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Warriors’ Stephen Curry shades his own team’s intelligence after second straight loss

Warriors, Steph Curry, James Wiseman, Kelly Oubre, Andrew Wiggins

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was quick to address the lack of IQ his team has shown after losing back-to-back contests in their first two appearances in the 2020/21 season, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:

It really hasn’t been the ideal start for the Warriors but in fairness, they have played two very good teams in the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. On opening night, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn blew out Golden State by 26. Then on Christmas Day, the Bucks destroyed Steve Kerr’s team, defeating them by 39 points.

The Warriors have been outscored by 65 through two games, which is nothing short of atrocious. Curry himself has played well though, dropping 20 points against the Nets while also dishing out ten assists. His numbers were similar against Milwaukee as well, but unfortunately, he isn’t getting much help.

The Warriors have shot under 40 percent from the field in their first two contests, while also draining less than 30 percent of their attempts from downtown. Rookie big man James Wiseman has impressed early on though, collecting 18 points and eight boards on Christmas Day.

The likes of Kelly Oubre and Andrew Wiggins need to step up because Curry simply can’t do it all alone. Once Draymond Green returns it should certainly help, but this season could be an uphill battle for the Warriors. The shot selection must get better along with their defense but in the end, it is still early. Curry is not wrong though, smarter decisions on the court will have to be made if they want to fight for a playoff spot in the West.