The Golden State Warriors have been the picture of consistency this postseason, rolling to a 6-0 start and winning their games by an average of nearly 16 points. Their current scoring differential would be the best in NBA history.
The Warriors have been so dominant in their Western Conference semifinals series against the Utah Jazz that they haven’t trailed for a single second.
A secret to the Warriors' consistent success this postseason? Their ball movement.
Against the Jazz, the Warriors have posted 32 and 33 assists in the first two games. Golden State has assisted on 79 percent of all its field goals in this series and 69 percent of its field goals in the entire postseason.
Game 2 was the Warriors' 53rd game with 30 or more assists (regular season and playoffs), 34 more than next-closest team. The last team to have at least 53 30-assists games in a season was the 1985-86 Lakers (also 53).
The Warriors have only attempted one more shot than the Jazz this series, but not all shots are created equal. Golden State has 39 more attempts preceded by a pass.
According to Elias research, in the Game 2 win, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green became the first trio of NBA teammates in nine years to each score at least 20 points and hand out five or more assists in a playoff game.
Golden State has a 97 percent chance to win this series according to ESPN's BPI. BPI is giving the Warriors a 35 percent chance to sweep the series.