The success of the Warriors, who are in an epic battle against the Cleveland Cavaliers heading into a deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a possible back-to-back championship-clinching victory on Sunday, can partly be attributed to a five-year bet on technology. The wager has helped transform a perennial cellar dweller into an annual contender.
"Back in the day, we were just able to say, 'He's breathing hard, he might need to rest,'" says the Warriors' Thompson. "Now [coaches] can actually see if you need a day of rest or you need to go harder."
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