The Golden State Warriors are showing they have that x-factor that can enable supposedly inferior teams to thrive in the postseason: They can shoot the ball. The Warriors backcourt of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack started together as a trio.
Tonight (April 27, 2013) in Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets, it came to a head as the team hit 42-of-80 from the floor and 8-of-20 from three, while also getting to the line 23 times to nock down 18. The Warriors turned it over 21 times, but it didn’t matter because of the hot shooting Warriors guards.
“Live by the three, die by the three?”
Does it still apply with deadeye shooters like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson? Does it doubly apply when both must be cold for the Dubs to fail; when Jarrett Jack is capable of doing the same thing?
The Warriors have some threats in the backcourt, and Golden State started as a position-less trio, three guards all capable of handling the rock, shooting, and distributing it to the Warriors bigs.
Curry, playing on a gimpy ankle, manage to carve the Denver Nuggets defense apart. Curry, Thompson and Jack combined for 58 points, but only 6 came from Thompson, who had an off night and hit just 3-of-10 from the floor.