Comparing the Golden State Warriors to the Atlantic Division

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Jan 28, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) battles for a rebound with Toronto Raptors forward Ed Davis (32) and guard Alan Anderson (6) at the Air Canada Centre. The Warriors beat the Raptors 114-102. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors
@ Golden State on December 3rd
@ Toronto on March 2nd

The Raptors are an athletic team that match up with the Warriors. Despite being a fringe playoff team, Toronto will start DeMar Derozan, Rudy Gay and Jonas Valanciunas, three athletic and offensively gifted players.

The Warriors finished last season with a 105.5 defensive rating, good for 14th in the league. With the addition of Toney Douglas and Andre Iguodala, Golden State is likely to improve defensively by leaps and bounds.

The Raptors’ best players, DeRozan and Gay, will be shut down on the wing by Klay Thompson and Iguodala. With an ever-improving defense, the Warriors can nullify the focal point of the Raptors’ offense. Unless Kyle Lowry is able to have a standout game against Curry, the Warriors are likely to take both games.

2-0 Golden State Warriors

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Topics: 2012-13 Preview, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors

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