The Golden State Warriors' playoff dreams are looking more and more like a reality as the season edges closer to the All-Star break. The Warriors have dominated a long East Coast road trip, beaten top teams and are just beginning one of the toughest stretches of the season.
Oh yeah, Stephen Curry just experienced his first problems with his surgically repaired ankle and the Dubs are still waiting for their prized big man, Andrew Bogut, to return to the floor.
Curry’s return should be imminent after missing the past two games, and soon the team will get some initial and additional looks at teams they might run into in the playoffs.
As it currently stands, the Warriors will be hard-pressed to inch into one of the top four spots, which are currently being held down by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.
The Warriors are only two games behind Memphis, but the recently hot Denver Nuggets are on their tail. In order for this season to be a success, the Warriors want to not only make the playoffs, but make it into at least the second round.
The Dubs do match up well with some of the Western Conference teams as you will see.
Stats used in this article were accurate as of January 18, 2013.