Sitting atop the Western conference with a record of 11-2, the Warriors have been performing excellently this season, with an average point differential of +11.1. One of the most key aspects of their victories would have to be the individual performance of players.
Curry, for one, has been playing beautifully. Steph is averaging 29.5 PPG, leading the league. Curry scored 51 points against the Washington Wizards, knocking down 11 threes on 16 attempts. That's not even the best part - he did all that in just 32 minutes on the court. Curry now has 6 games with 11+ three pointers. The rest of the NBA combined has 7. Let that sink in.
Next, Durant, averaging 27, 7, and 7, is also playing well above the competition. Yeah, you read that right. Two players averaging damn near 30 points a game, on the same team. His chemistry with the Warriors has been off the charts this season. He's fit in with the team's run-and-gun offense beautifully, especially because of his shooting prowess.
As for Thompson, the man just blew us all away. NBA record 14 three pointers made in a single game. Absolutely mental. 52 points, 14 made threes, all in 27 minutes of action. This is now Thompson's second game with 50+ points in under 28 minutes. The rest of the NBA combined has 0 such games. That game, Thompson also tied the record for most threes in a half (10). He walked off after his 14th made with 3:44 left in the third.
It was fairly obvious from the very beginning that the Warriors targeted getting Thompson out of a shooting slump that game. He'd gone 5-36 from range to begin the season, averaging 15 points a game. From the very beginning of the game, the Warriors set some brilliant screens for him, getting him wide open looks. Once he started knocking his shots down, they kept feeding him the ball, and he kept working it, scoring an outstanding 23 points in the first quarter, contributing enormously to the Warriors' 92 points at the half. Oh, also, Klay made 3 more three pointers than the entire Bulls roster that game.
I'm going to leave you with one last exciting, scary thought. DeMarcus Cousins, a man that averaged 25 and 13 last year, hasn't even stepped foot on the court yet.