Warriors still on track in “Killer Eight Games”, despite annoying random ending
The slightly bigger picture
Let’s check in on my piece, “Things will get worse before they get better: The Killer Eight”. I wrote:
This is a rough stretch, even if Steph is back at a high level. 5 game road trip sandwiched by three home games against serious contenders. They should beat ATL and HOU. The other teams are better, but if they can steal just one game, that makes them 3-5 and 37-38 by the end of this. That should be right in the middle of the scrum for the play-in.
Despite muffing up the ending in ATL, the current tally is:
Sat, Mar 11 vsMilwaukee - win
Mon, Mar 13 vsPhoenix - win
Wed, Mar 15 at LA Clips - loss
Fri, Mar 17 at Atlanta - loss
Sat, Mar 18 at Memphis
Mon, Mar 20 at Houston
Wed, Mar 22 at Dallas
Fri, Mar 24 vsPhiladelphia
If they take care of business in Houston (don’t take this for granted, HOU are actually playing well right now), then they will be right at the targeted 3-5. There is some chance they’ll steal one of the other games and surpass.
That will put them at 7 games to go, with a favorable stretch where a Full Squad could make a last ditch run.
WHO: Golden State Warriors (36-35) at Memphis Grizzlies (42-27)
WHEN: Saturday, March 18th, 2023 // 5:00pm PST
WATCH: NBCSBA, NBA TV
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okay. saw some clips of last night and uh... where is this team mentally on the road? poole gets his fair share of blame but guys like klay and even draymond are just having rookie brain farts some possessions. i refuse to believe they can just forget how to play team defense on the road. it has nothing to do with opponents being unreasonably hot from 3 on their home court and we’re just unlucky. that’s what happens when you consistently let nba players get into rhythm with LA fitness type of defense. we know what’s going wrong but what we can’t figure out is why?