Golden State advance like a giant in the NBA. The Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors this morning (119-104) and added their 15th win of the season in 17 games. It is their fourth consecutive win and they have a record of 11-1 in the last 12 games. Only Charlotte and Memphis have managed to beat an almost perfect machine: they rank second in offensive rating (112.9) and first in defense (100). They are in the lead in the difference, the net rating (12.9). They are the only team in the entire League that has exceeded 100 points in all their matches.
And this time they did not have the superlative version of Stephen Curry. The point guard was returning to the courts after missing the last game against the Detroit Pistons with a hip problem and was 12 points with a 1/6 from the triple. Without him, others emerged, as in a perfectly oiled machine: Draymond Green was a pillar in defense (“the best in the world (in that part of the court”, according to Steve Kerr, his coach). And in attack, Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole and a torrential rain from the triple.
Great day from triple
Wiggins finished with 32 points and Poole, with 33. Between the two, a 14/19 from the triple for 22/45 end of some Warriors that so far this season have scored 70.8% of their baskets with assists. Not bad waiting for the return of Klay Thompson. The escort, two blank seasons, has his return to the slopes dated for Christmas. If it returns to 70%, Golden State will be a clear candidate for the ring pending the final evolution of Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks … and with the permission of some Phoenix Suns who have caught cruising speed: 12 wins in a row and without looking to behind.
The Chase Center game was broken before the break with the Warriors’ outburst, who was already 17 up midway through the second quarter (36-19). Between Siakam (21) and VanVleet (17), those from Canada tried to cut distances that were always around a ten difference … until Golden State gave a new blow, something they did whenever they had the opportunity thanks to a circulation millimeter and fast of the ball.
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