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Explain One Play: Alen Smailagic Dunks on LeBron (short version)

Alen Smailagic politely offered, but LeBron James did not want the Serbian smoke, thank you

Explain One Play: Steve Kerr Expands D’Angelo Russell’s Game

This one weird trick will help D’Angelo Russell fit better with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green

Explain One Play: D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green Close Out The Pelicans

The Warriors trailed the Pelicans by 5 points with only two minutes left, but they pulled out a great comeback win. D’Angelo Russell came through with tough jump shots and Draymond Green helped lock up the defensive end. Co-starring Stephen Curry singing and dancing.

Explain One Play: Draymond Green Outwits the Bulls

The Warriors got a close win against the Bulls when Coach Kerr allowed both Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell to play. Watch Draymond’s calm and clever direction of the offense once the Bulls trap Russell. Then watch Draymond help direct the final defensive stand that sealed the game. Co-starring Glenn Robinson III, Alec Burks and Zach Lavine, with a flashback to 2015 Finals Stephen Curry.

Explain One Play: Point Draymond nearly triple-doubles

The Warriors’ top 3 point guards are injured, so in desperation, Coach Kerr turns to... Point Draymond Green! But how can Green create offense without beating defenders off the dribble? Green makes the right passes for on-ball isolations, off-ball cuts, and quick counterattacks, and racks up a near triple-double. From the Warriors-Grizzlies game on Nov 19 2019.

Explain One Play: Alec Burks closes out the Bulls

The scrappy ragtag Warriors have painfully blown two straight games in crunch time. With Draymond Green back to steady them, will they blow a third? Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall, Omari Spellman and Sun Tzu add enough offense to put the game away. From the Bulls-Warriors game on Nov 27 2019.

Explain One Play: How Kerr Chained and Unchained D’Angelo Russell (Part 1)

The 2019-20 Warriors began the season with an overly complex offense understood by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but no one else, leading to a run of disastrous blowouts. This short series will track how Steve Kerr overcomplicated and then simplified the offense to allow D’Angelo Russell and some promising rookies to get their mojo back. Part 1 covers the dark days of the early season. We analyze the early over-complex offense by looking at the first 16 plays of the first OKC game. We point out the mistakes, miscommunications and general conflict over the direction of the offense. Starring D’Angelo, Steph, Dray, Marquese Chriss(!) and Glenn Robinson III(!!).

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson save the Finals

Watch how Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to one of the most improbable comebacks in NBA Finals history, down 6 with 3 min left in elimination Game 5. Watch Curry giving a pep talk on the bench after Kevin Durant’s stunning re-injury, and see how Kerr stole a Spurs play. Co-starring great defense from Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green.

Draymond Green and Alfonzo McKinnie’s true fake adventure at Oakland’s End

This is a story about the Warriors trying to leave Oakland without leaving Oakland, about the strange ritual of a grand opening for a charity that forces people of good will to be all about surfaces, and about people trying to find a little human connection anyway.

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry is the best screening small in the NBA

Stephen Curry got famous for long range shots, sweet layups and outrageous passes. But he still does the dirty work that most fans don’t notice: setting screens that get his teammates open shots. He’s the best small screener in basketball and here are five baskets in 2019 NBA Finals Game 2 he helped create with screens, including the famous Cyclone play. Co-starring Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Quinn Cook, Alfonzo McKinnie, Shaun Livingston, and a cruel Steve Kerr.

Raptors v Warriors Finals Preview Chat: Coop and Apricot

Two basketball video analysts have a private chat about the upcoming Raptors-Warriors Finals, which was interesting enough to share with the world. Topics include: pick and roll defense, star health, big lineups and how Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry might get guarded.

Explain One Play: How Stephen Curry and the Warriors trapped Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers were shredding the Golden State Warriors defense in Game 2 of the 2019 Western Conference Finals. But at halftime, the Warriors made four specific changes to their traps which led to a huge comeback, fueled on both ends by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevon Looney. Co-starring the gentlemen Lillard, C.J. McCollum, and Jordan Bell.

Explain One Play: The New Way Stephen Curry Defends James Harden

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been trying new defenses against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Last year, GSW let Harden isolate vs Steph. This year, GSW is trying a combination of high tag, trapping, bumping off, and baiting lobs. We analyze the defense, and look at its origins in defending LeBron James. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and LeBron James.

Explain One Play: Klay Thompson decoys unlock Stephen Curry

The Clippers stole Game 2 from the Warriors using "top-locking" defense. Watch how in Game 3, Klay Thompson ran a series of decoy backdoor cuts to counter this defense and create space for Stephen Curry. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, Patrick Beverley, and Steve Kingpin Ballmer.

Explain One Play: How Stephen Curry broke the NBA Playoffs record for threes 

Golden State Warriors legend Stephen Curry broke a record in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers for most playoff threes in NBA history. Here’s how it happened, with analysis of all 8 threes plus his thunderous dunk putback(?). Co-starring Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Rocco.

Explain One Play: Curry and Durant close out Cavs with the ultimate Kerr play

The Golden State Warriors were on the verge of blowing a big lead to the Cavaliers, so they turned to the ultimate Steve Kerr play, the first play that Kerr ever installed and the one that started the dynasty. Starring Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Explain One Play: How Kevin Durant gets buckets wIthout shooting

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors had a career-low six shots in the Mar 24 game against DET, but he still had a big impact on the game. Watch Durant’s court vision, gravity and passing lead to 11 assists. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston and Andre Drummond.

Explain One Play: DeMarcus Cousins Shuts Down Critics & Thunder

Critics say that Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins has a fatal weakness of not being about to defend the pick and roll play. The Thunder attacked him repeatedly, and Cousins showed he could defend and even shut it down with inspired defense.

Explain One Play: DeMarcus Cousins subs for Durant in Rockets crunch time

Watch DeMarcus Cousins step up in the Warriors - Rockets game on Mar 13 2019. With Kevin Durant out, Cousins stepped into his role in KD’s favorite crunch time play. Watch the chess match as GSW and HOU adjust and counter-adjust as the play is repeated. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela.

Explain One Play: The Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins Show

Klay Thompson and newcomer DeMarcus Cousins have developed early chemistry. Watch them cover for each other on defense and screen for each other on offense as they break open the Spurs-Warriors game. Includes Coach Kerr’s new play for them, DeMarcus’s floor mouthpiece and Klay faceplanting and going into Hulk mode.

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins fake a Pick and Roll

The Golden State Warriors are adjusting some classic plays for their new big man DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s a play that looks like a pick and roll for Stephen Curry, which turns into a sneak attack for Cousins. But what if Cousins wants to share and confuses everyone instead? Co-starring Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston and 1999 Steve Kerr on the Spurs.

Explain One Play: DeMarcus Cousins splashes 3s, gets splashed by Curry and Thompson

DeMarcus Cousins had a splashy debut with the Golden State Warriors. Watch him splash the two three-pointers that broke open the game, and watch Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson show him the true meaning of "The Splash Brothers" live on national TV. Co-starring Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

Top 10 Explain One Play videos of 2018

Countdown of the most popular Golden State Warriors analysis videos of 2018.

Explain One Play: How will DeMarcus Cousins fit in Steve Kerr’s offense?

DeMarcus Cousins makes his debut for the Golden State Warriors on Friday and everyone is wondering how he’ll fit in the powerhouse offense. We analyze video of Cousins running two of Coach Kerr’s frequent plays to imagine how his passing and scoring will fit.

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry outduels Luka Doncic

Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic had a thrilling duel down the stretch of the Warriors-Mavericks game. Watch how Steph scored his points and the defenses the Warriors used to contain Luka down the stretch and pull off the last-minute comeback win. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and LeBron James!

Explain One Play Quiz: Can you outwit Klay Thompson?

Klay Thompson dropped in 43 points for the Golden State Warriors on a mere four dribbles against the Knicks. Watch his mastery of off-ball movement and deception as you try to match wits with Klay in this video quiz. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

Explain One Play: Stephen Curry conquers Kings and their ankles

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was serious about winning against the Sacramento Kings. He finally let Stephen Curry play the entire fourth quarter and he even ran Curry pick and rolls with Kevin Durant. Watch Steph pour in 20 fourth quarter pts while playing excellent defense. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Justin Jackson’s ankles.

Explain One Play: Jordan Bell One-handed Alley-oop Dunk

Jordan Bell of the Golden State Warriors produced his best game of the year against the Suns. Watch the JaVale McGee play GSW ran for him for an alley-oop dunk, and how he used his speed and hops to get layups and dunks. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

Explain One Play: Durant lobs to Curry for the alley-oop dunk??

Stephen Curry, for the first time in his career, called for an alley-oop lob in the Memphis Grizzlies - Golden State Warriors game. Is he insane for calling for a lob? Would Kevin Durant deliver the lob? Would he throw down the dunk? Watch for the answers, along with a breakdown of the Warriors Weave play leading to the lob call.

Explain One Play: Jordan Bell between the legs pass to Stephen Curry

Golden State Warrior Jordan Bell made highlights with his between-the-legs pass to Stephen Curry. After the Milwaukee Bucks game, Zaza Pachulia claimed he taught Jordan Bell that pass. Was Zaza right? Come along on a quick historical tour of how the "Zaza pass" became part of Warriors culture, all the way back to Andrew Bogut and even Luke Walton’s playing days. Video from the Warriors-Bucks game on Dec 7 2018.

Explain One Play: Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson end the Magic

Coach Steve Kerr pulled out his three favorite Kevin Durant plays to help KD, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors end the Orlando Magic and complete a comeback from 18 points down. Co-starring Andre Iguodala yelling at Kevon Looney and Stephen Curry imitating a car crash.

Explain One Play: Klay Thompson flexes on the Kings

Watch how Klay Thompson put back his last second shot to save the Golden State Warriors against the Sacramento Kings. Kevon Looney was the unsung hero with great boxing out and generally creating extra chances with offensive rebounds. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Quinn Cook. Video from the Kings-Warriors game on Nov 24 2018.