Link to my Sunday Warriors column
The Warriors need to stay the first seed. They
need the home court advantage over the Spurs.
They need to play their best to beat San Antonio
and be in the finals. There chances of beating
Duncan and his gang of elderly statesmen is about
50/50. Too close to call.
All of this makes winning the record a must.
The Warriors cannot afford to lose. The streak,
the best season ever, will come with trying to win every
game. They cannot lose there rhythm or their
Such a burden winning, we all say with a
grin. What an unexpected and unreal ride for
true long time Warriors fans.
I agree — go for it! And don’t forget the undefeated home record. Might as well knock that one off while they’re at it. It’s worth noting that Jordan and Pippen logged some pretty substantial minutes in pursuit of the record. Forty-plus minutes on occasion. I’m certainly not advocating THAT, but simply saying if they could handle it, why can’t Curry et al? What are they, a bunch of hot-house flowers?
They need to lock up the 1 seed. After that they can decide how they want to play the remainder of the games.
Green is the one I worry about. He has played a lot of minutes and works hard every one of them. He may benefit the most from a night off.
But if they lock up the the 1 seed before they play the Spurs in San Antonio I would not be surprised if he rests them all that night. That would make a lot of sense.
Spurs are 2 – 2 since beating Warriors.
Last night they rested everybody in a road loss.
The key to the championship is being ready for the Spurs.
In 1995-96 the Eastern Conference teams closest to the Bulls
were Orlando 60-22 and Indiana 52-30. The Bulls didn’t have to worry about competition in their conference.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.