Steph Curry, Steve Kerr

A new contender might be emerging in the NBA’s Western Conference.

We also hit our sled dog race quota for the year, and like some hardcourt superstars to shine tonight.

Curry, Kerr in Vintage Form

Warriors, NBA Title

What Happened: The Warriors throttled the Bucks last night, 125-90, behind 29 points from Steph Curry. That makes 12 wins in their last 15 games, and Golden State is now two games from a secured playoff spot, as opposed to being stuck participating in the play-in tournament.

Why It Matters: Is Golden State…back? Coach Steve Kerr just signed a contract extension, Andrew Wiggins returned to the lineup, Draymond hasn’t gotten suspended since December, and Steph is still Steph. A month ago, FanDuel had the Warriors’ playoff odds at +320. Those odds are now -144, and they are +2600 to make the Finals. Another title is unlikely, but squint and you can still see a team that knows what it takes. Is that worth a lottery ticket? That’s up to you.

How We’re Feeling Today

Embarrassed, not for ourselves (lol, never that) but for Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey. Look, we’ve all found ourselves in a situation where our dog team has gotten entangled with a moose. NBD, right? Grab your handgun, put the beast down, and get to work gutting. But Seavey blew it, going all sloppy papi with the moose intestines and landing himself a two-hour time penalty. What is this, amateur hour Dallas? 

The Look Ahead

Jimmy Butler POINTS + REBOUNDS + ASSISTS – He isn’t in “Playoff Jimmy” mode just yet, but Butler has been on a heater lately. A 34.5 PRA offering, a mark Butler has exceed in back-to-back games, intrigues us. Throw in the Mavericks’ matador defense, and Butler should have your attention.

TB Lightning skaters – More specifically, Nikita Kucherov and Brandon Hagel for over 0.5 points. Hagel just had a 14-game point streak snapped, Kucherov is on an active 6-game streak himself, and Calgary is currently in the middle of a fire sale on defensemen. You do the math here.

Jaylen Brown ASSISTS Brown is averaging four assists a game in March, and we’ve seen over 2.5 assists as low as -150 today. Tonight’s matchup against the Nuggets should be a high-scoring one, giving Brown ample opportunity to help his teammates (and you!) cash in.