05/25/2022, 4:23 PM
Poor shooting effort from deep
Thompson has struggled to become a factor in the current series against the Mavericks and has surpassed the 15-point mark just once in four games. What's even more worrisome is the fact that he's shooting just 34.2 percent from three-point range over his last 10 games.
05/25/2022, 4:13 PM
Strong effort off bench
Kuminga was one of the most productive players for Golden State in this loss, as he ended just two boards away from posting a double-double and finished as the team's second-highest scorer despite playing slightly over 20 minutes. This was the first time Kuminga scored in double digits off the bench during the current playoff run, but it's worth noting he has done that in three of his last five appearances overall.
05/25/2022, 4:02 PM
Scores 20 but Warriors lose
Curry didn't have his best shooting performance but still delivered a solid stat line, and he's now scored at least 20 points in each of his last five contests. The star floor general is averaging 26.7 points per game in the playoffs, but he's making "only" 38.4 percent of his three-point attempts. To put things into perspective, the 2021-22 regular season was the first time he shot under the 40 percent threshold from deep if excluding the 2019-20 campaign in which he only played five games. Even if his three-point numbers are not as efficient as they've been in the past, that shouldn't take anything away from Curry as the Warriors' main and most consistent offensive threat.