NBA Finals 2019: 3 reasons why Golden State Warriors will do a three-peat

Golden State Warriors are looking for a three-peat
Golden State Warriors are looking for a three-peat

The Golden State Warriors have reached their fifth consecutive NBA finals. They have won three out of the last four championships and are looking for a three-peat.

The Warriors started off their playoff campaign with a 4-2 win in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. Then they fended of the challenge of the Houston Rockets with another 4-2 win.

In the Western Conference finals, the Warriors rolled over the Portland Trail Blazers, winning the series 4-0.

Kevin Durant was spectacular during the early parts of the playoff. And since his injury, Stephen Curry has been destroying opponents for fun.

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Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are playing like All-Stars too, and the Warriors are looking invincible. Even the role players have started to put things together. Quinn Cook, Kevon Looney and Alfonzo McKinnie are getting valuable minutes.

Here, let's have a look at three reasons why the Golden State Warriors seem set for a three peat:

#3 Experienced supporting cast

Andre Iguodala is still a key part of the Warriors setup
Andre Iguodala is still a key part of the Warriors setup

The Golden State Warriors are just the second team in NBA history to reach five straight NBA finals. And they have won 8 of the last 9 matches in the NBA finals against a LeBron James led team.

The Warriors are very experienced when it comes to performing in the NBA finals. Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala have both won championships and are expected to play key roles again. The Warriors are also getting great support from Quinn Cook and Kevon Looney, and they have championship-winning experience with the team too.

DeMarcus Cousins is also expected to return to the lineup during the finals, and it will be very difficult to contain him if he is fully fit. The Warriors wouldn't be bothered at all about the pressure of playing in the NBA finals.

#2 The constant presence of All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have been a part of this dynasty since the very beginning. They won the championship in 2015 without the presence of Kevin Durant.

Both Klay and Green are very impactful at both ends of the floor. The Warriors rely on Klay to provide great shooting and perimeter defense on the best guard of the opponent team. Green meanwhile is the emotional leader, and provides defensive structure while also being the primary ball handler for the team.

Klay and Green were both superb against the Portland Trail Blazers. Green sparked the comeback wins with his high energetic displays while Klay, who recently made his first All-Defensive team, was majorly responsible for containing the back court duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard.

Both Klay and Green are capable of taking the game away from the Raptors in the NBA finals

#1 The offensive juggernaut, Steph Curry

Steph Curry is going to be the most important player in the NBA finals
Steph Curry is going to be the most important player in the NBA finals

If we talk of analytics, Stephen Curry might be the most brutal offensive power in the history of the NBA. His effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentages are off the charts. He is the most efficient scorer in the NBA.

In the Western Conference finals against the Blazers, Curry scored 146 points in 4 matches - which is the highest points total in a finals sweep. He also had an outrageous true shooting percentage of 66%.

Curry's constant running through the screens along the perimeter makes him almost impossible to defend. If he is locked in for the series, the Golden State Warriors will have an easy route to their fourth championship in five years.

Curry is the most important player for the Warriors, and has a galvanizing effect on the entire team.

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Edited by Musab Abid
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