The Golden State Warriors after last night’s win vs. the dwindling 76ers are still on pace to break the record for most wins in a single NBA season. The whole team is buying into the idea that they can do it. They have all the tools to not only break the record, but also the potential to win another NBA title.
The keys to their success? Stephen Curry is having another MVP-type season averaging 30 points per game and 45 percent from the three point line. Klay Thompson is no slouch either as he is averaging almost 23 points per game and almost 44 percent from three. He can break out anytime and score more than that like he did against the 76ers. The “Splash Brothers” are not the key for the warriors’ success however.
The unsung hero and heart and soul of the Warriors is Draymond Green. Green racked up another triple-double, his 12th of the season. That is a franchise season record and he is one of two players this NBA season with double digit triple doubles (Russell Westbrook has 15).
Green is an undersized power forward that can spread floor, knock down threes, and the emotional leader for Golden State. Without him, it would be hard for Curry and Thompson to get good looks for some shots. I believe Green is the most underrated player in the NBA. He is not talked about much and he is really valuable for his team.
Warriors’ next game is against Washington on Tuesday at home.