The term “enemy territory” makes it sound so dramatic.
But maybe that’s exactly what the Warriors need to finish the game with a win against a sorely subpar team. If linguistic trickery is needed to whip up inspired play? So be it.
But, let’s face it. There’s not much in it for the Warriors in this game. Golden State is at the top of the league, it is the reigning NBA Championship team, and it boasts a trail of broken records. So, is it really necessary for the team to go out hardcore to avenge a 30-point loss to the Utah Jazz — another upside-down team?
More to the point: Not could — but should — the Warriors coast and escape with their health (no matter the final score)?
If the Warriors win and nothing else eventful happens during the game, it will be a non-news story. If they lose, all manner of skepticism will rise to the surface about lack of effort, resting on laurels, and the like.
So, it seems the only true motivation for winning tonight’s game would be to silence the LeBron-to-GSW trade rumors.
Otherwise, who cares?
How important is this game?
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Warriors must avenge 30-point blowout loss to Jazz and restore reputation.
It’d be nice to see them play well and win, but it really doesn’t matter.
Who cares? So long as they walk away healthy, I’m good.