On paper, this looks like a mismatch, but the Dubs have taken some hits at home this season, where they are just 14-8 after going 28-13 a year ago. The upside of that is the Warriors’ 15-11 road record; they are already closing in on last season’s total of 19 victories away from home.
Golden State has won two straight overall, while the Bobcats come in off a loss at Phoenix on Saturday in their quest for just their second playoff berth ever.
Here’s a stat that tells the story about the East-West imbalance in the NBA: At 29-19, the Warriors are seventh in the Western Conference; at 21-28, Charlotte is eighth in the East. In all, there are nine teams out West (Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Portland, the Clippers, Houston, Phoenix, the Dubs, Dallas and Memphis) that would be the No. 3 seed if they were in the other conference, which is mind-boggling.
As for the Bobcats and the Warriors, Golden State is 5-3 at home against Charlotte and broke a three-game losing streak in the series with last season’s 115-100 win on Dec. 21, 2012.
Toronto at Kings, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Sharks, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford at Cal, 6 p.m.
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