Are the Golden State Warriors Really as Good as Their 4-1 Record?

November 6th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors' 4-1 start in this new season has finally began to erase some of the bitter taste left from last year's horrible effort, but can the Warriors maintain this pace or is this just a brief mirage?

Not surprisingly, the Warriors' change of fortunes can be traced to an improvement in the areas that haunted them most last season, specifically defense and poor rebounding.

The Warriors, who were near the bottom of the NBA last season in terms of rebounding, have done an about-face and now currently rank third in the league at 46.6 rebounds per game.

That's an impressive turn of events, but more importantly the Warriors are also holding their opponents to 102.6 points per game, which is the third best mark in the Western Conference.

Credit newcomer David Lee and his 12.2 rebounds per game with Golden State's resurgence on the boards, and forward Dorrell Wright and new coach Keith Smart should also be commended.

Smart has made an improved defense his primary objective, and Wright with his long, lanky frame and natural defensive instincts is just the type of player to implement the coach's way of thinkin ...

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