Golden State Warriors: Top 5 Games on 2013 NBA Schedule
2013 NBA Schedule Top 5 for Golden State Warriors
The schedule for the 2013-2014 NBA season has been released to the joy of many fans. This is an exciting day, especially for those who are addicted to the NBA and are having a hard time waiting for the next season to start. Opening night feels a little closer and soon enough we will be watching our favorite teams battle one another night after night. The schedule allows fans to get an understanding of who their favorite teams will be playing and when they will be playing. It could be the exciting opening day game or one of the five Christmas day games. Either way, fans are starting to gear up for the upcoming season.
This year is a little different for the Golden State Warriors. They are not coming into the season as a team trying to just make some noise. Golden State proved to be a good playoff team last year and only got better in the offseason. Now they are looking to fight for a top spot in the Western Conference against the elite. Because of this looking at the Warrior’s schedule is even more exciting than normal. There are a lot of fun match-ups to look forward to.
Looking at the schedule, there are quite a few games of significance. The Western Conference is packed with great teams. It will seem like the Warriors will be playing a really good team almost every night, as they jostle for a high playoff spot. Not only that, but the Warriors will have the most nationally televised games in franchise history at 17. Considering this, let’s take a look at the five games that every Golden State fan should have marked on their calendars.
5. Wednesday, October 30: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors
The Warriors will open their season hosting the Los Angeles Lakers. Golden State will look to start their season off right with a win against a team that has dominated the Pacific Division for many years.
Even though the Lakers may not be as good of a team as normal this year, getting a win against Kobe Bryant and and his team is a fantastic way to kick of the NBA season. Golden State should be able to get things rolling with an exciting victory over the Lakers.
4. Wednesday, February 12: Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors.
It’s going to be a challenge to face the two-time defending champions and the best player in the world Lebron James. Golden State fans should be excited for the opportunity for their team to prove themselves against the Miami Heat late into the season, before the playoffs.
The match-up will be an interesting one. The Warriors are versatile enough to match the style of Miami and have some good wing players to throw at James and Dwayne Wade. It should be a close and very competitive game that Warrior's fans just cannot miss.
3. Friday, November 29: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been the team to beat in the Western Conference the last couple years. The combination of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is a hard one to match, but expect Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala to give it their all.
Both teams are long, fast and athletic. Expect a very high-scoring game with an extremely fast pace. It will be interesting to see if Iguodala can slow Durant down and how Curry matches up against Westbrook. If everything goes right for the Warriors this year, they will be expecting to play this team again in the Western Conference Finals.
2. Friday, November 8: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
The Warriors lost a very competitive six-game series with the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of last year’s playoffs. Early into the schedule, Golden State will have the chance to see how much they have improved this offseason. Also Golden State will have all-star power forward David Lee this time around. It will be fun to see the match-up between him and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan.
1. Wednesday, December 25: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Getting a Christmas Day game is always an honor as it is seen as one of the biggest days in the regular season. The Warriors will face off against the Los Angeles Clippers and see who the best in the Pacific Division is.
Curry should have an exciting dual with superstar point guard Chris Paul. It will also be an incredibly exciting match-up of two teams who will look to push the pace and knock down a ton of three-pointers.