Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody’s confidence turning to consistency for Warriors – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Steph Curry’s Stellar Scoring Propels Warriors to Victory

The Golden State Warriors’ young stars, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, have impressed their coaches and teammates with their growth and performance on the court. The coaching staff and players have repeatedly emphasized the importance of playing their game and trusting their abilities.

During their recent game against the Sacramento Kings, Curry’s remarkable 41-point performance stole the show and secured the victory for the Warriors. However, it was the contributions of Kuminga and Moody that solidified the team’s success that night.

With a plus-10 plus-minus rating, Curry displayed his impact on the game. Kuminga closely followed with a plus-9 rating, showcasing his valuable contribution off the bench. Remarkably, Moody outshone both of his teammates and finished with a game-high plus-11 rating as a reserve.

Klay Thompson praised Moody’s fearlessness, stating that he isn’t afraid of the big moments and consistently contributes with his shooting, athleticism, and hustle. At just 21 years old, Moody has tremendous potential.

Kuminga and Moody have consistently been the top scorers off the bench for the Warriors in the beginning of the season. Kuminga scored 12 points, matching his performance in the season opener, while Moody contributed 10 points.

The Warriors’ success in their game against the Kings can be attributed to their dominance in the second and third quarters, during which Kuminga and Moody played key roles. The team outscored the Kings by 20 points in that period.

During this crucial stretch, Kuminga showcased his versatility, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting and grabbing three rebounds. Moody also had an impact, scoring eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including two successful three-pointers, in addition to three rebounds and two steals.

Head coach Steve Kerr has recognized the potential of Kuminga and Moody and has given them significant minutes on the court. While Andrew Wiggins has struggled with his shooting, Kerr has opted to distribute minutes to Kuminga (26 minutes) and Moody (21 minutes), valuing their contributions to the team’s success.

Warriors center Kevon Looney praised the young players’ improved confidence and basketball IQ compared to last season. Their consistency and aggression have made the team more formidable.

Looney, who went through the process of earning his minutes and trust, sees Kuminga and Moody on a similar trajectory. If they continue to improve and maintain their performance, the Warriors could become a championship-caliber team.

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