‘Losing Sucks’: Steph Curry Unhappy With Warriors’ Blowout Loss Against Blazers

Published 01/02/2021, 6:36 AM EST
Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball up the court against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors lost once again last night, slipping to their third loss in five games. They had built some momentum with two wins on the trot, but they looked lost once again during their game against the Trail Blazers.

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During the post-game interview, Stephen Curry admitted that nothing went right for them on both ends. He said, “Losing sucks, and when you do it in this fashion … offensively, just didn’t have enough firepower tonight. Defensively, didn’t have enough to sustain anything. Just one of those nights.”

As a team, the Warriors shot 20% from three, making just seven out of their 35 attempts. They also struggled with defending threes, and they also let the Blazers shoot 20-43 from deep, at 46%. None of their starters could shoot more than 45% from the field. Nothing seemed to go right for them.

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With this performance, they now rank as the worst three-point shooting team, and also the worst team when it comes to defending three-point shots in the league.

Where do the Warriors go from here?

Last night’s game marked Draymond Green’s return from injury. The team was lacking leadership and playmaking without him, so his return was supposed to decrease the burden for Curry. But he played just 17 minutes and could barely contribute in that time period.

The Warriors continue to not support Curry on offense and he was once again forced to do shot-creating both for himself and for the rest of the team. It worked on some occasions, but overall he had a bad game too, for his caliber, going 4-12 from three. Not only did he lead the team in points, but he also led in rebounds and assists. That’s how much he has been burdened so far.

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Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) makes a layup against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

His co-stars Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre continued their struggle. Oubre’s still couldn’t find his touch from the three-point line shooting 0-4 from deep, while Wiggins looked lost.

They were scrambling on both ends, and the chemistry they displayed in their previous game was nowhere to be found against the Blazers. Steve Kerr’s men need to regroup and improve soon or risk being left behind in the playoff race.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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