Is Warriors’ New Supporting Cast Finally Adjusting Alongside Steph Curry?

Published 12/30/2020, 2:05 AM EST
December 12, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) and teammates celebrate against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


After a wobbly start to the season, the Golden State Warriors have won their two recent games. In fact, their recent clash against the Pistons gave an impression that the team has finally gelled together. Following an abysmal 2019-20 NBA season, the Dubs made a lot of changes to their roster which meant that they had to rebuild their team chemistry all over again.

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Steph Curry looked in terrific form against the Pistons and scored 31 points in just 34 minutes, which was more than enough for the Dubs to post-victory.

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But Curry’s resurgence was quite expected and everyone was just waiting for it to happen. However, in today’s game Andrew Wiggins surprised everyone with his numbers. He finished with just four points behind Curry as he enjoyed a 27-point scoring night.

Furthermore, during the fourth quarter, Wiggins drained numerous shots, which allowed Steph to take an elongated rest. One can easily notice that this team is now developing an elite level of chemistry and it will only improve as we move forward in the season.

Along with Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr. also played well and was a force on both the offensive and defensive end of the court.

Chemistry issues no longer a problem for the Golden State Warriors?

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Dec 29, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Looking back at today’s game, one can argue that the Warriors looked way different from their previous defeats. In fact, one of the biggest reasons for their success is Steph’s insane scoring display. If he performs well, the whole team adapts to playing at an elite level.

Today, the Warriors’ supporting cast was there whenever Curry needed them. They set perfect screens, played off-ball basketball, and found him in open spots. Everything considered, the new players are finally catching up to the level that GSW is used to playing in.

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If they can keep on improving their chemistry at this level, they should have no problem in making a deep playoff run in 2021!

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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