Warriors Lottery Pick Turns Up In First NBA Career Start In Absence of Stephen Curry

Published 12/19/2021, 7:30 AM EST


The absence of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green might seem to make the Golden State Warriors weak, but some of the players took advantage of this situation and gave their best to this team as Jonathan Kuminga was the player that most stood out the most through the game.

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The Warriors ended the game with a score of 119-100 after marking 26 points. On Saturday, we saw that the Warriors were nine points behind the Raptors.

Many of the top players have been left off the team, like Curry and Green. In the current season, Curry is getting the fourth most points, averaging 27 in addition to making an all-time high number of three-pointers recently. 

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Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

As a result of his scoring, rebounds, and assists, Green is also filling the sheet with 8.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game.

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Golden State Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga plays lights out

Curry and Green are not the only players missing, as other players had to rest due to various reasons. Andrew Wiggins sat out because of his left knee soreness coming in the way of his play, Andre Iguodala, because of his right knee management, Otto Porter Jr. because of his left foot management, and Jordan Poole because of the COVID protocols that must be completed before he makes any plays with the Warriors.

The Warriors are stuck in a season with only (26-6) four players who will play for the team. They all gave a decent performance during the match, but the rest seemed to lack coordination.

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Jonathan Kuminga was the player who took the most advantage of this opportunity for the Warriors, leading the team and making the most of it. If the players were present, it might have been different, but Kuminga was stepping out in order to show his ability to the team.

By watching the game, it is obvious he is getting better at defending and shooting.

We’d love to hear what you thought of the game and Kuminga’s performance. In the absence of players, the Warriors have seemingly found a good player to lead the team.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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