Every NBA fan is excited by certain matchups. Whether your favorite team is in town for the only time all season, or you found a great deal for cheap tickets, certain games stick out. And for NBA players, certain matchups look great on paper as well.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry should be excited and pleased with his team’s schedule and specifically matchups that will be some of the most crucial games of the season.
1. October 31 at Los Angeles Clippers
This will be the second game of the season for the Warriors. On the final day of October, Curry will visit the division rival Los Angeles Clippers led by perennial superstar point guard Chris Paul. This game will be broadcasted on TNT and will be the initial checkpoint to see how much both teams need to improve.
2. November 8 at San Antonio Spurs
The first rematch of the Western Conference semifinals should be another thriller. Curry goes up against the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs led by All-Star point guard Tony Parker and the league’s best head coach, Gregg Popovich. Curry and his Warriors hope to send a message to the Spurs that they are the team to beat in the West this season and not the Spurs.
3. November 29 at Oklahoma City Thunder
Curry goes up against another one of the league’s best point guards in Russell Westbrook. Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes go up against the league’s second-best player in Kevin Durant. Ultimately, this games pits two NBA franchises on the rise gear up against each other and look to emerge as a team to be reckoned with.
4. December 13 at Houston Rockets
This will be the second time in 2013-14 campaign that the Dubs face off against the Rockets. This time it will be broadcasted on primetime. Curry and his deep cast go up against James Harden and Dwight Howard and their elite supporting cast in what could be possible matchup of what will come in the postseason.
5. December 25 vs Los Angeles Clippers
The Warriors face the L.A. Clippers on Christmas day this season. This divisional matchup likely faces off the best two teams in the Pacific division, and with the entire nation deciding if Chris Paul or Stephen Curry is the better point guard.
6. January 15 vs Denver Nuggets
The Warriors dispatched the Nuggets last season in the playoffs, and Andre Iguodala’s move from the Mile High City to the Bay Area should only make the plot more interesting. Curry will get to go up against speedster Ty Lawson on this ESPN Wednesday night telecast.
7. February 12 vs Miami Heat
Curry and his Warriors will host the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in a matchup of up-tempo teams. It’s always exciting to have the defending champions in town. Expect Oracle Arena to be extra amped for this affair.
8. February 26 at Chicago Bulls
Curry goes up against Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose at the Madhouse on Madison. After missing the entire 2012-13 campaign, Rose looks to re-cement himself as the league’s best point guard, and what better way to accomplish such a feat than to outshine Curry.
9. February 28 at New York Knicks
After a 54-point performance last season at Madison Square Garden, Curry returns hoping to not only put on a show in front of the Knicks faithful, but also end up with a victory, something he fell just short of last season in his miraculous performance.
10. April 11 at Los Angeles Lakers
What better then to send the Los Angeles Lakers packing at the end of the season. Curry hopes to outplay whomever still plays for the Lakers and show that youth and fresh legs is far better than AARP cards. For Curry’s sake, he hopes to have his team’s playoff berth clinched at this point in the season with three games left to play after this one.