With a bad look as the Warrior's exited the regular season, would there be something good to watch out for the playoffs?
An unable Steph Curry is out of the line so it is Kevin Durant who needs to emit more light to brighten up his team's path on their pursuit against San Antonio Spurs.
Warriors really are in worst shape. Winning only 7 of the last 17 games, somebody must trigger the ignition button to awaken the slightly fallen champs again and take on a powerhouse early in the playoffs.
Curry may only be out for the first round of the playoffs but the team must not slack off with a team they will be facing for Steph may be recovered after the 1st round but how worst would it be if they wouldn't survive the opening act.
Durant would be in a tight brawl against LaMarcus Aldridge. LaMarcus leads his squad in points and rebounds while Durant tops the Warriors on both backed up by green with the most assists in the team.
Quinn Cock, taking Curry's spot would also not escape the scope of the spotlight. He's been given a significant amount of playing time and he must efficiently utilize his minutes to dilute the void on his team's offense.
Despite the absence of Steph, Warriors haven't been struggling a lot with points. They can still manage to score above the century benchmark so it may be better to look at their defensive strategy especially on the 10 games they have recently lost.
Beating the Spurs short-handed would be a great way to prove that Golden State Warriors isn't a team that relies on just some of their players. Their second unit could contribute for the team to propel forward as much as the starters do.
This playoff opener would be an ultimate story of an unfinished business that started from an injured Kawhi inflicted by Zaza Pachulia.
Due to a seemingly temporary Warrior's deterioration, Spurs may take game 1. But it does not end here, the series is quite long. Who knows? Steph may even make it before the 1st round comes to an end?