The defending champion Golden State Warriors have struggled to stay healthy this season.
Also, they have been inconsistent for most of the year.
That is part of the reason why they are only 33-30.
But, there is no question they are starting to turn a corner.
On Thursday night the undermanned Warriors won their fourth straight game.
No Stephen Curry, no Andrew Wiggins, no Gary Payton II, was no problem.
The rest of the Warriors have stepped up and are starting to find their championship identity.
Last season when they won the title, their success was fueled on the defensive end.
For most of this year, the Warriors have struggled on defense.
But, over this four-game win streak, they are starting to lock teams down.
Against the Clippers on Thursday, they held them to 91 points, which was the fewest Golden State has given up this year.
Fox Sports Analyst Colin Cowherd is warning the rest of the NBA about the Warriors.
Here come the Warriors…
"You sold your stock. I bought your stock… There's a ton of intellectual basketball capital in this organization." — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/ljrIWXWijz
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 3, 2023
Now that the Warriors are starting to figure out the defensive end, opposing teams will be in trouble.
Also, Steph Curry is expecting to return on Sunday, so they are adding their best offensive player into the mix.
It will be interesting to see when Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II can return.
Both are elite defenders and will continue to help the Warriors shut people down.
As we inch closer to the playoffs, the Warriors are hoping to get the best seed possible.
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