10 Reasons Why The Golden State Warriors Are Going To The Playoffs

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10. Consistency of David Lee and Stephen Curry

Nov 19, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) embraces shooting guard Stephen Curry (30) after their win against the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors defeated the Mavericks 105-101. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

No matter what kind of challenge the Warriors faced, David Lee and Stephen Curry have always been the constants. David Lee is just a double-double machine. He had an NBA season-high 56 double-doubles, which makes him the first Warrior to lead the NBA in double-doubles since Wilt Chamberlain did in the 1963-1964 season. Lee also ended the season with 31 games of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, which is the most by a Warrior since Nate Thurmond had 66 in the 1972-1973 season. In addition, Lee was the first Warriors All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.

Speaking of All-Stars, Steph Curry was snubbed. He should have been selected to the Western Conference All-Star team. Curry is the first player in NBA history with 250 threes and 500 assists in a single season, to score 50 points and make 10+ threes in one game, with five games in a single season with 35 points and seven threes, and to average at least 6 assists and three three-pointers per game. He also hit 272 threes this season, which is the most single-season three-pointers in NBA history. Curry is arguably one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.

In addition to each players’ statistical prowess, both players are the leaders of this team. They are the faces of the franchise, and they are the most consistent players for the Warriors. The team can count on Lee for a double-double each night, and they can count on Curry for at least 20 points and nearly 10 assists each night too. When Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes play well, the Warriors almost always win, but the Warriors can always expect great nights from Lee and Curry.