Why NBA Fans Should Thank Golden State Warriors and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

December 8th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors haven't just owned the NBA this season; they've turned the world's best basketball league into their own.

It's a subtle distinction that makes a big difference.

So far, they've dominated the Association like no team has before. By fending off the Indiana Pacers, 131-123, on Tuesday, Golden State extended its record-setting start to a perfect 23-0 amid a bonanza of baskets.

Stephen Curry finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists and, despite shooting just 3-of-11 from deep, remains on pace to shatter his own record for threes in a season. Michael Gallagher of Rotoworld updated Curry's projections:

Klay Thompson drained 10 threes—tied with Dallas' Wesley Matthews for the most by a player in a single game this season—and scored 39 points in all before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.

The Pacers set off some fireworks of their own. Paul George, on the heels of a career-high 48-point performance Saturday, went for 33 more. C.J. Miles added 24, and Indiana closed what had been a 30-point gap to just six i ...

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