Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was extremely frustrated after a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers as he underlined that his team has "got to get sick of getting blown out." On Monday night in San Francisco, the Warriors suffered a bad blowout loss as the Lakers won 128-97.
"We've got to play better," Curry told reporters after the 128-97 defeat, per ESPN. "We have to develop a winning attitude every single night, and honestly, we've got to get sick of getting blown out, because that's embarrassing.
We have to have some pride about how we're playing. You can lose games -- that's going to happen -- but not like that." A few days earlier, the Warriors suffered a 130-104 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "I think these last two days kind of define our team in a lot of ways," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
"In a span of 36 hours, we beat the team with the best record in the league with a spirited defensive effort and then lost by 31 points to another great team. Who are we? What kind of team are we? We are 20-20 for a reason.
We haven't been able to put together consistent efforts with execution at both ends of the floor. We are too up and down. We've got to find a way to put together some good games."
Curry performed well
Curry scored 27 points, had three rebounds and two assists in a blowout loss against the Lakers.
"I'm trying to say something different that I haven't said all year," Curry said, when asked what it would take for the Warriors to get back to being an above-average team. "I don't know. I don't know.
There's just certain principles, obviously, of how we're going to play. It's our identity that has to show up every night, and at the end of the day, I think I said it [Sunday] night, our expectations go through the roof when you play like you did against Utah and then you come and drop the ball tonight, and that's why we are 20-20, but it takes a lot.
"Winning is hard in this league. We all know that, and we all know you can't just show up and momentum's not just going to carry just because you played well the game before. I think it's a collective effort across the board, but it's just an understanding that winning is hard and we talk about the margins and where we are as a team. If you want to beat the good teams, you can't have any cracks in the armor."