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Warrior Wonder: Strength in Numbers

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When down in crunch time, it was a collective team effort that proved that strength in numbers was the true Warrior on display.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The competition is elevating in the NBA and Kings were out in full force in the 4th quarter trying to take down the world champs in a revenge game from last month where the Warriors won in the finals seconds of that game.

There were plenty of excellent performances in this contest and faced with a 10 point deficit late in the 4th quarter on the road, the team banded together a pulled out a victory in the jaws of defeat. Last night’s Warrior Wonder was a collective effort from the closing lineup in crunch time, Strength in Numbers.

Draymond Green

With the Warriors down 113-121 with about five minutes left in the game, Draymond Green helped lock down Willie Cauley Stein who was scoring at will to help the Kings pad their lead. Draymond’s defensive efforts helped push the Warriors to a 17-4 run to finish off the game. For putting up just 2 points, Green put together hell of stat line with 2 points, 10 assists, and 14 rebounds.

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson was critical down the stretch, snagging a few key defensive rebounds off missed threes. Both led to Kevin Durant buckets that cut the deficit in half. Thompson also had the three that decisively put the Warriors up for good 126-125 with less than 40 seconds to play. On top of that, Thompson had some words of wisdom at halftime.

Klay finished off with a stat line of 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists

Stephen Curry

Curry was his usual self, knocking down threes and getting to the rim, navigating the defense like a ballerina. With just under 2 minutes left to play and the Kings up 123-119 and with possession, Curry stole an outlet pass that was intended for Buddy Hield to lead a fast break and cut the deficit down to 2 points. He finished the night with 35 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.

The biggest question that still remains is, was it a dunk??

Kevin Durant

Down by 10 points, it seemed as though Kevin Durant wasn’t ready to accept defeat. He forced his way passed Justin Jackson to get two five quick points on back to back baskets to trim the deficit to four points. Jackson got a dose of reality as Durant just ran passed him and umped him out of the way like he was just a minor nuisance. He collected 13 points in the 4th that helped the Dubs pull away for a victory. He finished off with 33 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Now it’s time for you to vote for your Warrior Wonder and Golden Sidekick for last night’s game against the Kings:

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Who was your Warrior Wonder against the Kings

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  • 41%
    Stephen Curry
    (187 votes)
  • 40%
    Kevin Durant
    (184 votes)
  • 7%
    Draymond Green
    (34 votes)
  • 9%
    Klay Thompson
    (44 votes)
449 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Golden Sidekick against the Kings

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  • 24%
    Jonas Jerebko
    (92 votes)
  • 24%
    Kevon Looney
    (89 votes)
  • 12%
    Alonzo McKinnie
    (46 votes)
  • 38%
    The Kings trolling Steph Curry with the Moon Landing Video
    (143 votes)
370 votes total Vote Now