Two teams with nothing to play for… except their pride. OK, probably not that, either. The Warriors have lost six straight and have allowed an average of 115 points in those games. If nothing else, I expect this to be a high-scoring, entertaining game — although I suspect many of you will only catch the second half because you’ll be watching Sweet 16 games, and I can’t say I blame you.
Fun fact: The Warriors and their 30-42 record would only be two games behind eighth-place Indiana in the Eastern Conference. Another way of looking at it is that they might actually be a playoff team in the East because they’d have an easier schedule. Whichever team they faced in the first round would probably score 500 points against them over a four-game sweep, though.
Toronto: Amir Johnson and Reggie Evans are out, Leandro Barbosa and Joey Dorsey are game-time decisions.
Golden State: Andris Biedrins is out with a sprained ankle, which means we’ll miss the beautiful artistry of his free throw shooting stroke.
1. If Reggie and Amir are going to be out for a few games, would you like to see Joey Dorsey get some burn to see if he’s worth keeping around?
2. What were the Warriors thinking when they drafted Ekpe Udoh as a 23-year-old with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 draft?
3. Will Jeremy Lin surpass Saul Mariaschin as the best NBA player to ever come out of Harvard?
4. Do you think Keith Smart would ever have landed an NBA coaching job if his name was Keith Stupidhead?
5. How suicidal will you be if the Raptors draft Jimmer Fredette?
Start time: 10:30 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Ed Davis, Andrea Bargnani
Golden State: Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Dorell Wright, Ekpe Udoh, David Lee
Tonight’s pregame song is “Bumpin’ Bumpin’” by Kreayshawn because she’s from Oakland and because Chris Dart loves her. You, however, might find that this song makes you long for the soulful warbling of Rebecca Black. To each their own, I suppose.