As you may know, the Golden State Warriors are the basketball team of Oakland and the Bay Area. After years of shortage, the team became NBA champions in 2015. This victory is principally thanks to the “Splash Brothers”: Stephen Curry (the MVP of 2015 and 2016) and Klay Thompson. In this post, I will talk about the Warriors season and their playoffs.
The 2015-2016 season
This season was simply incredible. The Warriors have beaten the NBA record of wins in the regular season. They won 73 games, and lost only 9 games. They beat the Bulls record (72-10). It was the team of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Denis Rodman so we can say a legendary team.
Even the team is based on the Splash Brothers, it was a collective effort. Without players such as Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, it was impossible to break this record.
Stephen Curry confirmed that he is currently the best player in the world. He changed the game this year, he scored the most 3-pointers in a season history. Even in videogames, developers said they had problems to graduate Stephen Curry because he plays too well. Klay Thompson did the job, and Green, Iguodala, Bogut, Barnes have made an incredible job. The most surprising thing is that in 9 defeats, it was more against “small teams”.
Lot of people said that last year was a lucky year for the Warriors, but they proved this year their capacities to do a great season again.Next season will clearly be the “next” season for the Warriors, where they will be the team to beat.
The 2016 playoffs
With this incredible regular season, Warriors obvisouly finished in the first place of the Western Conference. Indeed, there are two conférences in the NBA, composed of 15 teams each, and the eight best teams of each conference go to playoffs. When you win the conference title, you play against the other conference winner for the NBA championship. A playoff serie is on seven matches, so you need to win four matchs. If you have a better ranking than your opponent, you will receive 4 times (2 at home, 2 away, 1 home, 1 away, last 1 home).
On the first round, the Warriors faced the Houston Rockets. It was easy for the Warriors, only James Harden was at the level for the Rockets. They won 4-1 and Stephen Curry played a wonderful basket, but on game 5, he felt a pain in an ankle. He was injured and needed to have rest.
So, for the secound round, Warriors started the series against the Portland TrailBlazers without their star. Even if they won the 2 first matches in Oakland, Blazers played really well and they won the 3rd match. Everybody was thinking they could maybe beat the Warriors but in the 4th match overtime, Stephen Curry returned to the competition and scored 17 points (NBA record) to make the Warriors win). They concluded the serie in Oakland , 4-1.
Now they are facing the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder just won the serie againt the Spurs, which one a big favorite for the NBA title. And they confirmed their good form with a win in Oakland for the first game. The Warriors will play tonight to win the game 2, and they have to, and they don’t want to go in Oklahoma with 2 loss. COME ON WARRIORS!
That’s all for today, I hope Warriors will win!
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