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After their worst week in over a month, the Warriors have slipped in the rankings, but not much.
It wasn't a fun week, what with the losses and all. We can warm ourselves with the promise that the future is still bright, and the Warriors are still one of the better teams in the league, instead of one of the worst. The consensus still has the Dubs as a top-10 team, probably around seventh. It's a remarkable start to the season, and one that looks to continue as the most exciting and interesting Golden State seasons in years.
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Unless Golden State wins a couple big, this 6th place won't hold up.
6 Mama, there goes that playoff team. (We think.) (6)Power Rankings: As NBA enters thick of season, Spurs call the shots - NBA - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Coming in seventh - even accounting for the two losses last week - is a pretty good outcome to a tough seven days. No one thinks this is a perfect team, but the national media is giving the Warriors some credit.
7 Golden State (18-10) Pace: 96.3 (6), OffRtg: 104.8 (9), DefRtg: 101.9 (14) Blowing a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to the Lakers is a brutal way to lose, but the Warriors are also now 0-2 against the Kings because they got scorched by the league's 22nd-ranked offense for 30-plus points in all four quarters Wednesday. Somehow, they lost to both Sacramento and L.A. with Jarrett Jack totaling 59 points on 23-for-39 from the field off the bench.Power Rankings: Clippers streak to the top | NBA.com
7. Golden State Warriors (18-10, previous ranking: fifth): Warriors had a tough week in which they lost to the Lakers and the struggling Sacramento Kings.NBA Power Rankings: Clippers surge to No. 1 - Yahoo! Sports
7 7 18-10 The Warriors are starting to hear the footsteps of a number of teams right below in the West.NBA Power Rankings Week Eight | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
7 Last Week: 6 Since: 2-2 Golden State Warriors (17-9) I profiled Mark Jackson earlier this week and detailed his mission to transform Golden State into a hard-nosed team. The Warriors have seen dramatic improvement in both defense and rebounding this year, but Wednesday's loss at Sacramento was a setback for the D as they allowed a season-worst 131 points. The game marked just the second time all season (15-2) that the Warriors have lost when winning the rebounding battle, a point of pride for Jackson and his players.Clippers take over No. 1 spot - NBA - Matt Dollinger - SI.com
Is this real life? Have the Warriors really won two games for every one they lost, 24 games into the season? They're ninth in defensive efficiency? It seems so implausible, even though I'm watching the games. Credit to the Warriors for mitigating David Lee's negative defensive impact, thus allowing for his excellent offense to carry his value. On defense, Golden State used to have Lee (and other bigs) "show" on pick-and-rolls. Lee is poor at changing direction, so the strategy often led to easy baskets. Now that the Warriors have ceased this practice, their defense is decent and Lee is playing like an All-Star. The NBA isn't all about compiling talent; a strategic adjustment7. Golden State Warriors | NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 8 | Bleacher Report
Then there are those who are still a bit pessimistic - or are again. At 10th.... any year recently that would have been delusional optimism.
10 8 2 18-10 (16-11-1) -7.3 Golden State Are the Warriors for real? They actually have a losing record vs. conference opponents (7-8). They are 11-2 straight up vs. the Eastern Conference.NBA Basketball Power Rankings - Check your team's Power Ranking now
RAT REC MAR SOS REC (L10) MAR (L10) SOS (L10) STRK H/A DIV CONF PREV RK PREV RAT 12 101.982 18-10 +1.61 .475 7-3 +4.40 .400 Lost 1 12/16 2nd 5th 12 101.9582012-2013 Hollinger Power Rankings 1-15- National Basketball Association - ESPN
10 Golden State Warriors = 91.66 18 10 90.05( 13) 5 4 | 10 6 | 92.21 9 | 91.13 13USA TODAY
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