Post game thread: Curry's big night snaps streak of Warriors losses
New bench rotation? Same lackluster results. But we have Stephen Curry so it all worked out.
The Golden State Warriors tried some new rotation patterns out, but once again, it was all about Stephen Curry. The Warriors savior scored a whopping 47 points on just 24 shot attempts, which was just as impressive as it looks.
This one was a tough battle, and feels a lot closer to one of those moral victories, rather than a flat out win. Curry shouldn’t have to work this hard for the defending champs to eek out a win over the Sacramento Kings. But 11 games into the season, it’s starting to feel like a theme.
The new rotation kept James Wiseman on the bench, but the net impact ended up feeling like the coaching staff was just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as the bench continues to bleed points. Maybe it’s going to improve, maybe not; but it’s apparent that right now there’s just a few main guys that are carrying water for this squad.
I’m not sure how to get around this issue. It’s a major problem that has plagued the team for much of Curry’s career. But with a stripped down rebuilt bench, and some additional locker room weirdness (or whatever is going on with Poole, Draymond, and Klay’s performance lately) I find myself reevaluating what the basement could look like for this year’s team. There’s just so much going wrong and in so many different ways. The only consistent aspect is how often these slips occur.
There was one play in particular. The game was grinding to a painful conclusion, hampered by the refs and a bunch of missed shots and weird play choices from both sides - and then Stephen Curry got mad.
Curry is everything to Golden State. It has been true for a long time, and it was true tonight. He’s sick of losing.
The Warriors have a ton of time off this week, which is great because they have some things to figure out before Friday’s game.