The 2014-2015 season has just begun, and yet very few teams remain undefeated. The Golden State Warriors are amongst one of these few squads. They are simply playing great basketball.
They are currently second in the NBA in points per game and assists per game. The warriors are averaging just under 110 points per game and about 26 assists per game. Their team defense has been nothing less than lockdown, in-your-face defense. The Warriors currently hold the fifth best defense in the league, only giving up about 93 points per game.
But what is the biggest factor to the Warriors’ success? Is it their defense or their fast paced, high scoring offense? The answer is none of the above. The true reason for the Golden State Warriors’ early success is due in part to the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. These two young bloods of the game are taking the league by storm. Curry is averaging 24 points per game while his partner in crime Thompson is averaging 28.6 points per game. Both players are hitting nearly 50 percent of all the three point jumpers they’re putting up. Both Curry and Thompson share in one another’s successes. Stephen Curry is also averaging a ridiculous eight assists per game, most of which are coming off of Klay Thompson jump shots, or maybe off of posterizing dunks like the one Thompson had over Robin Lopez of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Golden State Warriors’ most recent blowout of the Los Angeles Clippers proves that this is not a team to take lightly. Stephen Curry, if he keeps up what he is doing, could potentially hold up the most valuable player award at the end of the season. Klay Thompson will end up representing the Warriors along with Stephen Curry in the NBA All-Star Game this year if he is consistent in producing the numbers that he is currently putting up.
Klay Thompson could also make a run for most improved player this year as well. Throughout his career, Thompson has averaged about 16 points per game. He has made an 11 point jump from his career average in just one season.
The consistency and productive play of these two has spread a positive energy around the team, and as a result they are undefeated and everyone is playing well. Batman has found his Robin and now they are going to be a handful in the Western Conference. Do not be surprised if you see this dynamic duo in the Western Conference Finals or the NBA Finals for that matter. The Golden Boys of Golden State have given fans in Oracle Arena something to cheer about.