Warriors still have shot at successful road trip

March 3, 2012, 4:15 pm
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Despite being blown out in two of the past three games, theWarriors still have a chance to call their five-game road trip successful. Allthey have to do is take care of some business on the back end.With upcoming games against Toronto (11-25) on Sunday andWashington (7-28) on Monday, the Warriors find themselves concluding the tripwith their two most winnable games.How they do will determine how the trip went.
If the Warriors can scrape out a couple of wins to finishthings off, theyll come back to Oracle with a 3-2 mark. Thats a solid trip inany league, and it would no doubt keep the postseason hopes of coach MarkJackson and owner Joe Lacob alive.The Warriors are 14-19, four games behind eighth-seededDenver.RELATED: NBA standings
If the Warriors win one of their next two, theyd go 2-3,which is so-so but not nearly good enough if theyre really hoping to make anykind of second-half run.Two losses would be a disaster a 1-4 trip and anothercold, hard dose of reality for Jackson and his team.The Warriors have been blown out by Indiana and Philly, butthey squeezed out a win against Atlanta in the middle of those two.Since the break, the 3-point shot has abandoned theWarriors. Theyve gone just 9-for-52 (17.3 percent) from beyond the arc, notgood for a team that relies on it like they do.Still, the Warriors figured out a way to beat the Hawks85-82, and that victory paves the way for the possibility of the Warriorsreturning to Oracle with a winning trip.

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