Why Golden State Warriors fans shouldn't panic after slow start


SportsPulse: Trysta Krick breaks down the never ending soap opera that is the NBA.

When you’re the defending champions – let alone a team like the Golden State Warriors that has won 84.1% of its games in the past three regular seasons – there’s always a silver lining in late October.

And so it goes for this ‘Super Villains’ squad, even if a Sunday night loss to the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena dropped them to 4-3 while also marking a second home loss (that’s no small deal, by the way, considering they had just two regular season home losses in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and five in 2016-17). But even with all these fascinating foibles, from the turnover problem (third-most in the NBA at 18.4 per game) to the awful defense (26th in defensive rating) and beyond, here are a few reasons why the Warriors and their fans need not panic.


When the same two teams have faced off three consecutive times in the Finals, it’s fair to judge everything through that prism. As…

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