JTA reiterates Warriors' playoff chances with Steph


The Warriors on Feb. 2 lost a tough one to the Boston Celtics at Chase Center.

Steph Curry that night racked up 38 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals, while Juan Toscano-Anderson scored a then-career-high 16 points.

Despite the loss, JTA made the following claim:

And after the Warriors' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, the 28-year-old doubled down.

"I said it earlier in the year -- whenever you got No. 30 on your team, you're a contender," Toscano-Anderson told the media. "As long as everything else around him is clicking. He's gonna be great every night.

"Unfortunately we lost James [Wiseman]. So guys like myself have to figure out what my role is, and other guys as well. But I think guys are picking up on that pretty quick now.

"We're stringing together some wins. And I think if we can put ourselves in position to compete for the playoffs, I don't think any team is looking at the playoff standings and saying, 'We want Golden State.'

"I truly believe that we can compete with anybody in this league if we're playing well."

JTA clearly was feeling very confident, and you can't blame him whatsoever. After all, the Oakland native notched a career-best 20 points vs. the Cavs, and also recorded seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

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Combine that with the fact Steph is averaging a ridiculous 38.2 points on 54.5 percent shooting over his last nine games -- and the Warriors winning five of their last six games -- and you're gonna get some great/bold soundbites.


Yours truly agrees with JTA that the Warriors on any given night can beat anybody in the NBA. But knocking off some of the elite teams in a seven-game series will be very, very difficult for the Dubs this season.

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