Steph would not maintain again, says ‘dropping sucks’ amid Dubs’ struggles initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Warriors nonetheless have a championship core, however as a complete, the roster has spent the primary three months of the 2022-23 NBA season trying to find an identification.
The habits constructed throughout their NBA Finals run final June are gone and must be relocated. So far, this yr’s crew hasn’t been capable of stack good video games collectively. They have not discovered any consistency, and thru 47 video games, they’re 23-24, in tenth place within the Western Conference getting into Monday’s slate of video games.
It appeared as if the Warriors had figured one thing out during the last week, with a win over the Washington Wizards, a hard-fought time beyond regulation loss to the Boston Celtics and a powerful short-handed win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But the Warriors took a step again with a brutal 120-116 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday evening at Chase Center.
After the sport, a pissed off Steph Curry did not mince phrases in regards to the present state of the crew.
“Losing sucks, it doesn’t matter what the reason being,” Curry advised reporters. “Losing is a horrible feeling and we hate it. Being 23-24 previous the midway mark of the season, we have skilled loads of it, so we have to bottle it up and do one thing about it. Feel like nobody is letting go of the rope, no one’s considering we won’t do it. Again, that is our problem to not be within the state of affairs we’re in the place each different evening, we’re explaining why we could not get the job accomplished.”
On a number of events this season, the Warriors have proven the struggle and resolve they exuded throughout their NBA title runs, however they have not been capable of maintain it. The newest indication that they’ve what it takes to defend their championship got here Thursday in Boston once they virtually beat the Celtics in a Finals rematch.
The subsequent evening, with out Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors managed to beat the Cavs, who did not have Donovan Mitchell. Still, it was a powerful two-game stretch that garnered consideration.
But for all of the progress they made within the ultimate two video games of a five-game street journey, they flushed all of it away with a loss to the Kevin Durant-less Nets on Sunday evening.
For nearly as good as Curry-led groups have been during the last decade, he is aware of it is a totally different crew with new items who’re making an attempt to gel and construct chemistry. Still, the inconsistency is difficult to clarify.
“I’m undecided, I simply know, yearly, you must show you are a good crew and it is not simply because we did what we did final yr or the yr earlier than, we completed down the stretch, went 15-5 these final 20 video games or what did in years previous,” Curry advised reporters. “Every yr, you must show you are a good crew and everyone has to take that accountability to do what it takes to perform that or else you’ve an empty season and no one’s joyful. So, yeah, if we do not do it, we will show we’re not an excellent crew and I do not assume anyone is signing up for that or going to let that be the results of the season.”
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Curry and the Warriors have 35 video games left to determine issues out. They don’t love dropping, but when they do not begin successful video games, they will not be in a very good place getting into the playoffs, making it practically not possible to correctly defend their crown.
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