Scrutinizing Dubs: Warriors Strengthens Grip on Western Top Spot

Kevin Durant


The Dubs proved it all wrong. A huge missing link in the name of their ace point guard Stephen Curry won't be a hindrance for their domination.

Kevin Durant has been leading the team well especially in scoring ever since Steph was unable to play. The recent finals MVP really got it all if there is an urgent need for a man to step up.

They only lost once in the last 10 games without Steph and managed to climb up to the top spot as they run streaks behind the struggling Rockets.


Why does Steph's absence turn out to be beneficial for the team?

With Steph, the Warriors is an ultimate shooting squad led by him. Without him, yes the outside domination is still present but his absence gave way for offense to flow inside, led of course by KD.

Another good thing about Steph being unable to play is that it gave time for Warriors' unnoticed guards to make baskets for the team. In their recent victory against the Utah Jazz, two guards off the bench finished with double figures. Nick Young and Patrick McCaw got significant minutes and scored 15 and 18 points respectively. These two guards were very efficient and productive. Warriors found a saving trump card in some games that Steph may experience foul troubles.


Conclusion

Steph's absence seemed to go drastic at first but in the long run, it acted as an opportunity in disguise to dig deeper through the bench and let others become the offensive focus.

Kevin Durant's been leading the offense. Not just leading but balancing it as well. Warriors aren't just about shooting long buckets. They've got big men who can go head to head against stonewall defenses.

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