The Golden State Warriors only have 9 games left on the regular season and must be near perfect if they want to make the playoffs. However, there's no such thing as an easy win in the NBA, especially at this point in the campaign; as they found out last night vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Steve Kerr's boys were craving a win against an already eliminated team. Sadly for them, the Timberwolves are finally healthy and peaking right now, riding a four-game winning streak and leaving it all on the court to see how their new core meshes altogether.
The Warriors left Minneapolis with a tough loss that could take a big toll on their chances of making the play-in tournament and clinch a playoff berth, even despite another MVP-caliber performance from Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry Says The Warriors Need To Figure Things Out Right Now
That's why the two-time MVP looked so furstrated at the end of the game, claiming that they just dropped the ball. Curry said that the Warriors were aware of their situation, jet they couldn't get the job done:
“It's just tough. It's a tough situation. You know you need this win, you know you have to get things back in the right direction and then you don't get it done. So, we can sit here and talk about whatever the problem was, at the end of the day we gotta fix it or we're done," Curry started.
"It’s frustrating. At the end of the day, you want to win basketball games. We need to figure out what that is, practice, film, put it together in games. We’re not going to talk our way through it. I’m trying to give you as much as I can about what’s wrong, but it’s on us to figure that out if we want to make this season mean anything," he concluded.
At least, the Dubs will have the prime chance to seal their ticket to the play-in tournament, as they'll face the New Orleans Pelicans - who trail them by 3 games - three times over their next nine games.