Forecasting playoff schedules: When will the Warriors play?

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Forecasting playoff schedules: When will the Warriors play?
April 17, 2013, 10:30 am
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With one game remaining, the Warriors hold a one-game lead over the Rockets for the No. 6 seed. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

While we wait to find out who the Warriors will play in the first round, one of our senior editors, Eric Rabinowitz, brought up a good point about the possibilities of playing in Denver on Sunday. With some further investigation of his lead, here are some factors that could help you plan out your weekend as far as when the Warriors might play:

If it’s Denver:
In the NHL, the Avalanche host the Blues at the Pepsi Center (home of the Nuggets) at 6 p.m. local time Sunday. It most likely means the Warriors would start Saturday in Denver, though Sunday remains a possibility as there have been day/night doubleheaders at Pepsi Center before.

If it’s San Antonio:
In the AHL, the San Antonio Rampage host the Houston Aeros at the AT&T Center (home of the Spurs) at 7 p.m. local time Saturday. It most likely means the Warriors would start Sunday in San Antonio, though maybe the NBA could have the Rampage game moved if need be. There have been day/night doubleheaders at the AT&T Center before.

If it’s the Clippers:
Also in the NHL, the Kings host the Stars at Staples Center (home of the Clippers) Sunday at 6 p.m.. It most likely means the Warriors would start Saturday in Los Angeles, though it could be early Sunday. While the day/night doubleheader is an option, it seems more likely that East Coast teams would get the earlier slots.

We won’t know until later tonight or tomorrow, but just some possible scenarios to consider as you plan your weekend.

 

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