On Friday, March 1, the Warriors will enter the final full month of their most exciting season in years.
Even though the Warriors will play eight games in April that will almost definitely determine their ultimate spot in the standings, it is in March that Golden State will have their best chance to put a stamp on this 2012-13 season.
The Warriors will be busy, playing 16 games in 30 days. That type of quick turnaround is never easy, especially not this deep into the marathon that is the NBA season.
That isn't to say that the March slate is all bad for Golden State. Not by any stretch.
Of those 16 games, 11 will be at home and 10 will be against teams with losing records. Considering that the Warriors currently have a 5.5-game cushion on the ninth-place Los Angeles Lakers, the chance to wrap up a playoff berth is there for the taking.
That chance, if it comes, won't come before the end of the month. Along the way, there will be must-see Bay Area NBA basketball games.
That's a rare treat.