Golden State Warriors: 3 keys to victory in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 07: DeMarcus Cousins #0 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Four of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. NBA Finals (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

2. Secondary Scoring Options

Curry and Thompson will undoubtedly be asked to do the bulk of the scoring, but even that might not be enough. Even if the “Splash Brothers” put up a combined 60, where are the other 50 or so points likely needed for victory coming from?

The Warriors will need not only their stars to step up offensively, but the remainder of the team as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s one player coming through or a collection of players, the Warriors are going to need secondary scoring options to step up.

So far, that’s been a major challenge for the Warriors in this series.

Only two players that will be active for Thursday’s game outside of Curry and Thompson have scored double-digit points in a game this series — that being Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. And neither of them has managed to score more than 17 in a single outing.

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If the Warriors are going to outscore the Raptors, they’re going to need increased production on the offensive side of the ball from the remainder of their team. That means Green might have to contribute more offensively.

The same goes for Andre Iguodala who has been all-but-useless on offense save for his clutch three-pointer in Game 2. Cousins has been about as hit or miss as could be but it’s safe to say that the Warriors will be looking for the “good” version of Cousins in Game 6.

Elsewhere, the likes of Kevon Looney and especially Quinn Cook will have to do their part coming off the bench with the latter having the potential to get hot from three at any given moment.

It doesn’t matter who or where it comes from, but the Warriors need scoring and the “Splash Brothers” can’t do it all by themselves.