One week, Warriors guard Stephen Curry is an MVP candidate — the next, the team leader is wondering if his effort means anything at all.
That’s what happens when Curry and the Warriors lose to the Timberwolves, just hours after coach Steve Kerr said the seasons’ last run of games was the playoffs’ unofficial start. In an uninspired performance devoid of rebounds, Golden State was never fully in contention and lost, 126-114 to start its last road trip of the season.
Per the San Francisco Chronicle, Curry knows it’s up to him and his teammates to play with more fire.
“We can talk in terms of what’s wrong,” Curry said, per the Chronicle. “But at the end of the day, it’s on us to figure that out if we want this season to mean anything.”
Ouch. What a downward turn of events.
Forward Juan Toscano Anderson agreed and said the loss was about lack of effort, per the Chronicle’s report.
So what gives? Golden State wasn’t at full health, and played only eight players. But Kerr said that if the team had simply boxed out, they could have won. I have to agree. Sometimes, hoops is that simple. But this is simply inexcusable, and the only way Kerr, Curry and the rest of the squad can avoid a full roasting by media and fans is to turn the season back in the right direction and finish strongly.
Because this season from Curry is too good to not have any meaning.
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