The Golden State Warriors are fresh off of last night’s 120-107 smackdown of the Houston Rockets, but now a much more dangerous opponent is coming to town. The Atlanta Hawks, last year’s Eastern Conference finalist and the team that maybe ended Ben Simmons career, will be the Dubs’ foe on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Hawks are 4-6 right now and looking to get on track after taking a loss to the Phoenix Suns in their last game. In that game alleged Stephen Curry clone Trae Young scored 31 points with 13 assists, but couldn’t get his team over the hump.
He’ll have to deal with Golden State’s vaunted defense, currently ranked #1 in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Curry is playing arguably the best defense of his career.
Jordan Poole on Steph Curry’s defense: “For his position, he’s one of the best defenders in the league.”
— Joe Viray (@JoeVirayNBA) November 8, 2021
FIRST TEAM ALL DEFENSE STEPHEN CURRY
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) November 6, 2021
But the beauty of the Warriors is they have more than one defender to throw at Young to test his mettle, including Gary Payton II who is wreaking havoc on a nightly basis.
GP2 on talking defense with his dad: “To be honest, we really don’t talk about defense…I wasn’t offensively gifted like he was, so I had to do it on the defensive end. I made sure I was great at defense, and it’s led to steals dunks, and that’s how I got my offense going.”
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) November 8, 2021
WHO: Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks
WHEN: Monday, November 8th, 2021; 7:00 pm PST
WATCH: NBCS Bay Area
LISTEN: 95.7 The Game
Will the Warriors win this game and go 9-1?
Yes, they’re too hot!
Nah, this game will expose them as merely 8-2 caliber
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