PBT Podcast: Just how vulnerable are the Golden State Warriors?

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From before the first tip-off of the NBA season, Golden State seemed like the anointed one, the team destined to return to the NBA Finals and claim another crown. It stayed that way for much of the season.

Not anymore.

With Stephen Curry out until at least the second round, with Patrick McCaw out and others banged up, and with some sloppy defense down the stretch (and some disinterested play), the Warriors look like they could be beaten. The aura of invincibility is gone.

How vulnerable are they? Kurt Helin of NBC Sports brings in Mark Medina, Warriors beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group, to talk about whether the Warriors can just flip the switch, or do the Spurs — and other teams down the line — have a shot?

The two also get into the rest of the West playoff matchups, as well as what is in store for Paul George.

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