“The Warriors will be ripe first round prey by season’s end. This once-solid defense is forever broken…” That was me, ever knowing and prescient, in a 5-on-5 for ESPN.com that was published on back on March 8th. At the time we had no reason to believe otherwise; those words were hardly bold or incendiary. Golden State’s defense was gashed in February the way we thought it could be all season long, a near top ten unit that was the driving force behind the team’s pre-All Star break success far, far gone.
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