Stephen Curry confident Warriors will bounce back
Golden State led 94-63 with 7:31 left in the third quarter before the wheels fell off completely as the Clippers mounted a comeback:
“If I had the answer for it, a night like tonight wouldn’t happen,” Curry told reporters after the loss, according to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. “This game is tough, it’s hard to win playoff games no matter what the matchup is, no matter what the history is, the regular season, team versus team. It’s tough.
“For six-and-a-half quarters we played amazing, had a 31-point lead. The wheels fell off. I know we can get it back. We’ve got to put together 48 minutes of it, just a collective energy, positivity around everything we do.”
Curry admitted there was extreme disappointment in the locker room, knowing Golden State had blown a historically massive lead into shambles:
“The locker room was down, as it should be, because every game matters to us,” said Curry. “We’ve just got to bounce back.”
The series will shift to Staples Center, where the Warriors must steal at least one game to regain home-court advantage throughout this first-round encounter.
To do so, some soul-searching will be required, as this roster has found ways to make overwhelming leads disappear, often failing to deal the killing blow when the opponent is at their mercy.