When they won the ninth consecutive game, the Warriors showed enough new assets to overcome a few failures in bad old habits.
Several attempts were needed in the Thursday night, but when the Warriors finally ended with a 126-118 victory, the Washington Wizards there were almost as relieved as discoveries.
Here are some positive and negative aspects of the game:
The Boogie Effect
The Wizards had played well late and it is because they make a visible effort to defend. They did an excellent job taking away a warrior squadron, the daunting 3-pointers. What did the warriors do? They consistently attacked the rim and scored 70 points in the color. DeMarcu's cousin was the hub and hustled to the edge to find buckets or find shooters and tailors. He was a problem and the wizards had no solution.
The Warriors, who are under coach Steve Kerr for the first time, have the ability to puncture defenses with "generosity".
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The Warriors have paid a heavy price for blowing leads. She avoided it, but letting a shaky opponent hang around is never a welcome sight.
A Double Shot of Brilliance
Consistency is part of the definition of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. But seeing Curry, who scored 38 points while making only two triples, certainly stunned the Wizards, reminding of his extensive arsenal. When Kevin Durant, who scored 21 points, blocked three strikes in the first quarter, he recalled that he is one of the NBA's discreet rim guards.
The excellent properties of curry and durant can be overlooked because they are routine. In rare cases, there is a game in which both have no profound effect.
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Efficiency of the Bank
Although it was primarily responsible for Washington's ability to reduce nine deficit points in the first three quarters of the fourth quarter, it rebounded the Warriors reserves with the key games. Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney and Alfonzo McKinnie together scored 34 points (shooting 12 out of 15), 22 rebounds and 11 assists and 3 steals.
Looney had 10 rebounds in 17 minutes. Iguodala had five dimensions without sales. Livingston (five assists) and McKinnie (six rebounds) worked together in a great game to give the Warriors a 11-point lead of 3:56. All four reserves were valuable.