The early indications are the Warriors Kevin Durant doesn’t look anywhere near ready to play.
“If we’re going to keep scoring 109, we got to keep them to 108,” Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said.
Golden State woke up in the second half of game two and the question now is will they stay awake and be the Warriors of old or, like the wounded bear, go back into the cave and hibernate.
This year teams have scored on the Golden State Warriors at a lofty 110.8 points per 100 possessions during the playoffs.
The NBA West isn’t like the East. Points have been a lot harder to come by.
While the Golden State Warriors have 12 threes per game in the playoffs (12), the Toronto Raptors have made 11.9.
Maybe the regular season really is just 82 games of practice as the Raptors Kawhi Leonard describes it and it took a punch in the gut from the seventh place Orlando Magic to wake this team up.