It has only been two games since DeMarcus Cousins made his long-awaited debut for the Golden State Warriors. But if those two games are any indication, the rest of the NBA can pretty much call it quits on the remainder of the season.
Golden State headed to Los Angeles for a recent two-game stretch against the Clippers and Lakers. It’s not as much about the competition as it is about just how dominant the Warriors were — specifically with Cousins on the court.
Now winners of eight consecutive games, the Warriors have hit extreme death-star mode with Cousins in the mix.
Here’s a look at the astonishing stats and why the rest of the Association must be having a hapless feeling.
Cousins makes a major difference: His advanced stats are ridiculous.
While Cousins is averaging 11 points in just 18 minutes of action, the Warriors are plus-45 with him on the court. That includes an absurd plus-35 in the 18 minutes that Golden State’s starting five is playing together.
In those 18 minutes, opponents have scored a combined 20 points and are shooting 16.7 percent from the field.