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'21 Season E1P Review: Steph Curry mid season, Full Carry Mode
Reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated
To get us in the mood for next season, I’m going to run some Explain One Play highlights of 2020-21. Many of these previously were subs-only articles, but are now free as a present to our faithful off-season readers.
Explain One Play - Stephen Curry Blows Out The Wolves In One Minute
The Timberwolves had hustled and fought to stay in this game and now made a run to slice the Warriors lead to 8 points. Stephen Curry came back on the court and one minute of game time later, it was a 14 point lead and that was that.
Special focus on the Warriors HORNS set and the automatic three-man split cuts that are the basis of Kerr’s new system, and which the team has started to get the hang of.
Co-starring Kevon Looney as the passer, Draymond Green in a subdued role, Andrew Wiggins as the trigger man, Ricky Rubio as the enemy quarterback, and Klay Thompson in a tragic love story of unrequited dap.
Explain One Play Reaction - Stephen Curry Does the Detroit Smash While Messing Around
Here is a live reaction video to the second quarter of the DET-GSW game on 2021.01.30.
You get me being amused, appalled and amazed at some of Stephen Curry’s plays. Co-starring Andrew Wiggins with a butt of steel, Draymond Green pleading with the gods to not forsake him, James Wiseman shaking his head pitying the hubristic, and what seem like a large army of Plumlees roving the land.
Beginner's Guide: Stephen Curry's Cyclone
If you're a typical NBA fan, you only see the ball, the man holding the ball and the defender. This mostly works to understand simple on-ball offenses like the old Rockets James Harden 5-out isolations, or LeBron James isos, or even a lot of simple pick and roll offenses.
But you are still missing a lot of the picture, especially if you are a Warriors fan. It is impossible to appreciate even one-third of Stephen Curry’s effect on the game if you don’t watch off-ball. That’s how you get ignoramuses online who are loud and proud to not know what Steph’s gravity is.
I’m going to try something a bit different in this Explain One Play. I'm going to give you a very specific way that you can start developing the habit of watching off the ball. And that is by watching video and rewinding video.