There is still hope for the Warriors
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors are 28-37 and will play just
seven of their final 17 games this season at home.
After a promising 12-6 start, the Warriors have fallen into the cellar of the
Pacific Division. They are 4 1/2 games behind the fourth place Sacramento
Kings in the Pacific and for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western
Golden State is in serious danger of missing the playoffs for a 12th straight
season. The Warriors have not qualified for the playoffs since 1994, when the
club won 50 games and was led by Chris Mullin, Latrell Sprewell and Chris
On Tuesday, the streaking San Antonio Spurs try to extend their winning streak
to five games as they host the Warriors at the AT&T Center. Golden State has
lost 16 straight at San Antonio. The Warriors have not won at San Antonio
since a 108-94 win on February 14, 1997, at the Alamodome.
It is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the Spurs and
Warriors. San Antonio won the three previous contests. The Spurs have won six
straight and seven of the last eight meetings in this series.
Golden State, which plays the first of a three-game road trip, enters
tonight’s game on a two-game winning streak. Mike Dunleavy ended with a game-
high 28 points and also collected 10 rebounds to lead the Warriors past the
Philadelphia 76ers, 98-89, at The Arena in Oakland.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points and Troy Murphy posted a double-double with
12 points and 16 boards in the win over the Sixers for Golden State, which has
won three of its last four games overall.
The Warriors are 10-21 as the visitor this season. They have lost seven of
their last eight games on the road. Golden State is scheduled to visit Dallas
on Thursday and Sacramento on Sunday.