The Golden State Warriors currently trail the Lakers 3-2 in their Western Conference Semifinal matchup. However, the Warriors kept themselves alive with a dominant performance in Game 5. The teams meet for a pivotal Game 6 in Los Angeles on Friday night. Either the Warriors will force the series back to the Chase Center or the Lakers will move on to face the Nuggets.
Now Stephen A. Smith may be a New York fan, but he has a soft spot for the Warriors. Furthermore, he believes that the Warriors have got what it takes to force the Lakers into a Game 7. And it all comes down to a very simple belief about how the Warriors have been playing.
Smith Believes The Warriors Haven't Hit Their Full Potential Yet
Speaking on First Take, Smith laid out his case for a Warriors win in Game 6. "I think Steph Curry hasn't been sensational. He's struggled a little bit but is balling out. Klay Thompson came alive a little bit last night. Jordan Poole didn't stink up the joint. It's really really nice seeing him remember he wears a uniform and gets a paycheck. But Draymond Green, let me tell you all. When you watch him, when you watch his energy...the dude is made for these moments." In short, Smith believes that the Warriors haven't played their best yet. If they do that, and will be forced to do so in this all-or-nothing Game 6, the series will go to seven games.
However, if you're not convinced by Smith. How about a psychic corgi? The TikTok account @aircorg has gone viral during the Lakers-Warriors series for a video in which Steph Furry the Corgi perfectly predicts the outcome of the series through the first five games. The video has been the bane of Lakers fans, who have watched their team slowly squander a 3-1 lead. But regardless of whether you beleive the ESPN veteran or future-predicting dog, the Lakers and Warriors face off later today. Do you agree with Stephen A. Smiith? Or are the Lakers going to win in six? Let us know in the comments.