Stephen Curry and the Warriors Sport a Defensive Look in Preseason Opener

October 9th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors opened their NBA preseason schedule with a dominant 127-87 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, and the offensive explosion was not even the most impressive part of the Warriors' win.

Everyone knows the Warriors will score points, but when was the last time they held an opponent under 100 points?

Not only that but Golden State only allowed the Clippers to shoot 37 percent from the field and held them to a measly 30 points after halftime.

I do realize it's only one preseason game, and the very first one at that, but for a contingent of loyal fans searching for some positives, this had to be encouraging.

New coach Keith Smart has stressed improvement on the defensive end, without losing the team's offensive identity, and on Friday the Warriors seemed to have received the message.

The entire team looked active and energetic and played help defense in a way that was unimaginable last season.

Newcomer Dorrell Wright was particularly impressive, and his 16 points on the offensive end were nice, but his defensive attitude was something the rest of the team fed on.

Last season t ...

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