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Warriors’ 48-point defeat vs. Mavs is team’s worst loss since 1973

Klay Thompson, Luka Doncic

It’s really hard to be a Golden State Warriors fan right now, as the hits just keep on coming for the once invincible team. The bottom-feeding Dubs hit a new low on Wednesday, surrendering a 48-point bludgeoning to the Dallas Mavericks, 142-94, at the American Airlines Arena.

The massive margin of defeat ties the No. 6 worst in franchise history, and was the worst loss since the 1973 Western Conference semi-finals, where the team was humiliated by the Los Angeles Lakers by 56 points.

The Warriors were out of the fight from the get-go, as they were single-handedly outscored and outrebounded by the Mavs’ sophomore guard Luka Doncic after the first 12 minutes.

They trailed the entire game, allowing the home team to race to a 28-point first-quarter lead which ballooned to 36-points at halftime.

“Flush it down the toilet. Literally, you just move on. You don’t take anything from a game like this,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr described the beating after the game.

Golden State still holds the worst record in the league at 3-13. They ended a seven-game slide when they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, but reverted back to their old ways against Dallas.

Superstar Steph Curry could return in three months after undergoing surgery for a broken left hand, but there’s really not much point to his comeback, since Golden State looks to be bound for the lottery this season.

For now, Bay Area fans will have to endure more lopsided losses in the coming weeks, as D’Angelo Russell won’t be back for sometime, while Draymond Green is still battling injuries of his own.