The Warriors enter the playoffs having won 15 of their last 16. That sort of dominance is exactly what teams should strive for heading into the playoffs, and Golden State has Kevin Durant back after a knee injury cost him all of March.
Stephen Curry is still the leader of this team, averaging 25.3 points per game, but he has more offensive help this season. Defensively, Golden State can still be a bit soft at times. Durant’s length mixed with physicality off the bench have helped fix that problem; however, Curry and company could get knocked around a bit by Portland’s stronger guards.
Damian Lillard, for some reason, predicted the Trail Blazers would win this series in six games. While he might be good enough to help Portland win a game or two, it’s highly unlikely Lillard is playing in a second series this postseason.
Russell Westbrook was a magician when he dribbled through three defenders in the Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys first half of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA playoff game vs. the Houston Rockets Cheap Goalie Jerseys on Wednesday night.
And that was after he blocked/stole an alley-oop attempt on the other end.
First, a spin move sent Lou Williams running in the wrong direction. Then, inside the top of the key, a behind-the-back move had Clint Capela running into a Steven Adams screen and taking Eric Gordon out of the picture.
File a play like this under a list of things that make this season from Westbrook a special one.