SALT LAKE CITY — The Warriors start a seven-game road trip on Monday at Utah, and it’s expected to be a grueling. Maybe the Jazz can threaten the streak, but no matter what happens, it’s the road trip that will be a grind. Still, the praise pours in from the writers.
- Jack Hamilton of Slate takes a look at the dominance of the Warriors. Watching the Warriors play in 2015 is like watching some beautiful, exotic cat absentmindedly torturing a trapped bit of prey. The outcome is such a certainty that you’re there for the destruction, the tragicomic charade that the current victim has a chance. The Warriors are playing revolutionary basketball, but revolutionary in the content more than the form—it’s what they’re doing, and who’s doing it, more than how it’s being done.
- Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com looks at the road trip as a test for the Warriors. The Warriors are taking 18-0 out for a spin. This is a daunting schedule. This is the kind of itinerary, complete with a couple back-to-backs and a stretch of five games in eight days to close, that can break lesser teams, let alone record winning streaks. This is Stephen Curry returning to his North Carolina home town, the next chance at history and the reunion with David Lee in Celtics green. This is no big deal.