Golden State Warriors Need to Feast On the East

Dec 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala (9) dribbles the ball around Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have caught fire at the right time in ripping off five straight wins and will be looking to feast on the Eastern Conference in the upcoming weeks. They will be facing seven Eastern Conference teams and only two of these teams (Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks) currently have winning records.

The obvious challenge in this stretch will be the Miami Heat, but outside of this game it’s very conceivable to think the Warriors could win the majority of these games. The Warriors are already 3-1 against the east and the lack of competitive teams in the Eastern Conference has become a laughing stock for the league this season. It’s important the Warriors take advantage of their favorable schedule so they can continue to climb the playoff ladder and jockey for higher positioning before the all-star break.

The Western Conference playoff race is a tight one as each seed is only separated by one game or less in the standings. If the Warriors can rattle off at least five more wins they could easily jump in the standings and catapult to the fourth or fifth seed. It will truly be interesting to see where they could be standing at the end of their Eastern Conference tour and probably more intriguing to see if they continue their solid play that ignited their win streak.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, NBA Playoffs

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