Stephen Curry on why the Spurs win was critical for the Warriors
The Golden State Warriors took care of business by defeating the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to two games. Following Wednesday’s victory, Stephen Curry shared why Golden State’s win over San Antonio is crucial, via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.
Steph Curry said tonight was a "sign of maturity" for the reformed Warriors: "The good teams can show it from time to time. The great teams have sustained excellence on both sides of the floor."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 21, 2021
Earlier this week, on Monday night, the Warriors were able to overcome a 19-point deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers on the road. When Golden State made a massive comeback on Los Angeles, Curry pointed out that a win like that only means something if the team can begin doing that consistently.
To follow up their impressive win over the Lakers, the Warriors beat the Spurs handily, 121-99. For the second straight game, Golden State was balanced on the offensive end, with four players contributing 16 or more points.
With no Klay Thompson in the starting lineup, the onus is on Curry to shoulder the load on offense. However, if guys like Kelly Oubre Jr., James Wiseman, and Andrew Wiggins can consistently score, then the Warriors could find themselves in the playoffs.
As for Curry himself, he’s recording 28.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in the first 14 games of the season. His 28.1 points per game are the most in his career since the 2015-2016 season.
Despite starting off slow to begin the season, the Warriors have now strung together two consecutive wins over winning franchises in the Lakers and the Spurs. Curry and Golden State will look to increase their winning streak to three games on Thursday against the New York Knicks.