Explain: how the new Warriors smallball death lineup ran away from the Jokic Nuggets in Game 1
2022 First Round Playoffs, Game 1
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The Warriors had a reunion of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, and then made their lineup extra spicy by adding Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, to form their new Smallball Death Lineup at the end of the second quarter in 2022.04.16.DEN-GSW.
The lineup in theory is hard to guard with four shooters and a playmaker, but in theory gives some back on the defensive end. Through a combination of Draymond Green’s great D and a sprinkle of a gimmick zone, the lineup worked great, turning a 3 point deficit into an 11 point lead in just a couple of minutes, and the Warriors cruised the rest of the way. With Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, Jeff Green, Monte Morris and Aaron Gordon.
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