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Gamethread: Warriors host Spurs, look to extend winning streak

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The defending champs are a little short handed with San Antonio in town.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have won six straight games since the All-Star break. Stunningly, that’s not very good, relatively speaking.

Of the four teams currently in line for home court advantage in the West, the Warriors have the fewest games won consecutively. The Portland Trail Blazers have won eight in a row. The New Orleans Pelicans have pieced together a 10-game streak. And the Houston Rockets are on fire with 17 in a row.

Still, a six-game streak is good, and the Dubs will look to keep it going at home against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs certainly have much to play for. They enter the night with the fifth seed, though they could fall to sixth by tip-off, if the Minnesota Timberwolves win the first game of the ESPN doubleheader.

But San Antonio is only in the playoffs by 2.5 games, so you can be sure they’ll come to play.

Not only that, but the Warriors will be a little shorthanded. Andre Iguodala will sit the game out due to a wrist injury.

David West will also be out, missing his second straight game.

And rookie Jordan Bell will also be sitting, after spraining his ankle in the Warriors’ last game. With both West and Bell out, look for big minutes from JaVale McGee (who will be starting), and Kevon Looney.

Both teams are fighting for playoff positioning, so this could be an exciting game.

Let’s Go Dubs!