migya wrote:This would be a good game to do a Popovich and rest the main players.
The only problem is that the team has basically announced that they're officially chasing the record, and as Stairway is quick to point out: the Spurs aren't far behind us (though they kinda are all things considered). So if they happen to take an L in LA, against a team that's beaten us in their house somewhat recently, then it'll be a pretty big distraction for the team.
Also, I don't feel like we have the depth to pull another game out without Curry and Iggy - especially if it's 3 players with Green, Klay, Bogut, etc. The Spurs bench as a whole is better, our top 6-7 players are much better, but their depth allows them to rest 4 or so guys against a bad team and still win. I know we beat a much better team (Hawks) without Iggy and Curry, but resting those 2 plus Green and/or Klay, Bogut, etc. would probably be guaranteeing a loss.
I'd feel better about resting Bogut if AV or MacAdoo have looked better (JMM needs more time back to prove himself), or especially with a healthy Ezeli.