Steph Curry Calls for Golden State Warriors to be ‘a Consistent Team’ After Disappointing Defeat Against Suns

Published 01/29/2021, 3:18 AM EST
Jan 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a three point basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors suffered another defeat tonight. This time, they lost to the Phoenix Suns in a blowout, 93-114. The loss further showed the inconsistency of the Warriors so far. The Warriors have not had a run of game where they play well consistently, and their loss came off the back of two consecutive wins against the Timberwolves.

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Steph Curry calls out Warriors’ poor form

Steph Curry spoke to the press after the Warriors’ defeat to the Suns. He called for the team to show some more consistency going forward. Curry noted that the team has periods during the game where they don’t make smart decisions, and that ends up costing them the game. Their ability to get wins is what is keeping the Warriors afloat, according to Steph.

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He said, “When the games are in the margin for us this year, the common theme is certain 3-4 minute windows we don’t play with the right intentions … we lose momentum… We’re obviously not a consistent team by any stretch. But we do find ways to bounce back. And that keep us from falling into some lonely times.”

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The Warriors have been on-and-off this year. While they have gotten big wins over major conference rivals like the Lakers and Clippers, they have lost games against teams that are worse than them on paper. Their loss to the Knicks is a prime example of their inconsistency.

Curry – MVP contender so far?

Regardless of this, Steph Curry has been playing at an MVP level. Despite the absence of back-court partner Klay Thompson, Curry has been playing some of his best basketball. Currently, Steph Curry is averaging 27.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6 assists this year. His points average is his highest since his unanimous-MVP season in 2016.

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January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (left) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (right) against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors are currently a team in transition. They signed Kelly Oubre Jr. to replace Klay Thompson for the season. And they also drafted rookie James Wiseman, who adds a new dimension to their game. Currently, both players are playing well and improving as the season goes on, adjusting to the system of the team.

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Can the Warriors become more consistent? They currently have all the tools to be a solid playoff team this year. However, they need to put together a string of games where they play well and get the win for their chances. With Steph Curry playing the way he does, the team just needs to aid him to the best of their abilities.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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