Warriors’ Ability to Toy with the League Changing Nature of How Game Is Played

December 8th, 2016 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors have changed the way the game is played.

Now they have the power to change even more—including the baseline for integrity of the game—with the example they choose to set with their dominance.

The Warriors crushed the spirit of the Los Angeles Clippers, 115-98, on Wednesday night, which is what the Warriors are used to doing via their many blowout victories the past several years.

Golden State's passing show and shooting audacity have initiated a literal change of pace in the NBA that is being copied but not truly duplicated. Right now, no team has at least 30 assists in five games except the Warriors, who've done it 16 times already—out of 22 games.

Even if they didn't repeat as NBA champions after their historic 73-victory regular season and aren't pushing hard early on this year, the Warriors are more loaded than ever with Kevin Durant. They are more capable than ever of crushing spirits and embarrassing opponents. And they are more inspiring than ever with performances of unimaginable beauty and prolificacy.

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