1. Firepower of the big three
Let’s check in on the big three, shall we?
Stephen Curry has not played in over two weeks but he is right on track for a postseason return. Here, it will only take a few moments for the two-time MVP to get his feet under him and re-establish himself as one of the best playoff performers of the last decade.
Curry averaged 28.2 points in his most recent playoff run with Kevin Durant on the sidelines for multiple games. We can expect more greatness from Curry once he is back on the floor.
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are already back and working to gain momentum for the postseason.
Thompson is slowly getting there, playing more minutes and flashing his inferno 3-point shooting every now and again. He scored 36 points against Utah, leading a second half run with a flurry of contested 3-point shots to give Golden State the lead.
Holding down the fort, as always, is Draymond. He has seamlessly put himself back into the rotation, barking out orders and making the high-IQ plays that Golden State has grown accustomed to.
The big three haven’t lost many playoff series together and they are the No. 1 reason why Golden State will have a chance at winning the Western Conference this season.