The Warriors wrapped up their first round series against the Nuggets on Wednesday night, advancing to the Western Conference semifinals with a 102-98 win.
Now, Golden State will take on the winner of the series between No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies and No. 7 seed Minnesota Timberwolves, which the Grizzlies currently lead 3-2. Game 6 in Minneapolis is set for Friday night.
The NBA announced that, if the Grizzlies win on Friday, Game 1 of the Memphis-Golden State series would take place on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm PT and be broadcasted on ABC. If the Timberwolves win and force Game 7, then the Warriors won’t start their second round series until Tuesday.
Now that the Warriors have advanced, the Grizzlies may be the team they’d least like to see.
Memphis went 3-1 against Golden State this year, including handing the Warriors their first loss of the season at the Chase Center in late October. But the game that stands to be the bigger measuring stick is from last year’s play-in tournament.