Despite their 131-127 loss to the Kings on Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors are still in good position in the Western Conference. Golden State will have an opportunity to improve its standing with two games this weekend.
The Warriors will return home for two games beginning with the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. The 7-18 Bobcats are riding a NBA worst 13-game losing streak. Charlotte has not won in nearly a month as their last victory came on November 24.
Golden State will then turn around to host division their division rival, the Los Angeles Lakers, on Saturday. The Warriors are currently five games ahead of the Lakers in the standings, but Los Angeles has won three straight games. Saturday's game will be the second meeting between the two teams. The Lakers won the first contest, 101-77.
The Kings will also play two games this weekend beginning Friday when they go on the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers. Sacramento will have Saturday off before returning home to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. The complete NBA schedule can be found at Sports Illustrated.