Sunday, April 14, 2024

Warriors’ Stephen Curry on 52-point loss: ‘It’s sort of demoralizing’

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored a season-low 4 factors in Sunday’s 140-88 pulverizing loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Backyard. The ten-time All-Star lastly discovered himself on the dropping facet of a humiliating blowout defeat. It was Golden State’s fourth-worst loss in franchise historical past.

“You have got a inventive thought and it doesn’t work and also you’re taking the ball out of the basket and so they’re hitting 10 3s within the first quarter, like, that’s what we used to do to groups,” stated Curry, who completed 2-of-13 (15.4%) capturing from the sphere. He additionally missed all 9 of his 3-point makes an attempt, together with consecutive airballs within the opening quarter.

“It’s sort of demoralizing. Then you definately really feel like you need to play dwelling run basketball on the opposite finish to attempt to make it up, and that’s the place the momentum shift saved going their means. Each little play goes their means, and also you lookup and also you’re down friggin 40. It’s a type of nights.”

Curry’s 4 factors had been his fewest since he scored simply three in 16 minutes on March 16, 2022, at Boston — a sport he exited with a foot damage. He additionally scored solely seven factors in 31 minutes on the Portland Path Blazers on Dec. 17, 2023.

Golden State Warriors’ 52-point loss to Boston Celtics was their fourth-worst loss in franchise historical past

In the meantime, the Celtics at present have among the finest level differentials (11.4) in NBA historical past via 60 video games, and Boston is the primary crew ever with three wins of fifty or extra factors in a single season.

The Celtics’ solely bigger blowout wins had been 133-77 on the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 8, 2018, and 128-75 at dwelling in opposition to the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 25, 2022.

“The best way that they’ve been taking part in, they appear very certain of themselves of their id and who they’re,” Stephen Curry added, citing Boston’s 11-game win streak.

“Give them credit score. They got here out and whooped us tonight from the leap, and it was a type of good storms of a tough [day] on our finish and them taking it to us.”

Moreover, Boston has outscored groups by 29.8 factors per sport over its previous six video games. Their level differential is the most effective over a six-game span in NBA historical past, passing the 1971-72 Lakers (+28.3), who gained a then-record 69 video games.

NBA betting websites present the Warriors with ninth-shortest odds to win the championship. Sportsbooks are displaying higher odds for the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers within the Western Convention.

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