Does the Golden State Warriors’ loss without Stephen Curry mean anything?

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On Wednesday night, the Warriors got shellacked by the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks led by as many as 30 and ended up winning by a comfy 23. It’s true, the Warriors were without Stephen Curry and a few other role players. The Mavericks were without their starting point guard, Deron Williams. (Oh, and two of their starters had major surgery this summer.)

Most fans probably expected the Warriors to struggle without Curry and his unreal shooting performance, but they certainly didn’t expect this: both Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were held to 4-of-15 shooting, with Klay scoring 10 points and Draymond dropping 11 points. For two players who are ranked by many as the top players at their position, that’s a disapointing stat line, to say the least.

But again, the Warriors were without Steph Curry. So, does this loss mean anything? Or, to put it in another way, does the Mavericks’ win mean anything? Given that the Warriors still had Klay Thompson, the self-proclaimed best Shooting Guard in the league, Draymond Green, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and Andre Iguodala, last season’s Finals MVP, is the Mavericks’ win still impressive?

What do you think?

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One thought on “Does the Golden State Warriors’ loss without Stephen Curry mean anything?

  1. SnackBarbarian says:

    Yes I means that they are not nearly as deep as originally believed. The Spurs however are much deeper than even last year, resting aging stars Duncan and Manu and even future all star this year Kawhi Leonard and are not just winning they are dominating with one of the most complete benches in the NBA. Their bench players of Mills, Manu, Boris Diaw, and David West could probably start on 70% of other NBA teams. Plus they have 3 stand outs gems from the D-league, summer league, and Serbia: summer league MVP Kyle Anderson and summer league finals MVP Jonathan Simmons help relieve some pressure on Kawhi And the former Serbian league MVP And Fan Favorite 7’3 center BOBAN MARJANOVIC also can come in and dominate a game with his size/length(I think he’s bigger than porzingas), IQ and FT shooting. (He’s also dominating other NBA Rookie Centers in extended minutes against Both #1 and #3 draft picks Towns and Okafer going for 17 and 18 points in under 20 minutes of play for both match ups)
    Even with out curry you have 2 other potential All stars and a normally impressive bench but This game exposed that with out curry they can’t do what they normally do.
    Mark the date January 25 and we shall see who the best really is.

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