ESPN- "The Golden State Warriors have suddenly found a way to win in San Antonio.
The Warriors have won three of their last four games at the AT&T Center and have a chance to clinch their trip to the NBA Finals there on Monday night.
Prior to that stretch, the Warriors were 3-38 over their previous 41 road meetings with the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, the Spurs are still 27-4 against the Warriors at home since moving to the AT&T Center in 2002.
The Warriors have won five straight road games in the playoffs. It’s their longest road winning streak in franchise postseason history.
Overall, the Warriors are 26-1 in their last 27 games dating back to the regular season. Golden State’s lone loss over the last two months was at home on April 10 to the Jazz, whom the Warriors swept a few weeks later in the conference semifinals."
When I read this farce of an article, I remembered why I started this blog in the first place, to tell the good people of the sports world what idiots they're listening to. Here at highly controversial, we aren't going to sugar coat shit, whoever wrote this article is a bafoon, and shouldn't be writing about sports for the worldwide leader. Calling the Golden State Warriors "Road Warriors" because they beat the Spurs for the third time at home in 3 of the last 4 meeting is asinine and lazy.
The Warriors beat the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker twice at home this postseason. If they didn't that would've been embarrassing if anything since any team that made the playoffs could've beaten the Spurs at this point. Not impressive in the slightest that they beat a broken down Spurs team. The other two times the above writer referenced was the two meetings in San Antonio that were on March 29th, 2017 and the other was April 10th, 2016, two games at a point in the season where Popovich wouldn't dare show his best stuff that close to the postseason against a potential competitor, so another 2 losses that aren't impressive. They're 6-0 this postseason on the road was apart of this guys argument, so are the Cavs, but I don't see a "Road Warriors" article for them.
Fact of the matter is the writers at ESPN look for anything positive to say about Golden State and look for anything negative to say about the Cavs. Golden State is an amazing team that's why they win a lot of road games, not because they suddenly are better on the road. Maybe if this dimwit gave some facts behind the statistical play of the Warriors on the road increasing, then I'd be impressed. Unfortunately, he just went on about how the Warriors win a lot of games, which is true, but has nothing to do with them earning the title of road warriors. Thanks ESPN for once again putting out a meaningless article just to build up the hype around Golden State as if they need it.