Top 12 Explain One Play Videos of 2019, #5 - #8
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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.
8. Stephen Curry is the best screening small in the NBA
(Jun 3, 2019) Stephen Curry got famous for long range shots, sweet layups and outrageous passes. But he still does the dirty work that most fans don't notice: setting screens that get his teammates open shots. He's the best small screener in basketball and here are five baskets in 2019 NBA Finals Game 2 he helped create with screens, including the famous Cyclone play. Co-starring Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Quinn Cook, Alfonzo McKinnie, Shaun Livingston, and a cruel Steve Kerr.
7. Steph, KD and the Ultimate Kerr Play
(Apr 6, 2019) The Golden State Warriors were on the verge of blowing a big lead to the Cavaliers, so they turned to the ultimate Steve Kerr play, the first play that Kerr ever installed and the one that started the dynasty. Starring Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
6. How Stephen Curry and the Warriors Trapped Damian Lillard
(May 18, 2019) Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers were shredding the Golden State Warriors defense in Game 2 of the 2019 Western Conference Finals. But at halftime, the Warriors made four specific changes to their traps which led to a huge comeback, fueled on both ends by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Kevon Looney. Co-starring the gentlemen Lillard, C.J. McCollum, and Jordan Bell.
5. Stephen Curry outduels Luka Doncic
(Jan 14, 2019) Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic had a thrilling duel down the stretch of the Warriors-Mavericks game. Watch how Steph scored his points and the defenses the Warriors used to contain Luka down the stretch and pull off the last-minute comeback win. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and special guest LeBron James.
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Trolling Missing Barry: Curry's Picks one of the reasons why Steph's a on offense than Giannis ;)
Random but here's Game 6 from the Houston series last playoffs in its entirety. Such a satisfying game.