Stephen Curry is thought for bringing unbelievable positivity to the courtroom. His pregame capturing routine, his in-game celebrations, his assist of teammates — the Warriors star exudes pleasure.
Nicely, apart from Sunday evening. Even the two-time MVP could not put an excellent spin on the state of Golden State’s season.
After the Warriors’ 117-111 loss to the Hawks, which marked Golden State’s seventh defeat in its previous eight video games and dropped the workforce to 23-27 general, Curry could not conceal his frustration.
“[To] preserve it actual, all of us had greater expectations for the place we have been imagined to be this season,” Curry stated. “And guys need to outperform — once they go on the market, they need to exceed the expectations for themselves, for the teaching workers, no matter it’s. And when it would not occur, it is irritating.
“I hope it stings. I hope it is uncomfortable. I hope that it motivates you to maintain grinding, difficult your self to get higher. I hope no one is content material simply being on this middle-of-the-road state of affairs. So, we will learn the way we reply down the stretch of the season, see what we’re manufactured from.”
Stephen Curry on how youthful Warriors are coping with dropping:
“It is robust… I hope it stings. I hope it is uncomfortable. I hope that it motivates you to maintain grinding, difficult your self to get higher. I hope no one’s content material being on this middle-of-the-road state of affairs.” pic.twitter.com/9LawoM9Y9g
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Since shifting to a season-high 4 video games above .500 in late February, the Warriors have gone 4-12, sliding from seventh within the Western Convention standings to tenth with little room separating them from the Pelicans (22-27) and Kings (22-28) for the ultimate play-in spot. And it isn’t that the Warriors have simply struggled to win currently — they’ve struggled to be aggressive, dropping eight of the 16 video games in that stretch by double digits.
“Nonetheless an excellent period of time [left in the season], however you can not play the way in which that we have performed the final important stretch and anticipate issues to alter,” Curry stated. “So, it form of is what it’s. We received to make the required changes. It sucks proper now. Shedding sucks. It is a horrible feeling within the locker room. We do not actually have a lot to smile about. And it is form of the vibe proper now.”
Curry would by no means throw others below the bus, however the harsh actuality is that his fellow Warriors and the teaching workers haven’t given him sufficient assist. The 33-year-old is having a terrific season, averaging 29.4 factors, 6.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds per sport whereas capturing 47.6 p.c from the sphere and 40.6 p.c from 3-point vary.
When Curry is on the ground, Golden State has a web score of two.7. When he sits, that quantity is a disastrous minus-9.7.
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“The laborious half is attempting to reply a few of the questions round how we will get higher and the way we win video games,” Curry stated. “The state of affairs is what it’s. Now we have rather a lot to enhance on, and there is a problem there that all of us have to take head on. It is uncomfortable proper now. It is irritating for everyone, however it can take a look at us to discover a option to make these final 20 video games matter and provides us one thing to point out for it in the direction of the top of the season.
“Proper now, it is irritating, for positive. I hope everyone within the locker room hates dropping as a motivation simply to keep it up, to remain related and to determine it out.”