The Warriors have lost three of their past six games, including a 30-point blowout to the Utah Jazz, and a 20-point home beatdown courtesy of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Their energy level has been mediocre at best, and their defense has been lackadaisical.
Stephen Curry, for one, is looking forward to seeing the team reset and reload over the NBA All-Star Game this weekend.
Steph Curry on finishing off strong before the All-Star break pic.twitter.com/hQfZQO7If4— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 12, 2018
Asked about coming out of the break strong, Curry responded that, “Whatever you need to do personally to get your body right, get your mind right, get your spirit right for the post All-Star break journey, the playoff run. Make sure that happens, and hit the ground running on that Thursday.”
Of course, the All-Star break won’t be a break for everyone. Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will be playing in the game on Sunday, while also having practice on Saturday, and numerous media obligations. Thompson will also be lacing up his Antas on Saturday night in the three-point contest, and Quinn Cook and Damian Jones will be in Sunday’s G-League All-Star Game.
While the team has eyes on coming out of the gate strong next week, they have two games before their time off: tonight against the Phoenix Suns, and Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Then they’re off for eight days until a home contest against the Los Angeles Clippers.
“Obviously right now we’ve got a game tonight, we’ve got a game Wednesday,” Curry said. “We’ve got to finish strong, create good vibes going into the break.”
After the All-Star Game, the Dubs will have 24 games, then it’s on to the playoffs.