Golden State, now 11-2, will be even more energized coming off of a loss, as they will play in Brooklyn, against the only other team that has totaled double-digit wins thus far.
The Golden State Warriors take on the Brooklyn Nets on TNT Tuesday, but there will be many other games this week to tune into.
The matchup between former teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will not surprisingly garner the most attention compared to Golden State’s other opponents this week. However, it will be important for the Warriors to fully prepare themselves for the rest of their matchups this week.
After Tuesday night in New York, the Dubs will continue on the road in what will be a tough back-to-back against the surging Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons. Cleveland already appears to be on the surprise teams of the 2021-22 season as their record stands at 9-5.
Steve Kerr’s squad will have to fly to Detroit to play the Pistons in what will be their first back-to-back of the season. The Pistons only have three wins but flying to a different city overnight to play again is a difficult task for any team.
Many critics have chimed in on the easy schedule that the Warriors have dealt with. Knowing the NBA, however, that schedule will be more daunting down the road, so the great start by Golden State will only alleviate some pressure down the road when it comes to playoff seeding.
Lastly, Sunday night will feature the Warriors back at home where they were so dominant to start the year, against the Toronto Raptors. Warriors fans will always remember what Toronto did to their team in the 2019 NBA finals.
Toronto’s team has changed drastically, however, they still have Nick Nurse pulling the string and Fred VanVleet, a very capable playmaker. The Warriors will also get a look at the extremely talented rookie Scottie Barnes, who can flat-out get after it on the defensive side of the ball.
Look for Golden State to continue to play their brand of basketball, which has been so beautiful to watch.
Turnovers and slow starts have plagued the team’s start to the season if one really wants to nitpick. Other than that, the offense is clicking on all cylinders and the defense is on a string no matter who is out there.
Watch out for a motivated Warriors team all week starting with Tuesday night’s blockbuster matchup, against the Nets who are led by early-season MVP candidate Kevin Durant.
Two great teams with two generational talents both battling for that elusive MVP trophy will make for a great start to the week for not only Warriors fans, but NBA fans everywhere.