The Golden State Warriors are headed to the second round of the playoffs after taking down the Denver Nuggets.
As they so often do, the Warriors made it all look easy and remained in command of the series the entire time.
Much of their success has to do with Steph Curry, who is once again in fine form as the postseason heats up.
It’s wild to see how much he’s improved in just a few weeks.
Steph Curry with 16, 34, 27, 33 and 30 points in this series. Started it on a strict minutes limit, hadn't played in a month, came off the bench the first four games, looked rusty for about one half and like himself the rest of the series. Closed the Nuggets out.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 28, 2022
As Anthony Slater points out, Curry had 16, 34, 27, 33, and 30 points in the series after coming back from a month-long absence and initially being on a minutes restriction.
Lately, Curry has looked like he never left and is playing some terrific playoff basketball.
Curry Is Cooking
Curry’s last regular season game was on March 20, almost a month before the playoffs began.
Many people were worried about how he would play when he returned to his team.
What if he wasn’t performing like himself and was only half the player he usually is?
At first, it looked like he was a little rusty when he came back but he quickly shook that off and was soon delivering the sort of lights-out playing that he is so well known for.
The Warriors greatly benefited from Curry’s playing but he’s not the only strong part of the lineup.
This is why so many people predict that the Warriors will go all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
They are not completely untouchable, of course, and there is a chance that the Phoenix Suns or Memphis Grizzlies get in the way of another Finals appearance.
But no one should count Golden State out – especially when Curry is playing as he has been.