Warriors have been ‘more dialed in the last month’ than at any point this season
The Golden State Warriors are sending a strong message to the rest of the league that they are still the overwhelming favorite to win the title despite struggling early in the season.
According to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, his team is simply playing at another level. The three-time NBA champion coach said his team is “more dialed in the last month” compared to most of last season and the first three months of the 2018-19 NBA season.
Steve Kerr: “We’ve been more dialed in the last month than for sure all season and most of last season.” pic.twitter.com/YWPS8NbLS7
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 29, 2019
The wins and numbers speak for itself, as the Warriors are simply too hot to handle. Golden State won 12 of its 13 games this month. The Warriors’ only loss over that span came at the hands of the Houston Rockets, who escaped with a 135-134 overtime win on January 3 at the Toyota Center.
As pointed out by Kerr, their turnovers are down to 12.8 per game this month. Golden State averaged 15.3, 14.6, and 14.3 turnovers per game in October, November, and December, respectively. Their 49.3 rebounds and 33.6 assists per game are also higher than their averages in the past three months.
The Warriors are also shooting the lights out from beyond the arc, as they converted 15.9 three-pointers per game. Steph Curry averaged 5.8 three-pointers made, Klay Thompson tallied 4.2 conversions, while Kevin Durant posted 2.3 threes per game in January.
Golden State’s firepower was on full display Monday night when they ran away with a 132-100 road win against the Indiana Pacers. The Warriors shot 54.1 percent from the field, including 13 conversions from beyond the arc. Curry led Golden State with 26 points, while DeMarcus Cousins finished with 22 markers.