Golden State Warriors: 3 keys for Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals

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1. Strength In Numbers can’t just be a cool catchphrase

Even with the Warriors being as depleted as they currently are, the defending champs have been, for the most part, a two-man show, with some offensive firepower from Draymond Green in short stints.

The supporting cast for the Golden State Warriors has been the worst it has been in their five-consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals. It started two years ago, but the addition of Kevin Durant happened to shore up a lot of the deficiencies that the Warriors had, and still have to this day.

Without Kevin Durant, their lack of scoring from their frontcourt is quite alarming. Even when Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins are able to chip in a respectable 10-16 points (their season averages), without KD the Warriors are much easier to defend in comparison to previous iterations of the team.

Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala are showing clear signs of regression with advanced age, and the Warriors, for as great as they may be, haven’t had any of their young draft picks outside of Quinn Cook turn into reliable rotational pieces.

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If the Warriors truly believe in the mantra Strength In Numbers, Game 4 is the perfect time to remind the world that it takes an army to win an NBA championship.