Warriors see James Harden in Luka Doncic

Back in the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Warriors once again qualified for the Conference Finals. It is already the sixth time that they have reached this stage of the competition since 2015. And as in 2015 then in 2018, it is against a Texas franchise that they will try to snag a new participation for the endings.

This time it is no longer the Rockets but nonconformists that get in the way of Golden State players. Two teams built more or less in the same way, with an outward-leaning game, led by two wand-forward geniuses: james harden for one, Luka Doncić for the other.

So it’s only natural that Steve Kerr sees similarities between the 2015-2019 Houston and this year’s Dallas.

It’s a similar matchup, but I don’t know if it works, because we’re a very different team from four years ago. “Explains the coach of the San Francisco franchise. ” But it brings back memories. Luke [Doncic] and james [Harden] they exert similar pressure on every possession, they can create an easy shot for their teammates or for themselves. »

Luka Doncic, a mix of James Harden and LeBron James?

A sentiment shared by Draymond Green, who also compares Luka Doncic to another Superstar renowned…

In a way, I think Luka [Doncic] Run the game like LeBron [James] first judges the triple NBA champion, who also rubbed elbows with the “King” four times during the endingsfrom 2015 to 2018.” But the way he plays, the way James plays [Harden] and the way this Rockets team played means there are a lot of similarities between them. »

And Draymond Green then dwells on these famous similarities that may exist between the two Texas franchises, headed by Luka Doncic and the James Harden of the old days, therefore.

There are many similarities, because you have a player who carries the ball a lot and creates play for everyone, in an incredible way. “, continues the interior of 32 years. ” Around him you have a lot of players who can shoot. And this player is good enough to serve them, no matter where he is on the field, no matter where he is, no matter how many players are around him. »

Though they have spawned several epic matchups in the past, the four playoff series between the Warriors and the Rockets have nonetheless always gone in favor of the “Dubs,” in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

It remains to be seen if, this time, that will be the case against the Mavericks, who will try to react in Game 2 tonight, following their Game 1 loss.

Luka Doncić Percentage bounces
Station Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Soon P.S party in you bp Connecticut Points
2018-19 DAL 72 32 42.7 32.7 71.3 1.2 6.6 7.8 6.0 1.9 1.1 3.4 0.4 21.2
2019-20 DAL 61 3. 4 46.3 31.6 75.8 1.3 8.1 9.4 8.8 2.5 1.0 4.3 0.2 28.8
2020-21 DAL 66 3. 4 47.9 35.0 73.0 0.8 7.2 8.0 8.6 23 1.0 4.3 0.6 27.7
2021-22 DAL Sixty-five 35 45.7 35.3 74.4 0.9 8.3 9.1 8.7 2.2 1.2 4.5 0.6 28.4
Total 264 3. 4 45.7 33.7 73.7 1.0 7.5 8.6 8.0 2.2 1.1 4.1 0.4 26.4

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