Warriors Will ‘stumble Along the Way' in Playoffs, Mychal Thompson Says

Over the last two postseasons, the Warriors have lost a grand total of six games.

In Kevin Durant's first year, the Warriors' only loss came in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Last season, they lost once to the Spurs, once to the Pelicans and three times to the Rockets.

This year, with the Warriors not playing up to their capabilities and the improvement of other teams around the league, it's looking like Golden State's postseason road might be bumpier than previous years.

Mychal Thompson, Klay's father and former Laker great, doesn't see the Warriors breezing through the playoffs this year.

"I think it's going to be tough," Thompson said on Wednesday on 95.7 The Game. "I expect the Warriors to get 16 wins this year, but I would be surprised if it was a 16-2, 16-3 record. I could see it being more like 16-6, 16-7 because I really believe teams are going to go after the Warriors hard, and the Warriors will stumble along the way, but they're going to win 16 games."

Thompson highlighted two teams he thinks will give the Warriors problems in the playoffs.

"I see Houston being a serious threat because they are going to shoot 60 3's a game, and if they get hot for two or three games, the next thing you know, you got a tough six or seven game series," Thompson said. "Utah is going to be tough if they end up facing them because Salt Lake is such a tough place to play in and win in. So that can go six or seven games."

Based on the way the standings stack up entering play on Wednesday, the Warriors could see the Jazz in the Western Conference Seminfinals and the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

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But ...

"I expect them to win 16 playoff games," Thompson concluded. "I hope I'm wrong, but I can't see them going 16-3, 16-4."

In the end, as long as they get to 16 wins, that's all that matters to the Warriors.

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