Just one week into the Fight for the Playoffs series and the landscape has shifted yet again. The Jazz now find themselves sitting on the 8th seed, riding a 4 game winning streak. The Lakers have slipped out of the playoffs, but only by a tiebreaker. Dallas is only one loss behind both of them. Meanwhile Golden State and Houston are sitting at 6th and 7th. Their records over the last 10 games have solidified their positions there, but will it last? The race is heating up.
Golden State: They have an easy schedule this week. They start with New Orleans at home Wednesday(after not playing since Saturday). On Friday they head to Phoenix and Sunday they come home to face the Jazz. With both Phoenix and New Orleans outside of the playoff picture, Golden state has only two concerns this week. Rust from not playing for 5 days, and the Utah Jazz, who are in the midst of a 4 game winning streak.
Last Week: 2-1, with a surprising loss to Sacramento.
Prediction: Golden State goes ...