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The Golden State Warriors rallied an emotional win on Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, 101-98. The Warriors had to face some immediate hurdles for Game 4 after receiving news just before pregame that Head Coach, Steve Kerr was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hours after, Draymond Green learned his college teammate was killed in Florida on Monday morning.
Golden State continued to do what veterans do in May, take care of business and play through tough emotions to win a hard fought basketball game in a wild series. Assistant Head Coach, Mike Brown, took the wheels as a head coach for two teams in the same day – serving as acting coach for the Warriors in a vital playoff game while also being announced as head coach for the Sacramento Kings.
With just one game away from the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors have looked like the team to beat all year long. And now with the emergence of Jordan Poole and his stellar playoff performances, Golden State’s ‘Splash Brothers’ add another member in Poole, along with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
The Warriors have always been the “Big Three-Headed Dragon”, starting with the Splash Brothers and Draymond Green, then superstar Kevin Durant, and now it is Jordan Poole.
During ESPN First Take on Tuesday morning, the show featured a flashback of Stephen A. Smith declaring the Warriors to win the championship dating all the way back to November. Not only does Stephen Smith believe in the Warriors, Golden State is currently the favorites to win the NBA title (+200).
Are the Golden State Warriors destined for another NBA title this year?