Watch The Warriors Stage An Incredible 23-point Comeback To Continue Their Perfect Season
November 20 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
When you win an NBA championship -- or any championship for that matter -- there's usually some sort of drop off the next season; a hangover. Whether it's because players leave in free agency or because your competition puts a target on your back every night -- or simply because you don't have the same burning drive to dominate on a nightly basis -- it's hard to replicate profound success in back-to-back seasons. But when everyone discounts your championship because you beat a team that was missing two of its best players, apparently you come out of the gate hotter than the event horizon of a supermassive black hole.
Those are hot, right? Whatever, you get the point.
The Golden State Warriors are on a tour de force, looking to convince every single last one of us that they're the best basketball team in the galaxy.
After going down 3-2 early on, the Los Angeles Clippers proceeded to outscore the Warriors 39-22 for the rest of the quarter behind the kind of play you'd normally expect to result in a win -- especially when you're a top five team playing at home.
Twas not the case.
The Warriors mounted a comeback that took all off 44 minutes to complete, winning rather easily by seven points. Chris Paul -- who wound up with 35 points on 13 of 22 shooting -- must've walked off the court with that feeling you get when you're gleefully romping around in the ocean, get out, then realize that you're at an entirely different part of beach. The Los Angeles Clippers were fighting against an unstoppable force of nature. They were caught in the Warriors' basketball undertow.
The Warriors had a 100 percent effective field-goal percentage in the fourth quarter.