Warriors PG Stephen Curry’s message to Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr. amid awful opener
The Golden State Warriors didn’t look anything like the dominant title contenders that they once were. Stephen Curry reportedly told his new teammates in Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. to just focus on playing their brand of basketball and staying aggressive on the floor, per Wes Goldberg.
Steph Curry was talking to Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. on the bench tonight, telling them to stay aggressive. "Don't worry about stats, just keep playing."
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) December 23, 2020
Oubre struggled in his debut with his new team after tallying six points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. Wiggins had a better contribution in the scoring department with 13 points but still failed to make a huge impact for the Warriors in the loss.
Curry led the way with a double-double performance of 20 points and 10 assists to go with four rebounds through 30 minutes of action. Rookie James Wiseman also impressed in his first NBA game and produced 19 points and six rebounds as the team’s starting center.
The Warriors weren’t able to get control of the game as they failed to limit the duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving which starred for the Nets on the opposite end of the court. Dub Nation ultimately fell to the Nets in a 125-99 outcome for their first loss of the season.
Hopefully, the team’s supporting cast will be able to come through behind Stephen Curry when the Warriors face a tough assignment in the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day.
The Warriors and the Bucks last met each other in January, with Golden State picking up a 107-98 home loss. Curry did not play in that game, so he’ll be itching to produce big numbers against Giannis Antetokounmpo and company.