The Golden State Warriors have found momentum, winning five games in a row and reaching above .500 for the first time since December 23. Forward Draymond Green attributes this success in part to his 16-game suspension, stating that it allowed the team to explore new strategies. His absence led to the emergence of third-year forward Jonathan Kuminga, who has become a game-changer for the team. With players like Kuminga, rookies Brandin Podziesmki, and Trayce Jackson-Davis contributing, the Warriors have found success, reflected in their improved defense and Stephen Curry's exceptional performance.

By the Numbers
  • The Warriors are 26-25, above .500 for the first time since December 23.
  • Stephen Curry has averaged nine 3-pointers over the last three games for the fifth time in his career.
State of Play
  • Warriors have won five consecutive games and are 1 1/2 games above the Utah Jazz for the 10th seed in the Western Conference.
  • The team's defense has improved from being ranked No. 28 to No. 4.
  • Third-year forward Jonathan Kuminga has scored in double figures for a career-high 31 consecutive games.
Bottom Line

Draymond Green's suspension and the emergence of young players have sparked a positive shift for the Golden State Warriors, contributing to their recent successful run and improved performance.