Stephen Curry sounds off on Warriors after ‘trash’ opener vs. Lakers
The Golden State Warriors have started the season off on the right note with a resounding win over LeBron James and the anointed title contenders in the Los Angeles Lakers. And that’s with Stephen Curry calling out his own “trash” play.
Steph finished with a triple-double on the evening, tallying 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, but he was a miserable 5-for-21 on the evening. The Warriors star was vocal during the postgame interview, making sure to heap praise on his teammates, old and new, for picking up the slack.
“This is a good feeling,” said Curry after the Warriors win. “We had a lot of excitement coming into the season. A new cast of characters mixed with our core. We weathered the storm tonight. Obviously, I played like trash. Shot the ball terribly. If we can win a game like that where we create some good shots and just stuck with it defensively, it’s a pretty good team to get a win like that.”
After the game, Stephen Curry doubled down on his excitement for the team. The number of capable contributors on this Warriors team is the highest it’s been since Kevin Durant left town – and Curry knows it.
“It means a lot to know that you can make the right play. See the attention of this double team, triple team and get rid of it and everybody’s either a threat to shoot or is going to make the right play —move the ball. High IQ. It’s huge.”
“Everybody’s either a threat to shoot or is going to make the right play —move the ball. High IQ is huge.”
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The Warriors were severely depleted last season with a major lack in quality depth. But with a handful of veteran additions like Nemanja Bjelica and Otto Porter Jr., internal improvement from Jordan Poole and Damian Lee, plus the return of Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson, things are looking up in Golden State.