Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from 125-115 win in New Orleans

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2. DWest is balling

David West contributed nine points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 13 minutes off the bench, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. He was also right behind Andre Iguodala in leading the bench in the plus-minus category, posting a +10.

Comparing that to his season numbers, West is averaging 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 steals in 11.9 minutes on shooting splits of 66.7/50.0/66.7.

And did I happen to mention he’s also boasting a 25.7 player efficiency rating? Putting that next to everyone else on the team, West ranks second behind Stephen Curry and above Kevin Durant.

If that isn’t enough evidence to support the notion of West being one of the most efficient players on the team this season, consider the fact that West hasn’t posted a negative figure in the plus-minus category since the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 4, and you’ll begin to understand.

Counting the game against the Pels, that’s 15 consecutive games of finishing with a positive plus-minus. The team has been 12-3 in that time, and West’s productiveness in the second unit has played a huge part in that success.