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Rosas: Jazz can find their rhythm, but Northwest is Thunder’s to lose

Three years ago, the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors, edged out the Memphis Grizzlies by one win to capture the last spot in the NBA playoffs, at a total of 51 wins. Now, the once deep western conference faces a downshift in competition, with the likes of the Thunder and the Spurs, a combined 122 wins between the two, definitely loosening the concentrations of victories to a number of up and coming franchises.

Venkataraman: A night at Roaracle

Thoughts, musings and impressions from a glorious night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors seized control of their second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a blowout 98-78 victory: 1. I hate Bay Area traffic. Having cajoled a close friend to come to the game and to drive himself, myself and my roommate, we…