Steph Curry and the Warriors slumped to their second straight loss after the start of the regular season. After losing their season opener against Brooklyn Nets, things took a turn for the worse as the franchise succumbed to a heavy 138-99 loss at the hands of Milwaukee Bucks.
Following the second consecutive loss, which means that Warriors have lost their last two matches by a combined 64 points, Steph Curry admitted that the team is nowhere close to a championship calibre team.
Warriors had finished last in the Western Conference table in the 2019-20 season without the services of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. While the franchise now have Curry back into the court, Thompson will miss out yet another season as a result of a serious injury.
The four time NBA Champions’ defence was far from good as they failed to get a hold of Bucks’ Khris Middleton who registered 31 points for the winning side.
On the other hand, the offense also did not enjoy a fruitful outing as no player managed to score more than 20 points. Curry top scored with 19 points to his name with rookie Wiseman next with 18 points.
“We need to win immediately”: Curry calls for more
The former MVP stated after the loss that the team’s collective IQ on the court has to get considerably better if they wish to achieve something this season.
When asked about the issues that the team have been facing during these two hard-hitting losses, 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.”
In one such instance from the game, guard Kelly Oubre attempted to shoot with three defenders surrounding him. The resulting disastrous attempt brought in a wry smile from Steph Curry while the camera panned to coach Steve Kerr with a facepalm.
Curry also admitted that these two losses have taken him by surprise since he did not expect such a start to the season. The Warriors will play Chicago Bulls next, away from home and will aim to put the crushing losses behind them to kickstart the season.