Kurtenbach: Four lessons from the Warriors’ four-win homestand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 12: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green #23 looks on as Stephen Curry #30 talks with James Wiseman #33 after he committed a foul in the second quarter of their NBA game against the Indiana Pacers at the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

The Warriors are back in this thing.

There have been plenty of downs for the Warriors in the first three weeks of the NBA season, but over the last seven games — all at Chase Center — Golden State provided some serious ups, too.

So as the team heads back out onto the road to take on three formidable opponents (fingers crossed), it seemed as good a time as ever to take stock in where the Warriors stand.

Here are the four big things we learned during the Dubs’ winning homestand:

This is a second-tier team (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

And that’s a compliment!

Given the way this team started the season, such a status was hardly a given. Remember: going into this homestead, the notion of three wins in seven games felt like a win.

So four wins and two really close losses is a rousing success for a team that looked lost early in the season.

I don’t spend much time with power rankings, but I do know that the Warriors moved up in many over the last two weeks, and for…

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