Steph Curry admits that the Warriors are nowhere near a championship calibre team and that they need to work a lot to be one.
NBA Christmas Day features the league’s best and showcases the top tier talent the NBA has to offer. However, there was nothing to showcase for the Golden State Warriors during their blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite Klay Thompson’s season ending injury, Steph Curry and the Warriors entered this season with championship aspirations. Unfortunately, the way that they have been playing would not even earn them a Playoff berth, let alone a top 4 seed.
The Warriors defense just could not contain Bucks star Khris Middleton as he exploded for 31 points to lead the Bucks to a victory.
Steph Curry and Steve Kerr’s reactions to Kelly Oubre shooting while surrounded by 3 defenders. pic.twitter.com/wLRxlYfBqX
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The Warriors lost 138-99 to the Bucks, with not a single Warrior scoring more than 20 points. Steph Curry led the team in scoring with 19 points, while shooting an abysmal 20% from beyond the arc.
Steph Curry talks about what Golden State can do to improve.
Steph Curry isn’t all that used to suffering blowout losses. After all, he led the Warriors to 5 straight NBA Finals berths. So talking about a loss as embarrassing as this one to the Bucks is new territory for the 2x MVP.
When asked about what have been the largest issues through the first two games, Curry said, “I mean, a lot. Our group’s collective IQ needs to get better.”
“We played two teams with championship aspirations. We understand that’s the level we need to get to and we are nowhere near that level. We need to win immediately.”
Steph Curry: “Our group’s collective IQ has to get a lot better.”
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Steph also talked about how he did not expect their season to start out as rough as it did. Two blowout losses to start the season is enough lower any team’s morale.