As the Warriors prepare to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a game of basketball that could go down as the greatest of all time on Sunday, here’s a look at the team that built the blueprint for their franchise.
The foundation The Warriors became a dynasty in 2011 when the team won their first NBA title in four years, and they also became the first team since the Lakers in 1976 to win a title without an All-Star.
They are the only team in NBA history to win two NBA titles in four seasons, with five different players having at least 10 years of NBA experience.
The Warriors also won their second consecutive NBA title on Dec. 16, 2013, with Kevin Durant leading the team to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2009.
That year, Durant played a pivotal role in their victory.
The team won six of the past seven regular-season championships, the most ever in NBA annals, but the Warriors have had some trouble winning titles.
In all but one of the previous five seasons, the Warriors are 0-12 when trailing in the second half of the season.
This year, they’ve been outscored by a combined 11.7 points per game.
They have also lost eight straight regular-year games to start the season, which is tied for the most consecutive losses in the NBA.
The 2015-16 Warriors won the first of three consecutive NBA championships.
Durant averaged 25.6 points and 9.3 rebounds as he won two titles in a row, the first two of which were in 2011.
The Warriors went to the Finals in 2016 and were swept by the Los Altos.
The team finished with a record of 32-31 in the regular season.
In the 2015-2016 season, Durant averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, leading the league with 3,923 points.
He became the sixth player in NBA Finals history to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and a triple-double.
The only players to do that since the 1980s were Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Tracy McGrady.
In fact, Durant has been the most productive player in the Finals for three consecutive years.
Durant, Durant and Warriors teammate Draymond Green are the Warriors’ all-time leader in games played, assists and steals.
The five other Warriors players with the most playoff wins are Kevin Durant (2007), Paul George (2013), Steph Curry (2016), Drayvonne Maximus (2018) and Harrison Barnes (2016).2.
The cultureThe Warriors’ culture has evolved during the five years the Warriors won five championships.
The foundation of the Warriors was built on a winning culture.
It’s the reason Golden State has won four titles in six seasons, and the foundation for a successful franchise is a team that wants to win.
The way that players conduct themselves in practice and in games, and in the locker room, are key elements of winning.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr is one of only five NBA coaches to have won five titles with his team.
Kerr was fired by the Houston Rockets in 2014 after the team went 30-33 in the season he led.
He has since been named the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2016, Kerr was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Warriors to a record 32-30 record in the playoffs.
The record was the most by a head coach in NBA playoff history.
After winning five consecutive NBA titles, Kerr and the Warriors went 42-25 in the 2016-17 season, the longest active streak in the league.
He was also named the 2015 NBA Coach of Year.
The culture was the difference-maker in Golden State’s title run.
The teams culture was also the key factor in the Warriors winning six of seven regular season titles.
The most memorable moment of the team’s championship run was when Durant joined Curry and Durant for the final time after they were separated by the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs after a loss in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Curry and the rest of the squad walked off the court after the game to hug Durant, and everyone cheered for him.
The biggest difference between Durant and Curry was how they handled each other on and off the floor.
Curry was more competitive than Durant, but they didn’t let it get to them on the court.
They bonded over their love of the game and their commitment to playing together, and Durant is a great teammate.
The way that the Warriors approached their playoff series against the Lakers was the reason the Warriors were able to win their first championship.
They took control of the series and led by 20 points with five minutes left in the third quarter.
The next six teams played for a combined 57 points, and Curry scored 34 points to lead the Warriors.
Curry became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 10,000 career points, eclipsing the previous record held by Kevin Durant