Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is not getting discouraged despite another horrible outing from him in their loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
The Raptors absolutely destroyed the hapless Warriors in the contest, opening the first quarter with a 36-28 lead and never looking back from there. Toronto piled more misery on Golden State in the second quarter, where they outscored them 40-21 en route to the 133-118 victory.
Curry and the Warriors trailed by as much as 24 points in the contest. While credit should be given to the Raptors for a complete offensive and defensive display, the Dubs didn’t do themselves any favor with the poor offensive performance.
Of course Curry is at the center of those struggles. The usually reliable sharpshooter lost his touch, and he ended up going 0-for-9 from deep in the game. Curry made just nine points along with six assists. The NBA”s all-time 3-point leader finished with the second worst plus-minus rating with -17–only behind Andrew Wiggins’ -29.
While it’s definitely frustrating for Curry, he’s not crying over spilled milk. Instead, he’s looking for ways to improve and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“Obviously, I gotta play better… My nature, when things get hard, just look at what you can do better. So I’m gonna stay there and respond the way I know how to do,” Curry told reporters in his postgame presser, via 95.7 The Game.
Steph Curry: “Obviously, I gotta play better… My nature, when things get hard, just look at what you can do better. So I’m gonna stay there and respond the way I know how to do.” pic.twitter.com/KMKJOF6561
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) January 8, 2024
Stephen Curry couldn’t have said it any better. Bad nights happen, and so what’s important is how they bounce back after. It’s surely disappointing to see him miss his shots, but this is Curry we’re talking about. If there is anyone capable of shrugging off ugly games, it’s the Warriors superstar.
Should Golden State Warriors Fans Be Concerned About Stephen Curry?
For what it’s worth, it’s not surprising why several fans are getting concerned about Stephen Curry’s recent performance. His 0-of-9 shooting from 3-point territory is particularly worrisome, especially since he had gone for five years straight with at least one triple in a contest.
This 2023-24 season, however, Curry already has two games with zero 3-point makes. Aside from the Golden State Warriors’ Sunday showdown, Steph previously went 0-of-8 from deep in their December 17 game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Nonetheless, if there’s one thing we learned from Curry from that Blazers showing, it’s that he doesn’t let the failure linger. He followed up that ugly display with a 33-point outing where he went 6-of-11 from behind the arc.
Are we going to see Curry do the same when they play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday? Sure enough, there’s no reason to doubt Curry.
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