On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the greatest regular season in NBA history with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
A month and a half later, they’re one loss away from that record meaning absolutely nothing. After suffering their worst defeat of the year in a 118-94 thrashing from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, they’ve now lost two in a row for the first time all season and are on the brink of elimination facing a 3-1 deficit.
To put things in perspective only nine teams out of 232 in the history of the NBA have come back from down 3-1 to win a series.
After the game, the Warriors’ performance in their press conference was similar to their showing on the court. While searching for something, anything, to be positive about, Klay Thompson pointed to the fact that Golden State did manage to have 40 assists. That is until he realized that he read the stat sheet completely wrong and they actually only had 15. Ouch.
It’s hard to watch this video without getting some secondhand embarrassment:
The Warriors will try to right the ship in game five on Thursday night while the Thunder hope to make their second NBA Finals appearance since 2012.
Oh and by the way, KD isn’t going anywhere. Sorry C’s fans.
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