June 17, 2015

Splash Champs: The deep Golden State Warriors splash their way to 2015 NBA Championship

The Warriors won 67 games in the regular season, a franchise best and the best record in the NBA this season. In the playoffs, they swept the Pelicans 4-0, bounced back from a 2-1 deficit to beat the Grizzlies 4-2, took care of the Rockets in five games, and survived a superhuman effort by LeBron James in the Final to bounce back again and win 4-2.

For the future, there are many who believe that the Warriors’ success will legitimize ‘small ball’ forever and influence many more to take after their footsteps. But building a true contender around shooters isn’t as easy as Curry and co. made it seem. The Warriors were able to do so because they had historically great shooters, amazing versatile defensive players, and a great deal of sacrifice. It’s a rare formula that will be difficult to replicate.

Click here to read my full feature on SportsKeeda.

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