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Paul Pierce doesn’t see anybody beating the Warriors this season in the playoffs

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Boston Celtics legend and current ESPN NBA analyst Paul Pierce doesn’t see anyone dethroning the Golden State Warriors this season.

The Warriors enter Tuesday with a record of 26-14, good for second place in the Western Conference. Golden State has won two-straight championships and three out of the last four Finals.

Although the Warriors haven’t looked as dominant this season as they have in past years, Paul Pierce doesn’t believe there is a team that can defeat them come postseason time.

“They will be the favorites until somebody knocks them off,” Pierce exclusively told Express Sport. “I don’t see anybody else emerging as a potential favorite. To be the champ you have got to knock off the champ.

“They are going to get healthy, they are going to get DeMarcus Cousins, when he gets healthy. That is going to add even more depth.

“It is just hard for me to see Golden State losing four games out of seven in the playoffs.”

DeMarcus Cousins is still recovering from his Achilles tear, but once he comes back, the Warriors will have five All-Stars in their starting lineup. Right now, it just looks like Golden State is getting bored with the process of a long regular season.

Once the postseason begins, though, expect the Warriors to turn it on to another level.