The Warriors had owned the Mavs this season before Saturday’s blowout loss. If they plan on staying afloat and competing in the Western Conference, this losing streak will have to be put behind them– and fast.
Head coach Mark Jackson said that he and his team are not panicking and there is no reason for that at this point in the season. He was very straightforward after the game and what his team needs to do to avoid a free-fall:
“We’re fine. There’s no panic. We lost another game. We didn’t play well. We made mistakes. We did not put together 48 minutes of basketball. But there’s going to be no panic. We’re going to regroup.”
Is Jackson right? Should the Warriors and their fans remain calm and just look forward to the All-Star break? Well, they have been outscored by 21 points on the recent trip.
The game was over early as the Mavs stretched a first half lead to 27 and never looked back. The final score ended up as humiliating as the previous three road games, 116-91.
The Warriors are now 30-21 and sit five games back in the Pacific Division. Their deficit in the division has been stretched out to five thanks to this mediocre play as of late. They are missing an integral player in their lineup, Jarrett Jack, and are obviously not the same team with him not healthy.
It’s time for Golden State to realize that their promising season is one long losing streak away from turning into a nightmare.