Warriors conclude brief home stand
February 02, 2013 18:02:03 UK
Saturday the Golden State Warriors host the Phoenix Suns before heading out on a four-game road swing through Houston, Oklahoma City, Memphis and Dallas.
Just percentage points ahead of the Nuggets after Denver easily dispatched the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, the Warriors have won three in a row and will be looking for a repeat of their season opener when they defeated the Suns by a couple of points. Thursday the Warriors were without Stephen Curry as the star guard continues to have recurring issues with his right ankle. However, Jarrett Jack stepped into the starting line-up and dished out nine assists as Golden State defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 at the Oracle Arena.
Down in San Antonio the Spurs put their nine-game winning streak on the line when the Washington Wizards arrive at the AT & T Center. Playing without the injured Bradley Beal on Friday, out with a sore wrist, the Wizards were no match for the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Tayshaun Prince made his debut for the Grizzlies and went stop-and-rob on the visitors as the former Detroit Piston hit 7-of-11 for 14 points in 32 minutes of play. Mike Conley had a game-high 18 points for Memphis as the Grizzlies maintained their fourth place in the Conference, six games behind the Spurs in the race for the best record out west.
Saturday at the Rose Garden in Portland, the Trail Blazers will play the backend of their back-to-back home and home series with the Utah Jazz. Friday at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City the Jazz were too strong for Portland running out 86-77 victors.
The Warriors are 23.00 to win the Western Conference while the Nuggets are 7501.00 and the Spurs are 1.71.
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