Warriors Face Portland To Finish Regular Season: Game Preview

Mar 30, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball between Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews (2), small forward Luke Babbitt (8) and center Meyers Leonard (11) during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 125-98. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Well Warrior fans, we’ve reached it. We’ve reached game number 82. Most of us could not be more impressed with how this team has performed. Most analysts had the Mavericks in the playoffs over the Warriors. Nevertheless, the Dubs have clinched a playoff spot, and aren’t fighting for it right now, like they were in Portland 6 years ago, on this very night. It’s interesting how these things work.

The Warriors cannot yet take a rest, as the Rockets are playing the Lakers tonight. An unprobable win from Houston and a Warriors’ loss would put the Dubs in the 7th seed, something they don’t want to do. They can beat the Nuggets in Denver, despite their lengthy home winning streak. The only question is how?

Game Predictions:

Stephen Curry Breaks NBA Record

Matchup to Watch: Stephen Curry vs Damian Lillard

Players to Watch: Stephen Curry

Leading Scorer: Damian Lillard

Winner: Warriors

Probable Lineups:

1. Curry vs Lillard

2. Thompson vs Barton

3. Barnes vs Claver

4. Lee vs Hickson

5. Ezeli vs Leonard

 

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Portland Trailblazers

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