The Golden State Warriors got blown out by the Los Angeles Lakers 128-97 on Monday.
Stephen Curry scored 27 points in the losing effort, while Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole chipped in 15 points and 14 points, respectively.
With this loss Golden State now sits at 20-20 on the year and ninth in the Western Conference.
With his team’s playoff viability suddenly in doubt, a frustrated Curry got brutally honest on Monday night.
“We’ve got to play better,” he said. “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.”
Above all else, Curry stressed that things need to change.
“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.”
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The Warriors are in the running for some big trades. There was chatter of a blockbuster deal with the Houston Rockets, as well as a pretty significant one with the Chicago Bulls.
Team president Bob Myers recently spoke out about what the next few weeks will look like for his organization.
If a deal gets done, Golden State’s season can turn around in a hurry. If not – things could get a lot worse before they get better.
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