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Stephen Curry and co, Who Bathe in an “Inspiring and Depressing” Mood, Breathe a Sigh of Relief With Latest Injury Updates

Published 03/22/2023, 5:50 AM EDT

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The defending champions Golden State Warriors have had a tough run so far this season. Despite having a strong roster, the team continues to struggle on the road. Apart from the away-game issues, the team has constantly suffered from injuries. However, the Dubs breathed a fresh air of relief as they put an end to an 11-game losing streak on the road along with two promising injury updates. Amid all the chaos, the Dubs superstar Stephen Curry revealed the mood in the camp after the Monday night victory. 

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The Warriors are currently the sixth seed of the Western Conference with a 37-36 record. The increased competition for the 5th and 6th spots has left the Dubs swinging for a spot in the playoffs. Notably, the poor road record of 8-29 is the major reason for the Warriors’ disappointing run this season. Additionally, the team has struggled with multiple injuries this season, especially Curry’s two major injury breaks. However, the team’s two injured stars Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II could soon return to the roster, as per a recent update. 

Stephen Curry opened up about the Dubs’ disappointing season


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Stephen Curry addressed the press a day after the Warriors’ win against the Houston Rockets on Monday. The win against the Rockets was their first away win since January 30. These stats could reflect the team’s psyche as defending champions. Curry opened up about the team’s current state of mind. He said, “It’s inspiring and depressing all at the same time.”

He pointed out the in-and-out situation of the play-in tournament that the team has been undergoing in the last few weeks. 


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Curry further spoke about his expectation to finish the regular season on a high and look for a spot in the playoffs. Even though he sounded demotivated during his interaction, the star still gave hope to the Dubnation at the end. He added, “Play the best basketball of the year and we have to stay locked in on that.

Injury returnees could bolster the roster

As the Dubs have 9 games left in the regular season, they require a completely healthy roster to step into the postseason. While Andre Iguodala will probably miss the first few games of the Playoffs, if they make it, Gary Payton II could return much earlier than that. 


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The Warriors gave an update regarding Iguodala’s successful wrist surgery and revealed that the star will be reevaluated in four weeks. Another report suggested that Payton would be reevaluated on Thursday. 


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What do you make of the Warriors’ current standings in the tournament? Will they proceed to the playoffs and retain their title? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Written by:

Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.
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Pragya Vashisth