Chase Center welcomes Warriors' third-quarter explosions

During their great run, third-quarter blitzkriegs were almost a constant tradition for the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant would toy with their oppositions in the first half of games before flipping the switch and wiping them off the basketball court in the third quarter, sending Oracle Arena into wildness.

Those third-quarter explosives didn't happen over the past two years, as the Golden State Warriors worked to rejuvenate their dynasty.

However, 10 matches into the 2021-22 campaign, it seems GSW third quarters are indeed back to their best.

Following Monday's 127-113 victory over the Hawks at Chase Center, the GSW are now plus-94 in the third quarter this term, including outscoring the Atlanta Hawks 41-20 in the third quarter on Monday.

These third-quarter assaults have included some absurd runs from the Golden State Warriors. They went on a 13-0 run against their opponent, an 18-2 run against the Rockets, a 25-8 run against the Pelicans, and a 14-1 run versus the Hornets.

GSW's third-quarter bursts also have enlivened Chase Center, which is currently experiencing this flurry for the first time in the history of the facility. Steph Curry has noticed his new coming alive as the GSW flex their third-quarter muscles.

Steph Curry said on Monday after the team's victory via, "Yeah, Chase is starting to pick up a spirit of its own, it's an unfair comparison to Oracle, but we're trying to put ourselves in a position to win games and protect home court where we can develop a new identity of what this building means in terms of home-court advantage. We had three championships in that building. We want to try to get one in here but it's a work in progress, and it does make a huge difference having a sold-out arena and that buzz and energy. You talk to the opposing players who come in, and they've been on the other side of that, feeling pretty comfortable coming into this building the last couple of years. They have noticed how much of a difference it makes."

After dropping about 50 points in their victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors now are 9-1 and sit atop the log of the Western Conference early in the season.

While the team's third-quarters look to be back, the team has to rectify its second-quarter problems as they are minus-28 in the second quarter.

If Steph and the Warriors can solve their second-quarter issues, then they will be hard to defeat, especially if one of their biggest firearms truly is back in their fold.

Meanwhile, Curry knows what it meant facing what he popularly dubbed "janky" defenses in the League.

The Golden State Warriors star has seen about every other defense in the NBA, especially over the previous two campaigns. But on Monday at Chase Center, he was on the other side of the coin as the team went to a box-and-one to slow down the Hawks star Trae Young in the GSWs' 127-113 victory.

He certainly enjoyed the role reversal.

"I loved it," Curry said when asked he felt being on the other side of the box-and-one. "If felt great being on the elbow rather than trying to run around myself."

For the team, they felt the need to make the symbolic shift defensively to slow down Trae Young, who was having his way early on in the game.

Curry said of the defensive switch via machine a sous, "We tried different looks on the pick-and-roll with Trae because he had every option in the first half, he was scoring the ball, he was playmaking and he had a lot of space to operate".

"They are pretty talented because they have size -- John Collins can shoot a little bit, he can space and he can punish you in the paint when they have too many shooters out there.

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