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Steph has outscored Dubs' other starters three times this year

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The Warriors' starting lineup has taken its fair share of criticisms lately, with the first unit struggling to find consistent rhythm and chemistry.

Good thing they have Steph Curry. 

Curry has single-handedly outscored the Warriors' four other starters three times so far this year, according to 13-year NBA veteran and analyst Jalen Rose.

Even more notably, the Warriors managed to still win two of those games. Of course, one of the three contests was Curry's epic 62-point performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 3. He also accomplished the feat when he dropped 38 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 8, and most recently on Thursday, when he scored 27 points in the Warriors' 114-93 thud to the Phoenix Suns.

Should we file this as just another impressive Curry stat? Or is it indicative of the scoring struggles the rest of the unit faces? 

The answer is probably both.

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While Curry is no stranger to dazzling the NBA on a near-nightly basis, his teammates often have faltered behind him.

Head coach Steve Kerr tinkered with the starting lineup last week, subbing in center Kevon Looney for rookie James Wiseman. (Wiseman has thrived off the bench, but that's a different story). Andrew Wiggins has been the most consistent starter behind Curry, but Kelly Oubre Jr. has often been a liability, and Draymond Green always has been recognized more for his defense than his offense. 

 

Kerr has stressed the Warriors will have their ups and downs this season, and so far, that definitely includes offensively. Luckily for the starting squad, they have one of the best shooters in NBA history to pull the weight.