The Golden State Warriors are nearing the end of their six game long home stand, where they have so far gone 4-0. Tonight the tip off against the Utah Jazz in the second night of a back to back. Not that it means that much when you are at home and not traveling. But still, though! The Dubs have been trouble for every team out there this season, they have 55 wins already with a month of basketball to play. They are 32-2 at home, and 32-8 against the Western Conference. They've won 4 games in a row and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. Utah, while they post a 103-66 overall record against Golden State in the regular season, are only 38-46 in their gym.
Compounding that we find that the Jazz, while playing better basketball of late, haven't been playing as WELL as they did a few games ago. Part of that is the schedule. Part of that is scouting. And part of that is luck. What's not luck has been the Jazz' road record this season. They are 14-20, which doesn't look great compared to some of the other teams out there -- but considering the Jazz historical problems outside of their gym it's pretty commendable. But, the Warriors have lost only 2 games at home this season. It's not a lot.
I really don't have much else to regurgitate. So here's a new way to look at the normative stats for both teams:
|1||Stephen Curry||66||32.9||23.3||4.3||8.0||2.1||0.2||PG||Dante Exum||68||21.4||4.8||1.7||2.3||0.5||0.2|
|2||Justin Holiday||47||11.1||4.3||1.3||0.8||0.7||0.2||SG||Rodney Hood||39||19.5||7.1||2.3||1.4||0.5||0.2|
|3||Harrison Barnes||68||28.8||10.5||5.6||1.4||0.7||0.2||SF||Gordon Hayward||67||34.8||19.7||4.9||4.2||1.4||0.4|
|4||Drayond Green||68||31.9||11.7||8.2||3.6||1.6||1.3||PF||Derrick Favors||64||31.5||16.3||8.2||1.5||0.8||1.7|
|5||Andrew Bogut||53||23.6||6.2||8.0||2.6||0.6||1.7||C||Rudy Gobert||68||24.6||7.5||8.9||1.2||0.7||2.3|
|6||Shaun Livingston||66||18.5||6.0||2.3||3.3||0.6||0.3||PG||Trey Burke||67||30.3||12.6||2.6||4.4||0.8||0.2|
|7||Lenadro Barbosa||54||14.0||7.0||1.2||1.3||0.6||0.1||SG||Elijah Millsap||34||20.6||4.9||3.0||1.2||1.2||0.4|
|8||Andre Iguodala||64||27.0||7.7||3.4||3.0||1.3||0.3||SF||Joe Ingles||65||20.9||4.4||2.3||2.4||0.9||0.1|
|9||David Lee||40||18.7||8.2||5.5||1.9||0.7||0.7||PF||Trevor Booker||66||18.6||6.8||4.7||0.9||0.5||0.4|
|10||Marreese Speights||62||16.7||11.0||4.5||0.9||0.2||0.5||C||Jack Cooley||4||4.5||1.5||0.8||0.0||0.8||0.0|
|11||Brandon Rush||28||7.9||0.7||1.2||0.4||0.1||0.4||Other||Bryce Cotton||4||3.8||1.3||0.5||0.5||0.3||0.0|
|12||James Michael McAdoo||8||7.8||3.8||2.5||0.1||0.4||0.5||Other||Ian Clark||22||6.7||1.9||0.6||0.4||0.2||0.1|
|13||Festus Ezeli||34||10.9||4.1||3.1||0.2||0.2||0.9||Other||Jeremy Evans||27||5.3||1.4||1.5||0.3||0.2||0.4|
|14||Klay Thompson||64||32.5||21.9||3.2||2.9||1.1||0.8||INJ||Alec Burks||27||33.3||13.9||4.2||3.0||0.6||0.2|
|15||Ognjen Kuzmic||16||4.5||1.3||1.1||0.4||0.1||0.1||NBADL||Grant Jerrett||1||3.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0|
Also, looking beyond scoring, Klay and Alec don't look that different in this reductionalist point of view. They have a better bench, and team. They have star players. They are at home. but you know what?
We'll always have this!