- Stephen Curry has expressed disappointment after another loss for the Golden State Warriors
- GWS blew a 17-point lead and missed important shots as the Brooklyn Nets beat them 120-116
- The reigning NBA champions have struggled to regain the consistency they showed last term
The Golden State Warriors suffered another bad loss, this time losing to the Brooklyn Nets 120-116, squandering another double-digit lead.
Warriors talisman, Stephen Curry was understandably frustrated after the match, stressing that he hates losing and doesn't like being in a situation where he must explain why the team couldn't close the game out.
Royce O'Neale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds left to inflict another painful loss on the defending NBA champions.
A Klay Thompson jumper put the Warriors 106-93 up with 6.57 to play. However, the Nets - who are without Kevin Durant - outscored them 27-10 in the remainder of the game, leaving GSW to rue the chance to close the game out, per ESPN.
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Kyrie Irving scored 38 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Curry made two free throws with 1.12 left to give his team the lead. Irving then missed twice, giving Golden State a chance to win, but Curry and Kevon Looney both fell short.
Curry dissects Warriors struggles
Curry, the MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals, was disappointed with the result, which comes after a huge win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, per Clutchpoints. The 34-year-old scored 26 points.
“No matter what the reason is, losing is a terrible feeling. We hate it …[We] need to do something about it… Nobody is thinking we can’t do it. That’s our challenge, to not be in the situation where every other night we are explaining why we didn’t get the job done.”
Steve Kerr's side have struggled for consistency this season, which explains their 23-24 record. They are 3-3 in their last six games and will be searching for a win against the Memphis Grizzlies in their next match.
Warriors will certainly try and climb up the standings before the All-Star break, to avoid a chaotic end-of-the-season battle for a playoff spot in a challenging Western Conference.
Curry makes half-court buzzer beater
Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry hitting a buzzer beater from the half-court against last season's final opponents, the Boston Celtics.
As the clock ticked towards half-time, the superstar produced a miraculous play that not only went viral on Twitter, but also stunned Celtics fans at TD Garden.
After securing the ball with just seconds left, Curry made a half-court shot as the buzzer sounded to end the first half - the long three is his trademark shot.