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Preview: Warriors take on Blazers in Chase Center

It’s time to get back in the W column Dubs!

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors have had wild swing to this season. They had a five game win streak at the beginning of the year, and followed that up with a six game losing streak. Over their last six games, they’ve alternated a win with a loss: consistently inconsistent.

But now, after a mini-break around the In Season tournament, they’re back in action at home against Western Conference foe the Portland Trail Blazers. The Dubs have a 4-6 record in their friendly confines at Chase Center, which means their home field advantage has been a little too friendly to the visitors.

Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers

December 6th, 2023 | 7:00 PM PT

Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area, Root Sports Northwest

Listen: 95.7 The Game

For those in Dub Nation looking for a brighter start to his year compared to last season’s bad vibes, unfortunately the Warriors are actually one game worse through the first 20 games.

But a team struggling worse than the Dubs are the 6-13 Trail Blazers, making this a matchup Golden State should come out on top of. Or is this a trap game??? Zach Harper of the Athletic said this about Portland:

Even though the Blazers are supposed to be bad this season, it feels a little tough to judge them so far. They’re just now getting whatever version of healthy they can possibly get, and they’ve played better lately because of that improving health and availability. Otherwise, their quarter breakdown makes sense. A young, incomplete rotation is getting destroyed at the start of games, and then they can’t quite do enough to get back into it.

And here’s Colin Ward-Henninger from CBS Sports had this take on their start:

The Blazers defense is suddenly looking quite impressive, allowing just 107 points per 100 possessions this week in a win over the Cavs and an overtime loss to the Jazz. The offense hasn’t been great, but the return of Malcolm Brogdon has helped, as the reigning Sixth Man of the Year averaged 18 points and seven assists in the two games on 50% 3-point shooting. Shaedon Sharpe put up 27 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on 47% from behind the arc.

If the Dubs don’t win these type of games against struggling opponents, it could come back to haunt them down the road when they’re looking for playoff positioning. Let’s go Warriors!

Poll

Who ya got, Warriors or Blazers?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Warriors, it’s time to right the ship
    (57 votes)
  • 19%
    Trail Blazers, the Warriors are wobbly right now
    (14 votes)
71 votes total Vote Now

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