Does it all come down to tonight?

Sure, if the Warriors lose to the Mavericks and run the table, they’re in.
But the reality is, they DESPERATELY need this game tonight. Losing it would not only drop them a game behind Denver and two games behind Dallas, it would be a total buzz kill. This group hasn’t lost back-to-back games since the first week of January. To suffer a losing streak now would probably zap the zeal right out of the Warriors, especially coming off the spanking they got from San Antonio.
This is more than just about getting even in the standings. This is more than just securing a tie-breaker option. This is a statement game. This game lets Dallas and Denver know that they’re fighting for one spot, because the Warriors are in. It’s going to be hard to believe they have it in them if they can’t pull this game out.

Marcus Thompson