The NBA regular season has almost come to a close. As teams make their final push towards the playoffs, players around the league have stepped up their game in more ways than one. Let’s take a look at Salute Magazine’s NBA team of the week.
STEPH CURRY- 31.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 6.0 APG, 2.5 SPG, .622% TPP
The Warriors may have actually lost to the Celtics this past weekend but that didn’t stop Chef Curry from putting up some ridiculous numbers. Curry shot better than 62 percent from beyond the arc and splashed five threes or more in four of the five games they played.
Steph Curry and the Warriors continue to set the bar very high, they just became the first team in NBA history to record 1,000 made three pointers.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 4, 2016
When he’s not hitting shots he’s also stopping teammates from dumping water on his head.
Steph Curry's long-distance accuracy is getting ridiculous.https://t.co/VU8ScFFGxn
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 4, 2016
The Warriors can only afford to lose one more game if they want to beat the Bulls single season record and Steph Curry has a great chance to lead them there.
JAMES HARDEN- 30.7 PPG, 8.3 APG, 4.7 RPG, .456% FGP
The Houston Rockets are fighting for their playoff lives in the Western Conference and James Harden is doing everything he can to make sure they get there.
Harden and the Rockets only went 2-2 this past week but in their two wins, Harden scored 34 and 41 points in the games that mattered. Harden helped spark a comeback against the Thunder on Sunday to keep their hopes alive. This was one of many shots that he made.
He was making plays all week, including this filthy crossover and finish against the Bulls.
James Harden 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/Fvr1mRfIAE
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) April 1, 2016
If the Rockets don’t make the playoffs, it won’t be because of James Harden. Hopefully the rest of his team picks up some of the slack.
LEBRON JAMES- 28.0 PPG, 10.7 APG, 9.3 RPG, .576% FGP
There are a ton of rumors swirling around the NBA that LeBron James still isn’t happy in Cleveland. If that’s the case, he sure isn’t playing like he’s upset. In the three games he played this week he was only one assist away from a triple-double against the Hawks and two rebounds away against the Hornets.
The Cavs won every single game that he played in this week, but unless they win a championship LeBron will be unhappy. They need to do whatever they can to do to keep him so that the fans in Cleveland can see plays like these all the time.
DRAYMOND GREEN- 16.5 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 8.0 APG, 2.5 BPG, 2.3 SPG
Draymond Green has evolved into the most versatile player in the NBA, there is literally nothing he can’t do on both ends of the floor. “The Dancing Bear” is now in the best shape of his life, which has allowed for him to be so dominant on both sides of the ball.
Green was one assist away from a triple-double against the Wizards and he made up for it with a 22/10/10 stat line against the Blazers on Sunday.
He also threw down a ferocious dunk against the Jazz in overtime this past week.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 31, 2016
Draymond Green is such a unique player and this stat really solidifies that claim.
Draymond Green: 1st player in NBA history w/ 1,000 pts, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals & 100 blocks in a season
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 31, 2016
Steph Curry is the team’s best player but there’s no way the Warriors would be trying to repeat if they didn’t bring back the Dancing Bear.
LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE- 24.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 1.0 BPG, .591% FGP
LaMarcus Aldridge was one of the best moves of free agency last summer and he has not disappointed as a San Antonio Spur. The Spurs just broke their franchise record for most wins in the regular season, which means they are going to give the Warriors a lot of trouble.
Aldridge posted 31 points and 13 rebounds or more in two of the three games he played in. The Spurs didn’t lose a game last week and Aldridge is one of the reasons why they’ve been the best they’ve ever been.
— NBA (@NBA) April 3, 2016
NBA fans around the world will anxiously hoping that the Spurs and Warriors meet in the Western Conference finals. The Spurs are the one team that can make things very interesting with the Warriors.