Top 12 Explain One Play Videos of 2019, #9 - #12

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Here are the Top 12 play analysis videos from the 2018-2019 season as measured by the all-important metric of YouTube views! They are all pretty good, though.

12. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson save the Finals

(Jun 12, 2019) Watch how Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to one of the most improbable comebacks in NBA Finals history, down 6 with 3 min left in elimination Game 5. Watch Curry giving a pep talk on the bench after Kevin Durant’s stunning re-injury, and see how Kerr stole a Spurs play. Co-starring great defense from Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green.

11. Why Warriors Coach Steve Kerr is obsessed with Strength In Numbers

(May 19, 2019) Coach Steve Kerr is famous for his devotion to his bench players. Sometimes he uncovers a gem like Kevon Looney, Alfonzo McKinnie, Quinn Cook or Jordan Bell against the Blazers, other times he confuses and infuriates fans with his playing role players in key minutes. How did he become this way? We explain through four key stories from his playing career where the bench won championships for the Bulls and Spurs.

10. How Klay Thompson Decoys Unlock Stephen Curry

(Apr 20, 2019) The Clippers stole Game 2 from the Warriors using “top-locking” defense. Watch how in Game 3, Klay Thompson ran a series of decoy backdoor cuts to counter this defense and create space for Stephen Curry. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, Patrick Beverley, and Steve Kingpin Ballmer.

9. The Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins Show

(Feb 9, 2019) Klay Thompson and newcomer DeMarcus Cousins have developed early chemistry. Watch them cover for each other on defense and screen for each other on offense as they break open the Spurs-Warriors game. Includes Coach Kerr’s new play for them, DeMarcus’s floor mouthpiece and Klay faceplanting and going into Hulk mode.