Following a long-awaited return for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, the Golden State Warriors cruised past the L.A. Clippers 112-94 on Friday night.
This was a commanding performance from the Warriors that saw them ease past the Clippers behind a collective effort. This was led by two-time league MVP Stephen Curry being tied for a game-high 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the floor. This was the best bet performance of the contest.
Curry was highly effective in the paint hitting all five attempts in the paint while hitting a pair of 3-pointers from the left wing spot. Curry has been their most effective scoring as the head of the snake of their offensive attack on a nightly basis.
He has picked it up another notch over the last five games averaging 35.2 points per contest while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor and 50.7 percent from beyond the arc. Curry has highly effective from distance over that stretch hitting at least three shots from beyond the arc in each contest and at least five in all but once in during this span.
This should continue to be the case for Curry as he has been one of the most consistent scorers in the league that has been an incredibly consistent betting option from beyond the arc. His production will be something that Hoopit users can count on a nightly basis.
Kevin Durant put forth a strong scoring effort with 24 points on an efficient 8-of-13 shooting with his five misses coming from beyond the arc. Durant hit all three attempts in the paint and both attempts from the mid-range zone above the free throw line. Durant has been effective in the last five games averaging 26.2 points per contest along with being 54.8 percent from the floor and 51.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Cousins put forth a solid effort in his first game of the year as he had 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor while going 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in 15 minutes before fouling out. Cousins was effective shooting a pair from the right wing in the contest.
Although this point it is difficult to assess what kind of impact Cousins will make moving forward. That said, he will have his opportunities to put forth dependable scoring each time he takes the floor.
The Clippers may have come up on the short end of the stick, Tobias Harris poured in another highly productive performance with 28 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor that included going 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. This saw him hit a pair of 3-pointers from the right wing along with going 4-of-7 from the paint.
Harris has been their leading offensive factor on a nightly basis. He has been the best option each time that the Clippers take the floor. He has been going through a breakout campaign that should see plenty more big night ahead of him that could continue help Hoopit users give them solid returns.