If the Golden State Warriors Want To Improve, They Must Adopt a Defensive Stance

March 10th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors rarely have difficulty scoring points, regardless of who the opponent is because they have superior offensive talent on the perimeter, but their inability to prevent the opposition from scoring has been their Achilles heel.

The Warriors are one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA, and their offense led by Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis, is capable of keeping them in every game they play, but the Warriors have no concept of defensive methods.

It's painful to speak about Golden State's defensive ineptitude in terms of numbers, but it's necessary to grasp the full scope of the situation, to understand how long the road to recovery is.

The Warriors are third in the NBA in scoring at 107.2 points per game, but amazingly they give up a league leading 111 points per game, which is five points more than the second place Minnesota Timberwolves.

I'm not sure where that ranks among the worst points allowed averages in NBA history, but I'm well aware there is little chance to be consistently successful when you allow an opponent to score 111 points regularly.

There are several reasons the Warriors are def ...

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