Do any of you remember the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers of the mid-to-late 1980’s?
My friends, those Oilers have a basketball match. Not Jordan’s one man Bulls; you see the so-called legend Scottie Pippen never won anything without him. The Oilers match is the Golden State Warriors of right now.
Last night, I watched Steph Curry and the Warriors demolish San Antonio, 120-90. They did it in they style of the old Oilers. They put the pedal to the metal and didn’t stop in a relentless assault on the league’s second best team. The Warriors kept coming in waves. When the Spurs came out after halftime and threatened to make it a game, they just departed the scene. Steph Curry is unguardable. The Spurs threw the kitchen sink at him. They put Kawhi Leonard on him after Danny Green proved no match. Curry made probably he league’s best defender look ridiculous. They made the Spurs look old and like a bunch of kids at the same time. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson also put together a solid night against Leonard. The Spurs looked completely overmatched. I think they also found out … and this is a tough thing to write … LM Aldridge is not a 1-for-1 matchup for Tim Duncan. Especially on the defense. You see how valuable Duncan is for that team as he wasn’t available to clean up San Antonio’s defensive mistakes.
Sorry folks, but if the Warriors stay healthy, they are going to win another title. They beat the second best team by 30 points. They beat the third best team by 30. Whenever they lose, they come back and trample another team.The Warriors have no peer for the moment.