Golden State Warriors pulled off an inspiring win against the defending champions, Los Angeles Lakers. After facing a 19-point deficit at one stage, Curry and co. turned things around to emerge victorious by a slender margin. After the win, which takes them to the seventh position in the table, Curry outlined the importance of building momentum and improve their current record of 7-6.
The 32-year-old led the way in scoring with 26 points to steer the Warriors at the Staples Center. The game seemed to slip away from the Warriors as they slumped to a 17-point deficit at the half-time mark.
Apart from Curry, Kelly Oubre, Andrew Wiggins, and Eric Paschall stepped up with vital contributions. Following the victory, the former MVP spoke to the media and described that the side needs to build from this confidence-boosting win.
“This was a step in the right direction, but we have to be able to put a couple of these together in a row.” Curry said after the match
Can’t rely on emotion for motivation, claims Steve Kerr following Warriors’ win against Lakers
Playing against the defending champions in their own backyard certainly got the Warriors team riled up, with their nature of comeback and the fourth quarter performance speaking for itself.
However, head coach Steve Kerr, despite being pleased with the win claimed that the side cannot always rely on emotion for the entirety of the 82 games in the regular season. In a video conference with reporters, Kerr said:
“One of my messages to the team today was that you can’t rely on emotion for 82 games, or 72 games [this season],”
“Where this team needs to make improvement is in our fundamentals and our habits,” Kerr continued.
“You can rely on habits for a full season. You can’t rely on emotion, and this team needs to get better with our habits, with our details because there’s gonna be games where we’re fired up and sky high, and there’s gonna be games where we’re exhausted.
But we should be able to win regardless based on how solid we are fundamentally and how often we give ourselves a chance to win a game based on that.”
Kerr’s assessment stays true by the fact that the side have been unable to string any sort of momentum so far over the course of the 13 matches that they have played so far.
Their longest win streak still lies at 2 games and it is something that they will address and look to improve upon if they intend to qualify for the playoffs unlike last year.