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NBA fans are heavily favoring the Warriors

The bulk of NBA fans expect the Warriors to beat the Grizzlies, according to an SB Nation Reacts poll.

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The Golden State Warriors are currently in the midst of an incredibly entertaining playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies. The two teams are knotted at one game apiece, with each game being chock full of excitement, drama, highlights, and, yes, ejections.

It’s lived up to the hype, and the hype was strong. According to an SB Nation Reacts poll, NBA fans were expecting this to be the most entertaining of the four semifinal series.

Graphic stating that 54% of fans expect the Warriors vs. the Grizzlies to be the most entertaining second-round series

But while it’s already determined that the series will be entertaining, it hasn’t been determined who will win. The fans, however, have a clear favorite: the Dubs.

Graphic stating that 85% of polled fans expect the Warriors to beat the Grizzlies

To beat Memphis the Warriors will likely need a strong series from emerging star Jordan Poole. The third year guard will be a restricted free agent after the 2022-23 season, and it’s not too early to start thinking about what his next contract will look like.

His play next season will play a big role in determining it, but right now the majority of Warriors fans believe that the Dubs should pony up and pay him the max.

Graphic showing that 74% of Warriors fans think Jordan Poole deserves a max contract

That would certainly be an amazing story, given how much Poole struggled as a rookie.

Go JP. And go Dubs.


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