I disagree that the Warriors' recent victories prove that they're "righting the ship," any more than the Suns' losses indicate that they're in a tailspin. They're only three wins and a loss: two victories against bad teams and one close victory against an up-and-coming team (Cavaliers). And the loss was against one of the teams they had just beaten. I shrug.
What I find somewhat interesting is that like the Suns, the Warriors lost to the Magic recently. It suggests that the Magic are better than their record.
It certainly doesn't "prove" they're righting the ship but I must have missed whoever said it did? But all things considered, and small sample size or not, I'd feel a lot better about my team's chances tonight if they'd recently been winning at a 75% clip than losing at that pace.
Teams get hot, teams go through bad spells and sometimes streaks are just a matter of fortune and schedule. I talk myself into believing we'll win every time we play but I'd never count out someone like the Warriors especially with our track record when playing shorthanded. For some reason, other teams seem to handle missing key players much better than we do. But our play against Miami, the loss notwithstanding, has me hopeful tonight.
And yes, the Magic are better than their record. They have a lot of intriguing young talent. Because of their youth you'll see big swings in their results this season but healthy they are a handful.