Golden State Warriors’ Greatness Matched Only by Their Fragility

January 12th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

This wildly successful Golden State Warriors season somehow feels fragile.

Wait, what?

Is this crazy?

Is it ridiculous to wring hands over this team? This 36-2 monster? This living, breathing deluge of long-range shooting, ball movement and chemistry?


But only a little.

Yes, these Warriors are almost incomprehensibly good. They ran up the longest season-opening winning streak in NBA history, and Stephen Curry has been the most accurate high-volume shooter we've ever seen.

If the season were to end today, the Dubs would own the fifth-highest average margin of victory in NBA history, per, and Curry would win his second MVP award.

It's also true that the highs of last year's title run have still been there.

For a few minutes a game, Golden State can hit a level above that of any other team in the league. Sometimes it feels like that level transcends every team from every era. And that's usually all it takes: One short scoring outburst, usually by Curry, and most of the Warriors' games are finished.

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