Behind 64 points by the Curry – Thompson – Wiggins trio and a Draymond Green who is still in the oven and on the grind, Golden State found a way to victory (111-101) against the Knicks. The defending champion will try to continue in Houston to earn his first victory of the season away from the Chase Center. After two great victories, in Utah and Denver, the Knicks fell into their trap again.
Worrying more than Phoenix, the Warriors are starting high with 12 assists on their first 13 baskets. Klay Thompson takes advantage of this altruism to regain his address, and the rhythm defense limits the Knicks to 5/21 on shots in the first quarter (35-19). Golden State insisted and 13 points from Andrew Wiggins in the second period increased the gap to +22 (58-36).
New York, currently on the streets, is starting to find its rhythm thanks to the duo Jalen Brunson – Julius Randle. The percussion of the leader and the address of the interior allowed them to finish the half with a 14-3 to reduce their deficit by half (61-50).
So far cautious with scoring, Stephen Curry is making sure the Knicks aren’t allowed to get back below the ten point mark. The two-time MVP exploded in the third period of his class. He scored ten points, delivered three caviars and systematically took the New York defense from behind (81-61). The Warriors, however, lacked toughness. They offer 7 offensive rebounds to their opponent, lose 4 balls and they let Derrick Rose keep the visitors alive (87-74).
Facing the second five from Golden State, the Knicks confirmed and returned to -8 on a 3-pointer from Julius Randle (98-90). It is hopeless to the boss, the owner of the Chase Center, the so-called Stephen Curry. The Golden State star quickly got everything going by scoring 6 points and finding Klay Thompson behind 7.25m to put the lid on a well-deserved victory.
WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER
– 41 baskets scored, and 32 assists for Golden State. Anger against his players for their lack of application and their haste to attack, especially Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr announced the color before the meeting. “Historically, we’re a team that brings the ball to life. We’re number one in assists or very close every season. When the ball moves, we play better and Klay benefits from that. » His players followed his instructions to the letter, dishing out 17 assists in the first half, building a collective game worthy of Golden State’s great season. Stephen Curry set the tone by systematically finding the pass at the start of the game, allowing Klay Thompson, who was fairer tonight, to score 11 of his 20 points in the first quarter.
– The New York “Bricks”. The Knicks come to San Francisco with an unenviable 28th in 3-point range (32%). Faced with a great defensive effort from Golden State, rare enough to highlight, they found a way to do worse! Except for the heat stroke at the end of the second quarter (6/8), the Knicks went 0/10 in the first quarter, 1/9 in the second quarter, and 2/7 in the final quarter. poor 26% match success rate.
– Evan Fournier is still out of the rotation. For the third match in a row, the captain of the French team did not play. Evan Fournier went from starter, to substitute, to out of rotation in ten days while Tom Thibodeau decided to reduce his rotation to nine players with Cam Reddish and Immanuel Quickley, both 23, now leading the Frenchman.
✅ Stephen Curry. After his 50 points in the last game, Stephen Curry put himself at the service of the team, favoring the collective in the first half, before becoming more of a scorer after the break. He finished with 24 points, including 16 in the second half, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds.
✅ Clay Thompson. More than his 20 points on 8/16 shots and 4/10 from 3-pointers, it is the patience and the desire to stay in the rhythm of the collective that should be highlighted for the “Splash Brother”. He also passed JJ Redick for 16th place on the all-time 3-point shooter chart.
✅ ⛔Julius Randle. He was going to be the best Knick tonight with 20 points and 7 rebounds but he pushed hard, stopping the ball movement to try to play alone.
⛔ Jalen Brunson – RJ Barrett. The Knicks fullback struggled throughout the game. The proof in their 8/32 in combined shots.
⛔ Jordan Poole. The Warriors’ sixth man continues to want to do more. He often makes the difference but he doesn’t take advantage of it because he tries to make the difference with two or three more dribbles than simply playing. He finished the match 5/17 in shots, with 3 wild shots.
Golden State (7-9) : The Warriors travel to Houston on Sunday to try to get their first road win.
New York (8-8): The Knicks continue in Phoenix on Sunday.