Warriors Oust Mavs as They Approach Bulls 72 Game Record


After a 130-112 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr summarized the effort with: “In the end, we had to count on everybody. We played every guy on our roster, and I thought everybody contributed.” That was roughly true, but especially true because Klay Thompson had stretches of being the rock with which “everybody” could steady themselves.

Many offensive contributions were called for on a night when the Mavericks started off carving the Warriors’ defense (Dirk Nowitzki going against Andrew Bogut at the five paid early dividends for Dallas). For years, Golden State has struggled to get those contributions when Stephen Curry sits. If one had to nitpick a team that could reasonably win more than 73 games, this is an area to target. Sans Curry, the offense falls apart.

Source: Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN


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