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OAKLAND –- With a 13-game win streak and an 18-2 record, the Warriors are soaring. Good teams find a way to stay grounded, though, and they have a player who embraces that role.
Andre Iguodala is the realist in the room, the guy who observes and analyzes and issues candid assessment. And he believes the Warriors still can make appreciable improvement.
"We have a loooong way to go, actually," Iguodala said after shootaround Wednesday.
Iguodala elaborated, saying that the "NBA is down right now," and adding with a wink that he hopes fans "keep watching the games."
"The NBA is down in general," the veteran forward said. "But you have some really good teams. And when we go against those teams, they try to expose us a little bit. I'm just looking at the really good teams. The Spurs are always going to be there. OKC is going to get back up there. Portland's flying under the radar; they're playing really well right now. Houston has been injured a lot, and they're still only two games behind us. So you really can't take those guys for granted.
"As a whole, we've got some wins against some teams that we're supposed to beat. But that could be a good thing. You look at that like we're taking care of business. We're doing what we're supposed to do."
The schedule toughens this week, beginning Wednesday night against the Rockets at Oracle Arena.