The final seven games of the season will be no treat for the Golden State Warriors, who will have to traverse through a brutal stretch of games without Stephen Curry.
The remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season is not going to be easy for the Golden State Warriors as they face numerous challenges.
As if things were not already tough enough versus Memphis, the Dubs can look ahead to playing Phoenix and Utah over their next two games. After that, they get a brief break in Sacramento before taking on the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans — three teams battling for Play-In position.
The Suns and Jazz are two of the best team’s in the league while the Lakers, Spurs and Pelicans will all be playing with plenty of incentive as they look to solidify their seedings for the Play-In tournament.
This season has not gone quite as planned for the Dubs. The start of the new year has brought nothing but roadblocks as the team struggles to look like a title competitor on most nights. Since January, the Warriors hold a 21-20 record, sixth in the West during this time.
They’ve been even worse since February, going 10-14 and placing 10th in the conference.
There is little chance of a miracle bringing this team back together in Curry’s absence. However, they will have to pull something out of their sleeves as losing the remainder of their games could mean disaster.
Golden State was fortunate enough to build one of the league’s best records before things turned for the worst. Because of their early success, the Warriors are still third in the West but hold only a four-game lead over the sixth seed.
It feels unlikely a team as talented as the Warriors would strike out down the stretch of the season but the schedule certainly is not making things easier for them.
In contrast, stringing together some impressive wins before Curry’s return will have the team floating into the postseason with high spirits. Life is what you make it and the Warriors better be ready to respond to a steep challenge.