3 Things going wrong for Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after making a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Chase Center on February 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after making a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Chase Center on February 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Following their first 20 point collapse in over 60 games, the Golden State Warriors were held underwater for 48 minutes by Minnesota in a game that marks the low point of the season for Golden State.

Since January, Golden State holds a 16-12 record, good for the 12th best in the NBA. This is a stark contrast from the league-best record they held for much of the first half of the season.

The 2021-22 NBA season has taken quite a turn for the Golden State Warriors. Here are three things at the root of their problems.

While the Warriors have slid in the standings, the rest of the NBA is catching up. Phoneix is building on their lead at the top and the Memphis Grizzlies are soaring to claim the second seed from Golden State. Less than a game separates the Dubs and Grizz.

With only 20 games remaining, the Warriors will need to get things in order as soon as possible. It’s vital for championship teams to hit their stride at the correct time — right now, they are trending in the wrong direction.

The Dubs have been playing well below their standards as of late and there are many factors playing into their recent struggles.