The 2019-20 NBA schedule has been released and the Golden State Warriors should get off to a hot start.
The hype has been building up for the 2019-20 NBA season all summer long. Now that the official schedule has been released, we can break done a ton of notable games for the Golden State Warriors.
This season is going to be a pivotal one for the franchise. Golden State is facing more adversity than ever before and will need to play at a high level in order to remain competitive. Getting off to a quick start is important for setting the tone this year.
Opening up the season against the LA Clippers will not be easy. With the new star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers are the favorites to win the title. This will be an early test for the Warriors, but hopefully, the Dubs can manage to secure a win on their home floor.
After their showdown with LA, the Warriors can enjoy a nice five-game stretch against teams that likely won’t make the playoffs this year. Following their first game, the Dubs play against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets in that order.
Realistically, the Warriors should be able to go 5-0 during that time, which would be a great way to begin the season. As we move forward, the schedule continues to favor the Warriors through their first 20 games.
Favorable matchups in the first 20 games
- Oklahoma City Thunder (2x)
- New Orleans Pelicans (2x)
- Pheonix Suns
- Charlotte Hornets
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Chicago Bulls
By the time the Warriors have finished their 20th game of the season, they will have played in nine games against squads that are either borderline playoff contenders or lottery teams. Assuming they win each one, the worst they can begin the season is with a 9-11 record. Of course, that is if the Dubs fail to win any other game, which is unlikely.
If the Warriors take care of business and win the games that they are supposed to win, they will get themselves off to a hot start to the 2019-20 NBA season. Hopefully, this momentum continues to give them life throughout the rest of the year as they fight for another championship.