‘Hope It Stings’: Steph Curry Gives a Brutal and Hard Hitting Response to Warriors’ Dreadful Run

Published 04/06/2021, 2:40 AM EDT
Feb 8, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors have been having an underwhelming season by their standards. While the Warriors were dubbed as a lock for the playoffs, things haven’t quite worked out as they would have expected.

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The Dubs have lost seven of their last eight games and have dropped to the 10th seed in the Western Conference with a record of 23 wins and 27 losses. They are even at the risk of falling down further with teams like the Pelicans and Kings gaining some form off-late.

Steph Curry opens up about Warriors’ disappointing form

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The Dubs have lost a staggering seven of the last eight games they have played. They did miss their talisman, Steph Curry, for many of these games, but given the talents available on their side, it is shocking to see that the team could only get a single win.

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In their latest game, which saw Curry returning to the lineup, the Warriors had a disappointing defensive display, and they ultimately lost the game 117-111. Curry was understandably disappointed and spoke about his team’s dismal form in the post-game press conference. He said:

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“It’s tough, keep it real; we all had higher expectations for where we were supposed to be this season. And guys want to outperform; when they go out there, they want to over exceed the expectations for themselves, for the coaching staff, whatever it is. And when it doesn’t happen, it’s frustrating.”

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He added, “I hope it stings, I hope it’s uncomfortable, I hope it motivates you to keep grinding, challenging yourself to get better. I hope nobody is content just being in this middle-of-the-road situation. We’re going to find out how we respond down the stretch of the season. See what we’re made of.”

The Warriors still have two roster spots left and can bring in veterans to bolster their squad. With 22 games left, the Dubs have to give it their all to book a place in the playoffs or in the play-in tournament. If the Warriors don’t step up now, they might be in big trouble.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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