Video Breakdown: Warriors use Stephen Curry as decoy for JaVale McGee vs. Thunder

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had himself a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. He found a groove, had some highlight-worthy plays, and even got himself into a bit of a fight.

He also acted as a decoy on a very crafty play for none other than JaVale McGee.


That’s not a sentence I never expected to write, but the set was a thing of beauty and it showed that Steve Kerr was thinking a couple steps ahead of Billy Donovan during Golden State’s 111-95 win over OKC in Oklahoma.

Check out the full breakdown of the play above. It’s got all the elements you’d expect, and the Warriors used the Thunder’s propensity to jump early screens with Curry at the arc to their advantage.

Watch last week’s video of another decoy play here, one the Knicks ran for Kristaps Porzingis.