Stephen Curry is one player who can take the game from any team whenever he feels like it. His tremendous ball-handling and shooting abilities are a testament to that. However, these skills were not enough to save his team from a defeat against the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
It was a memorable debut for Victor Oladipo as his new side rallied towards the win. He justified his signing by performing exceptionally well in this game. It could have been a tough debut for him as he was asked to guard Stephen Curry.
Chef Curry was not happy after the game, even after his individual heroics. There were phases of abysmal defense on display, and that was something that irked him. In the post-game press conference, he talked about what needs to be done regarding the defensive frailties.
He said, “It’s just mindfulness. I think sometimes we’re trying to be a little too aggressive. I don’t mind that at all. However, we gotta know the time to score and what the flow of the game is. I think earlier it was just the lack of chemistry.”
The 33-year-old continued, “That’s to be expected with a new group of guys. But we just gotta be smarter. Jumping on pump fakes, me getting caught up at half court isn’t gonna work all the time.”
Stephen Curry and side slump to yet another defeat
The Warriors were always in pursuit of the Heat and ultimately finished the game 109-116. It was an all-around performance from them as four players managed to get their tallies into double figures. However, the star of the show was Jimmy Butler who scored 22 points to his name. He also racked up eight assists and six rebounds during the course of the tie.
Veterans Stephen Curry and Draymond Green tried to salvage the game as they both scored double-doubles. However, even their collective efforts weren’t enough. Curry finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds during the match.
The Golden State Warriors are tenth in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, they are not in contention for the playoff spots. However, Chef Curry on their side will be hoping for a serious turnaround ahead of the business end of the season.
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