by JAKE GONZALEZ
Sunday, January 29, the Golden State Warriors hosted the Portland Trail Blazers at the Oracle Arena. Playing without Stephen Curry due to illness, the Warriors needed other players to step up to fill the back-to-back MVP’s spot.
Kevin Durant, who is also a former Most Valuable Player, played a major role in the ballgame. He put on a clinic on the court. Finishing the game with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists, he led the Warriors in these three categories. Another Warrior who had a positive impact on the game was shooting guard Klay Thompson. He was the second leading scorer for the Warriors with 27 points and also added 6 rebounds. These two Warriors propelled Golden State to a 113-111 win.
Even without Curry, the Golden State Warriors prove to be a lethal squad. Unselfishness is a key to their success. Role players thrive in the Warriors system and stick to their role given. With the addition of Kevin Durant in the offseason along with star player Stephen Curry, automatic shooter Klay Thompson, and hustler Draymond Green, the Warriors look to make a push for a second NBA title in three years.