Warriors’ Steph Curry Admits Lapse in His and Draymond Green’s Leadership After Loss to Miami Heat

Published 04/02/2021, 2:01 AM EDT
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball upcourtduring the first quarter of a game against Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors can blame their loss against the Miami Heat on all the silly blunders they committed throughout the night. Somehow, their star player, Steph Curry, performs brilliantly every night, but the team isn’t able to replicate his efforts.

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With this win, Miami Heat will stay put at the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, stretching their winning streak to three and holding a 25-24 record.

Although the Warriors haven’t budged from their tenth spot in the Western Conference, their record has become 23-25. As the chances of the Dubs making it to the playoffs become bleaker, Stephen Curry reflects on where they need to work on to get better.

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Steph Curry emphasizes consistency

Curry ended the night with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists. On 9 of 19 shooting, he also dropped 5 of his 11 three-pointers and landed each and every one of his 13 free throws.

With less than a minute left for the buzzer to go off, he added some threes to reduce Miami’s 13 point lead to six. However, he had an airball with less than 13 seconds left, and it was game over at 116-109.

There were some great contributions from the rest of the lineup as well. Andrew Wiggins added 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Draymond Green finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.

But that wasn’t enough because the rest of the cast was struggling to get past the deep Miami Heat.

Curry believes that he and Draymond as leaders must take more responsibility. After the loss, he stated, “I know for me and Draymond, we’ve tried to be conscious of the development but also the understanding we have a lot of growing to do and our leadership has to be consistent in that respect. Nobody has time to sulk. Just go out and hoop.”

What went wrong with the Warriors?

First, Steph didn’t get enough support from the rest of the roster. To top it off, the number of fouls and turnovers the Warriors had in this matchup was unbelievable. The Dubs had 20 turnovers out of which the Heat juiced out 27 points.

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There were quite a few culprits of this, but James Wiseman, in particular, had five turnovers alone. Green, who also had 4 turnovers, tried to make up for it by at least adding to the scoreboard.

Other than that, the Warriors‘ problem of fouling persisted as they had 26 of them. Also, it was clear that Curry’s tailbone is still bothering him when he again fell backward as Oladipo came charging into the paint. So after this loss, can Steph and Draymond stand up to what he expects of them?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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