Ahead of a matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors are left in a situation filled with doubt. Especially with how poorly their season has started this year. The Warriors are off to one of the worse starts the franchise has seen in years sitting at 4-7.
The Golden State Warriors will be out to buck an historic trend — no team has started a season with a sub .500 record after ten games and continued on to win the NBA Finals.
With the Warriors looking to defend their title from last season, that stat may cause some players and coaches in the locker room to feel as if their season is in jeopardy already. Tonight they face the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that sits just shy of the top of the Eastern Conference — their only two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the exact opposite from Golden State who sit near the bottom of the West, only 2.5 games ahead of the Houston Rockets.
Both teams should see tonight as a key game with something to prove — The Cavaliers are in a slump offensively, while the Warriors are struggling on the other end of the floor. Several key young Cleveland players have never had a defining game against the Warriors, and the Dubs will be out to assert their superiority over the young Cavaliers lineup.
With all that said, let’s look at three key facts about this year’s Cleveland Cavaliers that should cause some pessimism about tonight’s Veterans Day matchup for the Warriors.