of character. In a prior disagreement with Devin Booker this season, he did it more gently. The point was made without confusion in both situations. After winning four championships in a row, the Warriors wouldn’t put up with any nonsense from rookie teams. It was an opinion shared by Green himself after several games this season versus Memphis. He said as much in December and again in March, making it obvious that he doesn’t consider the Grizzlies to be a rival because they haven’t beaten them in the playoffs.
The Grizzlies and the Suns haven’t been nearly as successful as the Warriors. I really doubt it. That’s meaningless, though, because all three clubs are focused on 2023’s championship instead of 2022’s, 2018’s, 2017’s, or 2015’s. The Warriors’ obsession with the past isn’t helping them live in the present.
Klay Thompson’s hand was a hair’s breadth away from the amount of road victories he’s played in for the Warriors this year
The Warriors are just 7-29 as a group when playing somewhere other than San Francisco. On Saturday, his 14 points fell two short of Golden State’s net rating of No. 16. The Warriors are now at.500 (36-36) after 72 games played. Overall, by the 72-game point in their four championship campaigns, they were 146 games better than their opponents.
It’s easy to see now that the previous Warriors championship teams were far superior to the current one. Perhaps we shouldn’t discount their heroic will to prove that some of the ancient Warriors are still alive and well, either. In any case, it’s impossible to deny that there’s space for improvement on this squad. Thompson, Green, and Stephen Curry make up the backbone of the team, yet they have missed a whopping 47 games. It’s unclear when Andrew Wiggins will rejoin the squad. The prognosis for Gary Payton II’s recovery is uncertain. The starting five of Curry, Thompson, Green, Wiggins, and Looney have outscored their opponents by 145 points despite the team’s recent injury and upheaval problems. They have a greater scoring margin than all but Denver’s starting lineup. If you saw Golden State on the right side of the court right now, you may mistake them for the Warriors.
Nevertheless, especially outside of the Bay Area, this is often just a club that has trouble defending guards or maintaining leads when using bench lines. It has trouble scoring in the fourth quarter and grabbing boards throughout games. If Klay Thompson is serious about flashing his middle finger, he’ll need to address these issues. The Warriors still have the will to win, but their bodies are starting to show the effects of time. Get more news and updates on your favorite players or teams only here at onlinesportsbetting.ph.