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Handing Out Golden State Warriors First-Quarter Awards

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Handing Out Golden State Warriors First-Quarter Awards
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The Golden State Warriors play with a team-first mentality. That is the biggest reason they find themselves at 15-8 with their best player sidelined.

Yes, Mark Jackson has the Warriors playing selfless team basketball. Still, this is the NBA, and real winning takes real talent. Without some "big-time players" making "big-time plays" (as coach Jackson would say), the Warriors would be, at best, hovering close to the .500 mark.

At the first-quarter mark of the season, here are my awards to individual Warriors. Let's celebrate the players who have made Warriors fans believe again.

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