Reggie Miller was talking about the Warriors incredible 3-point shooting during a recent NBA look-in on the Warriors preseason camp. Steph Curry was sitting this one out, but Miller — himself a 3-point marksman extraordinaire — wanted people to understand the work these players put in behind the scenes to get this good. The Warriors made over a thousand 3s last season, a record, and it is success born of endless practice reps and readiness, Miller explained. So how do you beat them, he was asked — as newbie Kevin Durant came down in a scrimmage and got off an easy floater from 8-feet.
Miller said you try to get physical and he wondered aloud if this year’s Warriors will be as good defensively for “48 minutes” as they’ve been. He seemed to have some doubts. Who’s on the Warriors level, he was asked. Miller named five teams: Clippers (“maybe”), Spurs, Memphis (“maybe”) Cavaliers, of course, and the Celtics. Miller threw in a “maybe” after the Celts too, but the Celtics are the only Eastern Conference team (besides the NBA champs) that Reggie Miller can imagine beating the Warriors as of now. The Celtics are ranked #4 in Vegas to win the NBA championship — a 25/1 shot.