Golden State Warriors hoping self-reflection will catapult winning streak

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after Klay Thompson #11 made a three-point shot and a timeout was called by the New York Knicks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on November 18, 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 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after Klay Thompson #11 made a three-point shot and a timeout was called by the New York Knicks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on November 18, 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 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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The Golden State Warriors inconsistent play continued on Friday night, putting in a much improved performance to record a comfortable win over the New Yorks Knicks at Chase Center.

But what is it simply a resumption of their contrasting home and road form, or is it something substantial they can take with them moving forward? Optimism for the latter could come from an important self-reflection prior to Friday’s game.

The Golden State Warriors had an important team meeting on Friday, hoping it will help resolve issues that’s led to their disappointing 7-9 start.

The meeting paid immediate dividends as the Warriors opened up a decisive advantage against the Knicks in the first half. Speaking in the post-game, JaMychal Green explained the significance of the playing group getting together and airing out their issues.

"“Had a great team meeting this morning. Addressed a lot of things that needed to be addressed. We addressed the elephants in the room, we had the hard conversations not many people want to have…I think it got people more focused and locked into what we need to do as a team”, Green said."

The Warriors have won multiple games in a row just once through 16 games — back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. That came after a five-game losing streak, with Golden State otherwise alternating wins and losses through their other nine games.

Their poor form has been one of the major talking points of the NBA season, leading to speculation around their two-timeline plan and potential mid-season trade maneuvers.

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Golden State will be seeking to win their first road game as they head into today’s game against the Houston Rockets as heavy favourites, before heading to New Orleans to face an impressive Pelicans squad on the second night of a back-to-back.