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National Basketball Association playoffs 2018: Predictions, picks for Warriors vs. Spurs first-round series

13 April, 2018, 03:58 | Author: Lora Ball
  • Warriors more concerned with playing well than taking night off against the Jazz

Granted, the Warriors were not always putting forth their best players in the final games, but it's part of a disturbing trend for Kerr's team - the Warriors dropped to ninth in the National Basketball Association in defensive efficiency this season, and were 14th after the All-Star break.

Curry's injury and the Warriors' recent disorder has helped other Western Conference teams' confidence heading into the postseason, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe. It would be one thing if they just said that the Warriors were not the favorites without Curry, but to mention the Jazz and Thunder - two teams with no shot to win it all this year - does not happen without motives. "Well, the last two years, it made sense to do the one-year deal".

Unfortunately for the rest of the league, there is nearly no chance Durant opts out in search of a change of scenery.

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Think back to 2016, when the Warriors had just capped off a historic 73-9 season, or to 2017 when the most significant question entering the playoffs was if they would lose a single game (they went 16-1 en route to the championship).

The Warriors effectively conceded the top seed in the West and home-court advantage to the Rockets last month.

He's having a great season this year, but he hasn't been at peak form.

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And while Oklahoma City hasn't played well enough that the Warriors should fear them, the possibility of a breakout is always looming for the Thunder, and no team would want to be on the other side of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams figuring it all out.

However, there's risk in playing half-heartedly for long stretches and then trying to turn it on when needed.

The Warriors' hamstrung offense will face the league's third-best defense in the first round. Should they advance, they'll play the victor of the Portland Trail Blazers-New Orleans Pelicans series.

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