The Golden State Warriors do not necessarily need to panic this early in the season, as their 15-7 record is good for second in the Western Conference. However, a groin injury to star point guard Stephen Curry sidelined the sharpshooter, which contributed to a recent four-game losing streak.

The same could be said for starter Draymond Green, who has missed six games with a toe injury. The good news is Curry figures to be back by Thursday, in a game against the Toronto Raptors. That game begins a somewhat tough road stretch for the Warriors, in which Green is expected to return at some point, as well.

Could the Warriors go on a road winning streak on the backs of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson? It seems unlikely. The road trip starts in Toronto and ends in Milwaukee on Dec. 7. Sandwiched between those two games against Eastern Conference contenders are matchups in Detroit, Atlanta and Cleveland.

The Hawks and Cavaliers are bottom-feeders, but the rest of those teams would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today. While nothing is impossible, fans should not expect the Warriors to go 5-0 in that stretch.