Teamwork helped the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 132-126 in overtime Tuesday night at Chase Center, but the Splash Brothers gave it their all.
Steph Curry was his typical self one game after his epic 3-point streak ended, nailing a dagger 3 to win in OT and scoring 33 points. With a crucial three toward the end of regulation and a 24-point night, Klay Thompson, who has faced critics all season, proved he's one of the best shooters ever
Although Draymond Green is banned, the Warriors' championship core can still compete. Curry addressed naysayers who want to tear up the core following Tuesday's great win.
Curry told reporters, "It's been like that for years, even before we won the '22 championship." They constantly find something to criticize since we're expected to win. That's something you accept.
It's no secret to anybody what February looks like or a playoff push, and what you need to show other teams to be a serious threat to win a playoff series or whatever the case is.
The Warriors know they can contend if their core is intact. Experience from four NBA titles can't be replicated and will always be an advantage, even when things aren't going well.
Golden State is 13-14 and No. 11 in the Western Conference after Tuesday's win, but young players like Trayce Jackson-Davis, Jonathan Kuminga, and Brandin Podziemski are helping the team.
Thompson and Warriors coach Steve Kerr's contracts expire after the 2023-24 NBA season, leaving next year's plans uncertain. As long as the core is intact, they can only compete.
Curry stated outside talk and skepticism were at an all-time high before the Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals. In this season's similar situation, no club is more positioned to stun the league with another playoff run.