By Marcus Thompson
Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 6:48 pm in Uncategorized.
In the latest Hoop Junki flip-flop, I just thought I’d drop an “I told you so” line. I let your passion for the Warriors, my desire for this run to continue, and that amazing Game 3 performance, trick me into thinking I was wrong initially. I knew better, but I let my heart get in the way.
Four in a row wasn’t going to happen. No way. Utah is too good, and they’re getting better. The Warriors are going to have to play near perfect, which just can’t happen four consecutive games.
They may not be able to do it for three straight games. That’s why, I’m saying the series will go seven, but I am holding my prediction as to who will win seven. The Warriors have not put three consecutive games together yet. As a matter of fact, they haven’t put back-to-back complete games together yet. They were thorough in Game 1 at Dallas, then fell a part in Game 2. They were clicking again in Game 3, and nearly blew Game 4. Games 5 and 6 were close to being two complete games, as was Games 1 and 2 in the Utah series. But both were tainted by terrible finishes.
If the pattern continues, the Warriors, following that stinker on Sunday, should play well (they haven’t played consecutive bad games yet, either). If they win, I can see them winning Game 6 at home.
But will they have enough left for Game 7?