Golden State Warriors Record-Breaking Start-Off Winning Streak Explained By Studies About Momentum In Sports
Golden State Warriors is definitely the team to beat this current NBA season. They are not contented with just breaking the previous record of 15-0 of the start-off unblemished team standings as they banked another six consecutive wins after it. Now they are at 21-0 record, it isn’t surprising that people would want to know the factors contributing to their momentum.
Quartz presented some findings about their amazing gameplay. According to a study regarding hockey teams playing in an university level league, the winning streak is not a clear indicator of improving the probability that they can continue establishing their momentum. These teams showed that gaining victory in the first match of their weekend series did not boost their chances of winning the next game.
It is noteworthy to remember that in another research which observed volleyball teams concluded that when players are provided more chances to play and score, the general chance of the entire team to win increases. In addition, there is also a finding wherein the athletes who are doing a free throw or strike in bowling have a greater chance of winning with their relentless attempts.
Looking on the most evident factors, the Golden State Warriors display great individual skills and massive teamwork. In fact, they are marking impressive statistics in the duration of this season. Some attributed their success to a healthy team since they managed to prevent any injuries that will hamper them to play their best performance.
Their last game versus the Toronto Raptors is one of the closest score margin but eventually, they still secured the victory. Yahoo reported that in an interview, Stephen Curry acknowledged the toughness of their last opponent.
“We expect teams to fight and come back when we are on the road and that is what they did. We made some shots, got a few stops along the way and pulled it outs,” Curry said.
Will Golden State Warriors keep their momentum for the next games?
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