On Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their second game in a row to drop down to seventh place in the Western Conference standings. On Saturday night, Steph Curry went off for 49 points to carry the Golden State Warriors past the Oklahoma City Thunder and maintain their hold on eighth place in the Western Conference standings.
Which means, that as things stand, the Lakers and Warriors are on a collision course to meet in the play-in tournament. The team that finishes seventh will play the team that finishes eighth in the first round of the play-in tournament, with the winner earning the No. 7 seed in the playoffs.
Asked after his big outing whether the league would enjoy such a matchup later this month, Curry simply nodded his head in memeable fashion.
The answer, obviously, is yes. Though they haven’t had the best seasons, the Warriors