Warriors undefeated since Feb. 28 when Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant play
The Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant now in the fold have become a nearly unstoppable offensive juggernaut, and that has been shown through their unblemished run through the Western Conference holding a 12-0 record heading into the 2017 NBA Finals.
Golden State fields a starting lineup that features four All-Stars who are among the best at their respective positions in the league. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team holds an incredible mark this season when they play this group together on the court.
Golden State hasn't lost a game with all four of its All-Stars in uniform since Feb. 28 … which was the night Kevin Durant got hurt in DC.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 1, 2017
For the Warriors to hold an undefeated record with their stars playing together speaks to their ability to quickly adapt and play cohesively with each other. It all stems from the infectious team basketball style that Golden State plays with on the court, making it quite a smooth transition for Durant in his first season with the franchise.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the former league MVP had one of his most efficient individual seasons where he averaged 25.1 points along with posting career-highs with 53.7 percent shooting from the field, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and a career-best 2.2 turnovers per game.
What has also helped them achieve much success together as a unit is that they all don’t need to play well on any given night individually in order to win games. They possess more than enough offensive firepower in order to get the job done against practically any team in the league.
That said, all of these will be put to the ultimate test in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who also enter the series with a nearly perfect 12-1 record through the Eastern Conference playoffs. It could make way for an offensive fireworks show between the two teams on the biggest stage in the league.