i still have my doubts about golden state. their style of play is such that they'll have good stretches and bad stretches. they're a very jump-shot-reliant team which is fine right now because they're going in, but it only takes one protracted dry spell or one key injury to throw things out of whack again.
plus, i'm just not seeing that many QUALITY wins. ok, they beat miami in miami. aside from that, their most impressive win was probably at clippers. (other wins were @phx, cle, atl, @min, @dal, bkn, min, den, ind, det, @bkn, @was, @cha -- not a lot of sure-fire playoff teams, and a bunch of teams that just flat won't make it.)
they're the hot story right now because they've won 9 of the last 10, but they'll regress to the norm and they'll have some slides yet.
(and yes, i realize that everything i just said could be applied to the jazz, too.)