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This shouldn't exactly come as a surprise, but the Golden State Warriors are excellent when they start a lineup consisting of five current or former NBA All-Stars. In fact, the Warriors are undefeated this season when DeMarcus Cousins trots out alongside Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
"College basketball, the NCAA, is bulls---."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2019
–DeMarcus Cousins on Zion's situation pic.twitter.com/ER8i4S0oOF
And it's a decent sample size, as the Warriors are 9-0 when starting that specific five-man lineup, including wins against team's like the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics.
That bodes extremely well for Golden State, as they're starting those five tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Terrifyingly, this lineup's full potential hasn't even been unleashed yet, as Cousins has been playing on a minutes restriction all season. And, unfortunately for the Kings, Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced that Cousins will not longer have a minutes limit.
Plus, Cousins has historically dominated his former team, averaging 39.5 PPG, 17.0 RPG and 5.0 APG in his two appearances against the Kings last season, so there are quite a few trends favoring the Warriors tonight.
Ultimately, the Warriors' new iteration of the "Death Lineup" looks extremely intimidating. Whenever all five of the Warriors' starters are healthy, like they are tonight against the Kings, bettors should think long and hard about betting against the Warriors.
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