That might just be a blessing in disguise. Golden State will enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, facing off against the No. 6 seed Denver Nuggets at Chase Center on Saturday night. The Warriors stumbled down the stretch without Steph Curry but caught fire in the final two weeks of the season. With Curry likely to return from a sprained left foot and bone bruise in time for Game 1, the Warriors receive a massive jolt at just the right time, even as they continue to fly slightly under the radar. Curry spoke to reporters on Thursday, where he discussed the lowered expectations and what the team needs to focus on in order to advance to the next round. We're down to the final two matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with England and South Africa in Saturday's final match.