Warriors want more than just Pacific Division Title
March 25, 2015
Golden State secured their first Division title since 1976 but the Warriors won’t overdo celebrations as they aim to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet in 2015. The Warriors midweek win over Portland saw them snap the longest Division drought in NBA history after they claimed the Pacific Division of the Western Conference with more than 11 games remaining. It’s their eighth as a franchise, of the seven previous triumphs, Golden State made it all the way to the big dance five times and were crowned NBA Championships twice. So having ended a 39 year wait to re-rule the Pacific will the Warriors now break their 40 year NBA Championship drought?
Golden State’s Superb Season
Golden State stormed to their seventh straight win with a 14 point victory over the Trail Blazers in Portland, as they power toward the top seed in the Western Conference. Their unbeaten run (which is the best current streak of all 30 teams) has seen the West’s best create a comfortable gap ahead of second placed Memphis who they meet next. The Warriors record of 58 wins and 13 losses tops the entire league and the team is just one victory short of franchise record for wins in a season. What will the new number to beat be by the end of the season?
Aussie Andrew among the Top Team Numbers
As a team the Warriors have been wonderful but their NBA Allstars Klay Thomposn and Stephen Curry have shone this season. The pair are both in the top 10 in the league for points scored per game while the latter is also in the top 10 for assists. It’s no surprise then Curry is his side’s leading point scorer and assists getter; averaging 23 and 8 per game respectively. Meanwhile the big boy from Aus tops the team list when it comes to the dirty work. Australian Andrew Bogut is averaging more than 8 rebounds a game and he’s also the best when it comes to blocking; nailing nearly 2 rejections every time he steps out on the court. After separate spells on the sideline due to injury and Illness this season, the centre is settling into his work nicely. He sees around 23 minutes of action per outing and has now featured in almost 60 games.
The playoffs begin on April 18 and the Warriors will be among the favourites to go all the way to the decider. So can Golden State continue their Golden Season? Will the Warriors win the NBA title?