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

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Contributions from the Benchmob

The Warriors bench outscored the Sixers’ bench 27-19. David West lead the second unit with 14 points in 14 minutes. Nick Young also stepped up  tonight. He is starting to commit on defense. -coming  up huge with a charge he took in the third. Offensively, Swaggy delivered as his contested 3 gave the Warriors the lead with less than three minutes left in the game .

After a horrendous first half, the bench settled down in the second and it was mainly because of not only West’s scoring  but his awareness.  West was effective on offense by spreading the floor and doing his part on the defensive end.

The Warriors have struggled with consistent performances from the bench all season. When Curry or Durant sits, the second unit tend to make the team vulnerable. But it wasn’t the case against the Sixers, as the unit actually helped increase the lead by 10 points after Young’s three. The bench  was a plus -5 in 11 minutes of action.

The depth is there and the potential for the bench to be consistent and steady has been proven in this game. It’s up to Kerr to figure out how to shape and mold that lineup.