So, the Warriors have now lost a season-high five games in a row after another clunker Tuesday night.
But while Tuesday’s game against the Rockets was in far greater reach than last Tuesday’s debacle in Houston, the theme remained unchanged—the Warriors could not find a way to stop James Harden and friends when they needed to the most. Zero consistency on the defensive end. The Dubs would make a run to get in reach, only to let Houston gain it all back, until the Warriors basically bent over in the final five minutes. A truly disjointed effort from a Warriors team in turmoil right now.
But this isn’t just going to be written off as a standalone phenomenon. In each of the five games the Warriors have dropped, their defense has been utterly putrid, pregnable, horrendous, ugly, useless, (enter your favorite negative adjective here). Yes, in something the Warriors know a thing or two about, it’s been indefensible, if I may use some wordplay.
All of this is pretty remarkable because for...