The Golden State Warriors finally moved Stephen Curry into the starting lineup ahead of their Game 5 battle against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.
This adjustment initially started when the team and head coach Steve Kerr announced that Curry won’t take a minute restriction anymore. The two-time league MVP initially played off the bench in four-straight games of the first-round series.
With the move, Draymond Green entered as the center to replace Kevon Looney, while Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins went at the three and the four spot, respectively. On the other side, the Dubs’ backcourt slate was fortified by both Curry and Jordan Poole.
This brand-new starting five is being dubbed as the newest ‘death lineup’ of the Warriors, considered by its versatility and loaded immense firepower.
Curry, who is averaging 27.5 points on and 5.5 assists so far, is eyeing to help Golden State to finish the Nuggets’s season who are down 3-1 this series.