The Golden State Warriors dominated the first game and Kevin Durant was in charge of it. He had 38 points and the Dubs deferred to him to lead the Warriors. Draymond Green helped out too with talking on defense and was the difference in leading Golden State to victory.
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are having a little splat playing basketball together. Durant likes to take his own jump-shots, apart from playing with team ball with Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green. The Warriors are useless when they don’t utilize Thompson and Curry for their shots, especially three pointers. Draymond likes to pump up the Golden State Warriors for their defense. Durant does play defense, but doesn’t like to defer to Green for defensive assignments. What is there to do for Durant and Green to co-exist?
The NBA is going insane now. What is going on? Stephen Curry isn’t his usual self making and hoisting those long three pointers, although his Warriors are on a roll. Draymond Green is his dominant self, making a claim for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Can Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Bucks make a claim down the stretch for this year’s NBA title? Maybe.
The Golden State Warriors are on a cusp of winning 73 games and losing less than 10 games in a single NBA season. They have won consecutive NBA games because they did not allow their flaws and weaknesses be exposed on the basketball court, instead they showed 29 other NBA teams their strengths and what they can do with a basketball. It is truly gifted basketball players at work. We can appreciate a seven footer like Andrew Bogut facilitating like a point guard and running the break after a rebound and he can pass very well too. Draymond Green is the Warriors’ hustle and flow for rebounds, defense, and blocks. He can really handle a basketball for a point forward and he can run with the best of them. Harrison Barnes is a talented three-point shooter and he is one of the better perimeter defenders. Klay Thompson is also another talented three-point shooter and he can run with the best of them also. Klay has the ability to make shots from anywhere on the court. Stephen Curry is the Warriors’ MVP and he doesn’t have a lack of enthusiasm for taking and hoisting a lot of three point shots. He makes more three-pointers than he misses usually and rarely will he have an off-night. If the Warriors reach 73 wins, they will be in the record books forever as the 2015-16 Warriors that broke the record of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls 72-10 record.
The Golden State Warriors are 33-2 and they beat the Los Angeles Lakers recently. How will the Dubs do on the next ten games down the stretch in the new year? I think fairly well. They’re taking themselves seriously and they let the playing talk for themselves. Draymond Green declared that there is still room to improve and the whole organization agrees.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knew what he was doing when he stepped in to coach these players. He made sure they knew to play the right way and to show up professionally and make correct decisions on the basketball court. From Stephen Curry to Klay Thompson to Draymond Green to Andrew Bogut to Harrison Barnes, these Warriors showed up to play ball and contribute in each and every way as possible. There wasn’t anything to ask from them. They’d do it for the team.
The Golden State Warriors are up 3-0 over the New Orleans Pelicans, because they have a never-say-die attitude behind Steve Kerr’s coaching. Kerr has let Draymond Green regain hold of his basketball position and has let Green rebound and shoot three pointers and holding his intangibles to help the Warriors reach the second round of the playoffs. The Chicago Bulls are also up 3-0 on the Milwaukee Bucks, because Tom Thibodeau’s squad refuse to say don’t lose and they are able to retain what they know about fundamental basketball on the court with their big front court of Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, and Mike Dunleavy. Fundamentals and the long wingspan of the front court has let the Bulls dangle and win three games in a row.
Steve Kerr’s Warriors are rotating on defense, contesting open shots, and playing man-to-man suffocating defense that is made to make anyone look tight trying to play basketball. They do trap in the half court set, but they don’t seal off the baseline as fast as the San Antonio Spurs do it for their coach, Gregg Popovich. Led by big men Mareese Speights, David Lee, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, and Festus Ezeli, and foreign Ognjen Kuzmic, the Warriors have a supply of rebounders and defenders. Kerr has his Warriors buying into his defensive system and they are on a roll since the start of the NBA season.
The Golden State Warriors, led by coach Steve Kerr, have the best record in the NBA. Kerr has the Warriors buying and adjusting to the coaching system in his first season. Now, there is no need for having David Lee starting because Draymond Green is doing his best, if not better job than David Lee at playing basketball. Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s best perimeter shooter and Klay Thompson is also a lights-out shooter. If I were playing against the Warriors, I wouldn’t give Curry or Thompson the green light to shoot from three-land or from anywhere on the court. Golden State has two backup guards in Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston who can create shots as well as Andre Iguodala who can manage to play some point for them. You can expect Andrew Bogut to play his all. He is ably-bodied for the assignment to play basketball. The Warriors are playing the basketball and stopping the ball from going into the basket. That’s how they are succeeding as a team.