SAN FRANCISCO – Golden State’s ascent to the top of the NBA was fueled by the three.
Yes, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were the anchors of this dynasty, but we’re not talking about that triumvirate.
We’re talking about the 3-point shot.
The Warriors, led by the Splash Brothers – and I guess Green made a few, too – practically became synonymous with the three in the early days of the Dubs’ runs to what is now six NBA Finals in eight years.
Golden State revolutionized the game. But in order to reach the NBA Finals this season, they needed to go against the trend they created.
Now, the Dubs are heading back to the Finals on the strength of 2-point shots.