70% of GSoMers wanted to see the Warriors square off against TMac, Yao and the Rockets in the 2nd round of the playoffs, but unfortunately Houston did not have lift off in the 1st round. So it looks like the next squad that will have to play 5 vs 20,667 in Oakland will be the Utah Jazz.
Get ready for another fun, tough playoff battle. The Warriors split the season series with the Jazz this year. Both teams handled business at home, but struggled on the road:
Nov 4 @ Utah L 82-106: Preview | Recap
Nov 25 vs Utah W 91-78: Preview | Recap
Mar 20 @ Utah L 100-104: Preview | Recap
- Apr 9 vs Utah W 126-102: Preview | Recap
People in Utah have been down with GSoM since Day 1.
I know we're all eager to do our homework on the Utah Jazz before the series starts on Monday night, so check out the Utah Jazz representation in the hoops blogosphere:
Jazz Notes by The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Jazz Blog.net
- Harpring Sucks (They think Harpring sucks? Matt Harpring used to ABUSE Mike Dunleavy, but I guess that doesn't count for much.)
Warning: Jerry Sloan coached teams are physical and dirty (ahem, Karl Malone and John Stockton). They're all about making the game ugly. Nellie and his Warrior crew are going to be playing the role of the Fun Police this entire series.
What are you most looking forward to about this series? What are you least looking forward to?
Stay tuned for more preview madness of the 2nd round festivities from your boys at GSoM!