Are the Warriors contenders?
Less than a week before Christmas, the Golden State Warriors fell by two to the San Antonio Spurs, dropping the Bay Area's team to a disappointing 14-13. Since? Stephen Curry & Co. have won seven straight, including a comeback over the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 25 and -- perhaps their most impressive result of the season -- a 123-114 win at the full-strength Miami Heat on Thursday night. Tom Haberstroh believes the Warriors are more serious contenders (if healthy) than the 25-7 Portland Trail Blazers. What do you make of Mark Jackson's crew?