Magic Johnson explains possible real reason for Warriors going 0-2 against Kings in 2023 playoffs

Magic Johnson reveals real reason behind Warriors going 0-2
Magic Johnson reveals real reason behind Warriors going 0-2

Magic Johnson gave his thoughts on one of the more exciting playoff series in the Western Conference on Tuesday afternoon. The Hall of Fame point guard pointed out an underlying factor that might be helping the Sacramento Kings against the Golden State Warriors.

This year, the Kings made history with their performances in the regular season. While securing the third seed in the West, they made the postseason for the first time since 2006.

Despite being out of the playoffs for so long, the Kings are turning heads with their displays in the first round. Following their 114-106 win on Monday night, they have a commanding 2-0 lead over the Golden State Warriors.

With Sacramento sitting in a strong position, Magic Johnson took to Twitter to give his thoughts on their success. He feels that their secret weapon is coach Mike Brown and his previous experience in the NBA.

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"I am not surprised the Kings are up 2-0 against the Warriors," Johnson tweeted. "The Kings' secret weapon is Coach Mike Brown who knows the Warriors very well given his role as associate head coach for 6 years."

After having head coaching gigs with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Lakers from 2005-14, Brown took an assistant coaching position on Steve Kerr's staff. He spent six years with the organization before accepting the role as Kings head coach.

Magic Johnson brings up interesting point in Kings-Warriors series

It might not have been talked about much leading up to the series, but Magic Johnson brought up an interesting wrinkle in this matchup. Since Mike Brown spent so much time with this Golden State Warriors core, he is well aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

When Steve Kerr took over as Golden State's head coach, he implemented a movement-heavy system that helped turn Steph Curry and Klay Thompson into stars. Many teams have tried to copy it, and few have been able to stop it.

Through two games, the Sacramento Kings have been able to slow the Warriors offense enough to seal two victories. Brown's knowledge of the team and its system could have a large part to do with that.

What better person to knock off the Warriors than someone who had an up-close look at how they operate? Because of this, Brown might be the biggest X-factor in this entire series.

While the Kings are in a good position, they still have a tough road ahead. They now have to go on the road for the next two games and try to steal a win.

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