With the end of their seven game road trip in the sight, the Golden State Warriors (27-35) are looking to head back to the Bay with a couple more wins under their belt. And with three of their next four opponents a total of 96 games under .500 combined, the W’s have some great opportunities to do so.
The W’s first stop this week is in Cleveland to face the lowly Cavaliers (12-50) at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. With the addition of Baron Davis, the Cavs are a bit more formidable than their record suggests. Regardless, the Cavs are a team that the Warriors match up well with, and should prove to be a game the W’s should win; although there are no games you should win in the NBA, only games you’ve got to take (Coach Smart dropping knowledge bombs). After Cleveland, Golden State will play a back-to-back as they travel to Newark on Wednesday to take on the New Jersey Nets (19-43) at the Prudential Center. With their recent acquisition of All-Star point guard Deron Williams, they too are a team that is better than it’s record suggests, but how will their recent trip to London affect their play state-side?
The Warriors finally head back to Oracle on Friday to square off with the formidable Orlando Magic (40-23). This should prove to be a rather stiff test for the Warriors, who are mightily outsized against the possible MVP candidate Dwight Howard. I’ll be at this game and I’m sure it’s going to get hyphy at Oracle Arena this Friday. The Last game of the week is against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-49) and will also be in Oakland. Will Kevin Love hold the all time record for consecutive double-doubles by Sunday? It’s highly likely. Will he have another double-double against the Warriors? I really hope not. I’ll be at this game as well, I’ll see what kind of anti-rebounding hex I can come up with to try to stop him.
Should be another exciting week of Golden State Warriors basketball, let’s rack up some wins!