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3 Game Winning Streak Lifts Warriors: Weekly Power Ranking Roundup

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Results Since last Rankings Win/Loss Score
@ Sacramento W 101-92
vs. Houston W 102-99
vs. Brookyln W 93-86
Total 3-0 +6.3

Ranking Author Rank Comment
ESPN.com Marc Stein 9 (+3) The Dubs have won three in a row for the first time since their 10-game win streak in early January. They also hold the distinction of convincing the Nets they absolutely had to sign Jason Collins after Jermaine O'Neal rumbled for 23 and 13 against Brooklyn in his first double-double all season.
Yahoo.com Marc Spears 8 (+2) Steve Blake has already given the bench a lift by giving Stephen Curry a true backup and pushing Jordan Crawford to shooting guard.
CBS Sports Matt Moore 10 (+3) Couple of huge wins have calmed things down by the Bay. Steve Blake is a great fit. I maintain this team can do postseason damage.
Pro Basketball Talk Kurt Helin 10 (+1) They have put together a nice three-game win streak and continue to play quality defense even without Andrew Bogut. They make a swing through the Eastern Conference (Detroit, Chicago, New York and Toronto) and those are the kinds of games a team just 2.5 games from falling out of the playoffs has to win (at least most of them).
NBA.com John Schuhmann 10 (+2) Despite Andrew Bogut's absence over the last seven games, the Warriors have allowed only 95.3 points per 100 possessions over thelr last 12 and are now the best defensive team in the West. The offense hasn't been great, but they've won three straight for the first time since their 10-game streak came to an end in early January. Most of that streak took place on a trip East. Another one begins Monday.
NBA.com David Aldridge 8 (+1) Having found Toney Douglas and Jordan Crawford not up to the task of backup point, Warriors get Steve Blake from the Lakers, and get the Kobe Bean Bryant seal of approval.
SB Nation Jason Patt 7 (+3) The Warriors have won three straight games, and they got an unlikely hero in their last victory. Jermaine O'Neal notched 23 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Nets, both season highs.
Sheridan Hoops Andrew Kamenetsky 8 (+1) Backup point guards aren't supposed to matter that much, but snagging Steve Blake fills the massive void left by Jarrett Jack, and changes the complexion of the whole team.
SI.com Matt Dollinger 7 (+3) The Warriors have looked sharp since a 6-8 stretch before the All-Star break, winning three straight despite the absence of center Andrew Bogut. Jermaine O'Neal, 35, is far from the player he once was, but he's still serviceable around the rim on both ends when healthy. His game-winning block against the Rockets and season-high 23 points against the Nets proved as much.
USA Today 8 (+1) Jermaine O'Neal is still around and had 23 points Saturday to remind everyone.
Average 8.5 (+2)

' Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency NetRtg RPI Point Differential Hollinger Score and Rank
This Week 104.1 (12) 99.1 (3) 5.0 (7) .538 (8) +4.7 (6,4 in West) 104.88 (7)
Last Week 103.7 (15) 99.7(4) 4.0 (8) .534 (8) +4 (7, 5 in West) 103.342 (10)
Whats on Deck Date Day
@ Detroit 2/24/14 Monday
@Chicago 2/26/14 Wednesday
@NY Knicks 2/28/14 Friday
@ Toronto 3/2/14 Sunday

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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