04.17.2018

No Curry, no worry as Golden State Warriors cruise to 2-0 lead

No Curry, no worry as Golden State Warriors cruise to 2-0 lead Photo Courtesy NBA.com

On the morning of Game 2, moments after a light team warmup, the practice court of the Golden State Warriors cleared ... save for one solitary player. What transpired next was done behind closed doors and so we can only assume that Stephen Curry did what Curry usually does in these situations: Dribble drills, shooting drills, rinse and repeat.

Several hours later, though, at Oracle Arena, the only bounce he showed was when he rose from his chair during timeouts, wearing a plaid jacket and a satisfying grin. For the second time the Warriors didn’t need Curry against the San Antonio Spurs which means everything is going according to plan for Golden State in this first round series. He can relax; the Warriors, so far anyway, got this.

While Curry continues to mend from a knee injury, the Warriors continue to make a convincing case that they don’t need him, at least not now, maybe not ever in the first round or even the second. Coach Steve Kerr made an interesting observation weeks ago after Curry went down, that they were good enough to beat anyone without him. So far, so … prophetic: It’s 2-0 Warriors now in the best-of-seven after Monday’s 116-101 victory, with no meaningful slippage in sight for the defending champions.

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