On Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors finished off the first half of the NBA season with a 106-104 road victory versus the Phoenix Suns. Golden State’s first victory in Phoenix since 2005 bumped their season record to 13-17, solidifying their stranglehold on the 12th spot in the Western Conference.
The rapidly approaching NBA All-Star Game this weekend reminds us that the shortened season is already halfway over. But with Golden State sending (surprise!) zero representatives to the midseason exhibition in Orlando (now that Stephen Curry will skip his defense of his Skills Challenge title), it gives us a chance to evaluate the team’s performance over the first half of the season.
Let’s take a gander at each player’s performance, as well as the job of first-time head coach Mark Jackson.