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Schedule Might be the Difference

Two games left vs. San Antonio, Utah and Memphis — one on the road against each team.
Road games against Rockets, Lakers and Kings
Home games against Suns, Mavericks, Wizards.
The Warriors remaining schedule is daunting, to say the least. Maybe too daunting, even with the struggles of the Clippers and Kings. Of their remaining 16 games, including tonight, eight are on the road (I don’t think I need to reiterate the Warriors problems away from Oakland. Of the eight home games, five are against teams that are locks to make the postseason.
If they beat three of those playoff teams at home (assuming they will beat Minnesota twice and Memphis), the Warriors will need to win six of those eight road games (that just sounds impossible) to finish 41-41.
Say the Warriors go 2-6 in their final eight road games (that sounds more like it), they would have to win six of those eight home games (including at least three of the playoff teams) just to finish at 41-41.
Now, finishing at .500 may not be necesssary to claim one of the eight playoff spots. They may get in with 38 wins, the way it looks now. The Warriors can only hope so because 38 wins, with this remaining schedule, is looking really good right now.

Marcus Thompson

  • itsagreattimeout

    39 wins will be enough

  • beau

    looking at NO schedule, the warriors need 40 wins. they have the tiebreaker with the hornets, so that helps. 9-6 the rest of the way seems doable (at sea, at por, at sac, at mem are winnable-not saying they’re going to win them, but they can if they bring home court energy, they can)