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Analysis: Warriors struggling on the road much like rest of the West

The entire Western Conference has been unable to get consistent road wins to start the 2018-2019 season

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Has anyone noticed how nobody in the Western Conference has a stellar road record? I’ve taken the liberty to list the West’s current seeding accompanied with their current road wins-losses.

  1. Nuggets 9-8
  2. Warriors 9-8
  3. Thunder 10-9
  4. Clippers 9-10
  5. Rockets 8-10
  6. Lakers 8-10
  7. Trailblazers 7-10
  8. Spurs 6-12
  9. Kings 9-10
  10. Grizzlies 8-10
  11. Jazz 10-11
  12. Mavericks 2-15
  13. Timberwolves 5-13
  14. Pelicans 4-15
  15. Suns 4-15

The Warriors’ eight road losses in the first three months of the season have to be particularly jarring for their success-drunk fans, despite the rash of injuries that plagued the roster. Their road record was 28-13 during the first title run of this current dynasty in 2014-2015. That zoomed up to 34-7 during the 73-win 2015-2016 campaign. It slightly fell back to 31-10 in 2016-2017, Kevin Durant’s first season with the team. It dipped back to 29-12 during last year’s title run, a season that was considered a “down year” by many in Dub Nation. #firstworldnbaproblems

Additional tidbit: According to Warriors PR, this season the champs are 3-6 on the road vs Western Conference foes, and 14-9 against them overall. The Warriors have a chance to get some of their “road warrior” swagger back in their matchup against the Phoenix Suns tonight. Phoenix has won only 5 of their 18 home games, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped this one against the Dubs.