Warriors Mid-Week Check In
As of Wednesday, 1/6/2021, the Warriors (20th NBA power rankings) are 2-0 this week. They've beaten the Blazers (16th in NBA power rankings) and the Kings (19th in NBA power rankings). They have two more games this week both against the Clippers (3rd in NBA power rankings). The hope is for a split of these two games to stay above .500 . This will be a real test for the wing defense of Oubre Jr. and Wiggins. The Warriors have to be able to play good defense to spark the break off of defensive rebounds and turnovers. The Clippers are currently 30th in the NBA in pace and Warriors are 2nd. The Warriors have to be able to make the game play at their speed and they will have their chances by playing good defense. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have only shot 14% of all their FG attempts in the restricted area, if the Warriors can force misses they'll be able to push the pace. Hopefully they can stay hot from deep as well and steal one of two from the Clippers. Next week the Warriors will face the Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets and Suns.