Stephen Curry admits Warriors have ‘glaring things’ that need to be fixed for them to win games
Nobody stays on top forever. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors knew things would be different this season after the departure of Kevin Durant and the ACL injury to Klay Thompson.
That painful truth was on display in the Warriors’ 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. Curry admitted there were a lot of obvious issues that need to be fixed:
Steph Curry: "Easy answer is it's one of 82. But there were some glaring things we need to correct to win basketball games."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 25, 2019
It’s a painful confession that plenty of Warriors fans will find hard to swallow. The Dubs were one of the most successful basketball dynasties in the history of the league, and to see the team lose in this manner is nothing short of frustrating.
Golden State’s biggest problem is its porous defense, but the offense needs to improve as well. D’Angelo Russell shot a poor 37% from the field in his Warriors debut, and Curry was only 2-of-11 from 3-land with eight turnovers. It’s also obvious that they missed Klay Thompson’s scoring and perimeter defense, as Kawhi Leonard finished with a solid stat line of 21 points, five rebounds, and nine assists.
Draymond Green, another of the Warriors’ leaders, couldn’t help but unleash a cuss word about the team’s status, noting that there are no moral victories and that they “f***ing sucked.”
Of course, this is only the first game of a long season. Chef Curry will be showing up for much of the season as Steve Kerr tries to navigate life without KD. It’s only a matter of time before the Warriors become exciting to watch again.
Until then, Warriors fans will have to hold on and hope for better days for Stephen Curry and Company.