Stephen Curry spoke of his admiration for the Warriors’ tradition after they reached 50 regular-season wins for a sixth straight season by beating the Pistons 121-114 on Sunday.
The back-to-back NBA champions responded in type to their 35-point loss to the Mavericks on Saturday because the returning Curry, rested the earlier evening, led the crew with 26 factors.
Golden State, atop the Western Convention standings and already assured of a playoff place, now boast a 50-23 file with 9 video games nonetheless to play earlier than the postseason begins.
“It is form of surreal, to be trustworthy,” Curry advised reporters after the sport.
“You discuss concerning the historical past of the group, how exhausting it’s to win NBA video games, win championships and string collectively [wins] yr after yr after yr….it takes a group of gifted guys, a dedication to making an attempt to place collectively the most effective crew attainable yearly.
The Dubs clinched their sixth straight 50+ win season with the win
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 25, 2019
“That is entrance workplace, teaching employees, all the way in which down. So, I feel I’ve a real appreciation for what we have been in a position to do and need to proceed it for so long as we are able to.”
Regardless of boasting a roster stacked with All-Star expertise, Warriors coach Steve Kerr feels there may be not a real appreciation for a way constant his crew is sport after sport and yr on yr.
“It is exhausting for anyone to grasp what these guys undergo — bodily, emotionally, spiritually, making an attempt to defend the crown, making an attempt to win the title, making an attempt to remain on prime of the mountain. It is exhausting,” he mentioned.
“And [Saturday] evening, that they had nothing, we had nothing within the tank.
“The wonderful thing about this crew is that they at all times bounce again as a result of they’ve a lot delight.
“However what they’ve completed — this crew has the most effective file during the last 4 seasons of any four-year interval within the historical past of the NBA. What they’ve accomplished is simply exceptional.”