There’s a theory about playoff basketball: the best player in the series usually wins. Coaches gonna coach, role players gonna role play, but at the end of seven games, it’s the team with the most nuclear star who’ll end up moving on. Opinion goes both ways on whether this is true, but the Warriors-Nuggets series is giving us a great case study. Based on the regular season — and key Warriors forward David Lee’s injury in Game 1 — the better team is far and away the Denver Nuggets. But the best player is the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who had a breakout year in 2012-13 — he set the record for most three-pointers made in a single season — and he showed it Tuesday night.
Other Warriors players also contributed to the win in a big way, with Jarrett Jack going for 26, Harrison Barnes for 24, and Klay Thompson for 21. But Curry dominating the floor is what the Warriors need to conquer the Nugs.
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