The Warriors are four games into their 2013 playoff run and they have at least three more in them. Over the course of the last week, there have been no shortage of storylines, but one cannot go long talking about the Warriors-Nuggets playoff series without mentioning the play of Stephen Curry. With that in mind, we start off our two-man game with a question about the fourth-year Warriors guard. Bloggers Adam Lauridsen (Fast Break) and Rich Twu (Golden State of Mind) take over from here.

Can Stephen Curry now be classified as a superstar?

Adam Lauridsen | Fast Break | @GSWFastBreak
At least in this series, yes. My test for superstardom is whether you force opponents to adjust to your game. Almost every adjustment the Nuggets have made this series has been to deal with Curry. When they went small, it was to counter the pick and rolls he was running. When they doubled, it was to force the ball out of his hands. When they shifted back to single coverage, it was because he was still punishing the smaller line-up on pick and rolls. We've seen hot shooting before, but this is something more. He's been orchestrating the Warriors' attack, getting his teammates involved and knocking down one dagger shot after another. Hindsight is 20/20 and Jackson has done a tremendous job with his rotations this series, but I can't help but mention that if Curry plays another minute or two at the end of the third quarter in Game 1, the Warriors might be prepping for San Antonio right now.

Rich Twu | Golden State of Mind | @poormanscommish
Not quite. I would like to see him win a few "nailbiter" games in the waning moments. As such, I have him slightly behind Kyrie Irving, who did have such games this season. Steph will certainly get his fair share of opportunities. I've said it before, but I believe Curry is *destined* to be a superstar. It's not a matter of "if". It's a matter of "when". I hope he gets there sooner than I had projected earlier this season.

Stephen Curry ranks fourth in the NBA in playoff scoring (27.3 ppg) and first in assists (10.0 apg). (photo: Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)

Have you learned anything about the Warriors during this series that you didn’t know already?

Adam Lauridsen | Fast Break | @GSWFastBreak
The mental and physical toughness has been a wonderful surprise. You never know how a team is going to respond to the playoffs until they get there. This team has thrived as the underdog all season, but their performance after Lee went down has been the most impressive stretch yet. They've been mentally tough in how they've all stepped up their games. They've been physically tough in how they've battled against the Nuggets to become the aggressors in this series. From Bogut to Curry, they're going at the Nuggets and forcing them to adapt.

Rich Twu | Golden State of Mind | @poormanscommish
I've learned that Mark Jackson has somehow raised the ceiling of potential for some key guys. Not just Steph, but also Harrison Barnes as we saw early in the series, as well as -- to my surprise -- Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli. That has taught me more about Jackson than it has about Green and Ezeli, if that makes sense. My respect for Jackson's coaching abilities has gone up exponentially as a result.

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