Dieter Kurtenbach: The Warriors stink, but it might not matter

Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group on

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The streak is over. Eleven road losses in a row did not become 12.

Ending the streak — which lasted nearly two months — is a reason for celebration for the Dubs.

“That was gross,” Klay Thompson said of the losing streak.

But so was the Warriors’ win over the Rockets.

The Warriors didn’t win the game so much as the young Rockets lost it. So while picking up a first win since Jan. 30 is significant for the Dubs, the truth remains that Golden State is far from top form.

The Warriors have nine games remaining in the regular season. Thompson pushed the idea that those contests are a “warmup” for the playoffs on Monday, but I’m not sure the Dubs can wash the stink of the team’s first 73 games away in the next two-and-a-half weeks.


But here’s some good news for the Warriors — a silver lining, if you will:

The rest of the Western Conference stinks, too.

The Warriors have won eight road games all season, with the latest, No. 8, serving as an accomplishment. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games overall.

This team should be buried — relegated to the play-in tournament at best.


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