Golden State Warriors' Biggest Championship Threats as NBA Playoffs Near

Dean Simpson
April 7, 2018

The Golden State Warriors suffered a major loss last night against the Indiana Pacers, which is not what the team would have wanted approaching the playoffs, and Steve Kerr certainly isn't happy about his team's performance.

Bojan Bogdanovic shot a blistering 83 percent from the floor (11-of-13, including 6-of-7 from 3), finishing with 28 points. "We just have to hit them and we will have a chance", Bogdanovic said. The Pacers were not intimidated by Golden State and ran them out of the building winning by a final score of 126-106 to sweep the season series versus the Warriors. Despite their efforts, the Warriors were never close to the Pacers after the second half, with the Eastern Conference side now boasting six wins in seven games against them this regular season. The Sixers aren't merely the NBA's hottest team (12 consecutive wins and counting), they're also its second-most efficient since the All-Star break (plus-10.0 net rating).

Oladipo was happy with the win but said the team has higher goals. And give them an experience at the National African-American History and Culture Museum that they might not have had contextualized - our history as a country, where we are and where we're going.

Golden State led 107-103 when a steal by Westbrook led to a dunk by Corey Brewer with 20 seconds left.

Thaddeus Young had 16 points, and Darren Collison turned in 15.

"Yeah, I'm mad. I'm embarrassed, I'm embarrassed". Golden State shot just 31 percent from three-point range while allowing the Pacers to shoot 53.8 percent from the field and make 15 threes. I know that this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding, but the playoffs start next week.

As for the Warriors, games like this one are typical when Kevin Durant is your main man. It's an embarrassing effort and a pathetic effort. IN led by 20 points, 97-77, heading into the third and won by the same margin, 126-106.

Pacers: Have five wins this season against last year's National Basketball Association finalists - two over the defending champs and three over runner-up Cleveland. Utah has held 14 of its last 17 opponents below 100 points, limiting teams to just 42.4 percent shooting over that stretch. "I thought our guys responded well to the challenge".

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