The Warriors delivered an incredible performance Tuesday night as Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green led the way to a 122-116 win over the No. 2 seeded Pheonix Suns. Despite going 11/40 from behind the arc, the Warriors were able to make a comeback to record their second win in a row.
The underdogs have managed to beat the top 2 seeded teams in the last two games, Utah Jazz and Pheonix Suns.
Draymond Green, who dropped a triple double, spoke on the Warriors performance post game.
“A lot of guys stepped up… you know, Baze [Kent Bazemore] had a huge game, Wiggs [Andrew Wiggins] was incredible. he carried us tonight,” Draymond said.
“And for us to get that win and Steph [Stephen Curry] to struggle… you know says a lot about the growth of this team.”
Kent Bazemore put up 17 Pts, 2 Ast and 3 Reb while Andrew Wiggins had himself a night to remember with 38 Pts, 3 Ast, and 7 Reb.
Warriors, who finished at the bottom of the standings last season, find themselves with a chance to make the playoffs this year with a core of young and exciting players.
Comparisons have been drawn with the 2006-2007 Warriors’ “We Believe” team. However, while Draymond was happy to see the team getting praised for its exploits, he said it would be wrong to say they were similar.
“We ain’t no ‘we believe 2.0’. We got three championships. We got f***ing Steph Curry,” he said.
What is similar between the two GSW teams?
Perhaps the only similarity between the 2006-07 Warriors and the 2020-21 Warriors may be that they went from being a last-place team in their division the previous year to a Playoff team the next.
The ‘We Believe Warriors’ started the season in the middle of a 12-year Playoff drought. But thanks to big additions, the Dubs managed to turn things around for themselves and squeeze their way to the Playoffs as the 8th seed.
Similarly, this year, the Warriors are also the eighth seed at 37-33. This is no small feat considering they went 15-50 last season. Hence, the comparison between the two teams may be justified.
As the season approaches its end, the Warriors have 2 games left on their schedule. The first of them will come against the Pelicans on Friday night.
Let us know what you think in the comments!