Ranking the Warriors Best Possible Playoff Matchups

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Ranking the Warriors Best Possible Playoff Matchups
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With only a dozen games left in the 2012-2013 regular season, the Golden State Warriors are in great shape to lock up just their second postseason berth in 19 seasons, barring a major collapse.

Bay Area fans have been patiently waiting for another playoff appearance since the magical "We Believe" run of 2007 and are ready for their team to be back in the spotlight.

Going into Saturday night's matchup against the Washington Wizards, the Warriors hold the no. 6 seed by half a game over of the Rockets. They are three games up on the Lakers and four-and-a-half games up on the Jazz, who sit in the No. 8 and 9 seeds, respectively.

There could still be a lot of movement in the seeding, as the Warriors play the Lakers twice and the Jazz once in their final 12 games, but realistically, the only seeds the Dubs could end up as are No. 6, 7 or 8.

Let's take a look at which of the five possible playoff opponents gives the Warriors their best chance at advancing to the second round.

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