As the Golden State Warriors season dwindles down to it's last week, there is nothing left to play for but personal pride and the love of the fanbase. But with a road game at the Rose Garden against the Portland Trailblazers tonight, a win might be hard to come by.
The Blazers are a whopping 28-10 at home this year, and with the addition of Gerald Wallace at the trade deadline earlier this season, they are more formidable than ever. They've won the last 9 home games and 7 of their last 10, and are on the verge of clinching their third playoff berth in the last three years. Even though the Warriors have struggled all season on the road, they hopefully will come out hungry and steal a win up in the city of roses.
The Warriors took the loss in their last matchup on Christmas day by a score of 109-102, despite 39 points and seven assists by Monta Ellis. Monta has been the definition of toughness as of late after playing 44 minutes and scoring 32 points against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday despite having a sprained ankle. Here's what Monta said concerning his mindset about the end of the season:
"Watch a lot of film and see the good things we did and correct the bad things we did. Treat every game like it's our last five. We still have a job to do and that's to finish the season up strong."
Like to hear that from the teams leader.
Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on CSN Bay AreaPlus and heard on KNBR 680 AM.
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