Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from 124-116 win at Sixers

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Stephen Curry  struggled offensively in the first half . While he had 15 points in the first half, he shot 0/4 from deep and 3/7 from the field. He committed a careless turnover, boggled a two time out sequence, and carried a -28 in plus/minus before intermission.

Curry annihilated the Sixers in the third quarter. Outscoring the entire team 20-15. He finished the game with 35 points 5 boards and 5 assists on 11/22 shooting  and 4/9 from three. Curry also turned his -28  into a plus 3 for the game.

It is obvious that Curry  is a huge part of what the Warriors do. His ability to draw and stretch defenses creates space for others makes the team better. In addition to his gravity, he is also impactful in other ways. Despite having Durant, Thompson, and Green on the floor at the same time with the second half, the team tends to struggle.

Why? Because Curry is on the bench. It is still amazing that as talented and as deep as the Dubs are, they are dysfunctional if Curry is in foul trouble and on the bench or he’s playing passive.  This team truly goes where #30 goes, and when he is impacting the game with his shots and his on ball movement, the Warriors are better team by far.

Curry slumping at points of a season is nothing new. Last year, he had a cold shooting stretch before Durant’s injury and he fought it by keeping the aggression  up and not losing confidence in his shot.