Oh, how things can change so quickly in the NBA. A week ago, the Warriors were riding high after routing the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
Just days later, the Clippers returned the favor in a 115-89 throttling, sending Golden State to its worst loss of the campaign.
The Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back games all season and attempt to avoid a second straight loss when they host the Memphis Grizzlies today.
Guard Stephen Curry has been stellar all season, but has had two poor outings in his last four games. He scored just 10 points against the Clippers after having a recent 11-point outing against Philadelphia.
Curry had scored 20 or more points in 16 of 20 games before the recent hiccups.
He is making a strong run at being part of the Western Conference All-Star team while averaging 20.1 points and 6.5 assists. Curry had 26 points and made six 3-point baskets in the early-season loss to Memphis.
On the other side of the court, Memphis has the fourth-best record in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the surprising Warriors. The Grizzlies are just 4-4 over their last eight games and rumors are circulating that small forward Rudy Gay is being shopped.
Memphis is 9-6 on the road and facing a Golden State squad that is 11-4 at home. The Warriors had won four straight games before being clobbered by the Clippers.