Steph Curry sees Warriors ‘Jesus moment’ between Games 1 and 2
The Warriors’ situation isn’t exactly dire per se, but a moment of introspection can’t hurt.
Trailing 1-0 to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals after a frustrating Game 1 loss Thursday night at Chase Center, Golden State will collectively watch itself for 48 hours in the mirror before Game 2 Sunday night.
That, and maybe they’ll join hands in a prayer circle.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Warriors superstar Steph Curry spoke about previous “come to Jesus” moments that have helped the team weather tough times throughout the season.
“Look how we responded from Game 5 to Game 6 of the Memphis Series,” Curry said. “Game 4 to 5 in the Dallas series. Even times throughout the regular season where things start to get a little out of hand sometimes and kind of have your moment coming to Jesus like we have to play it right. How are are we going to flip the script and get things back on track? We’ve generally responded pretty well. It’s a collective effort with defense in mind first, and just an understanding of how we all work together to create good shots on the offensive side.
“You said it was the first time we lost 0-1 [in these playoffs]. It’s the first time for a lot of things with this particular group. We are here in the final for a reason because we figured it out along the way. If we want to come back to this series, we have to figure it out again.”
It’s just one game, but is it another “come to Jesus moment” for the Warriors?
“Absolutely,” Curry said.
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It’s the NBA Finals, one of the biggest milestones in professional sports. Every bad decision, no matter how small, needs to be thought through.
For Curry and the Warriors, their autopsy of what went wrong in the fourth quarter of Game 1 will determine how they prevent such a disaster in Game 2.