SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry desperately wants some assist from his teammates.
And his crew is aware of it.
“No query, we want some scoring and a few playmaking elsewhere,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated.
Curry dropped 38 factors within the Warriors’ 116-110 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday evening — his sixth 30-point recreation this season. In the meantime, solely as soon as has he had a teammate end with at the very least 20 factors: Dario Saric towards the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Nov. 3.
Curry has additionally outscored some other participant on the Warriors by at the very least 5 factors in all 11 video games this season, the longest streak to start a season since Michael Jordan in 1987-88 (11), based on ESPN’s Statistics & Info.
Saturday was the fifth time in 11 video games that Curry had doubled his closest teammate in scoring, based on ESPN’s Stats & Info. That is already extra usually than he did all of it final season.
Golden State is desperately lacking the supplementary scoring from Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins, who completed with 16 and 6 factors, respectively, and have each gotten off to gradual begins this season.
“There’s all the time been a sure method to guarding us. For years you understand the place consideration goes to be,” Curry stated. “Normally attempt to blitz me in a pick-and-roll, keep body-tight on Klay … regardless of the case is we’ve to make changes. We won’t simply hold doing the identical factor and count on a special consequence.”
“It isn’t a panic or something,” Curry continued. “It is only a matter of getting a bit of smarter and a bit of bit extra organized.”
“Chris [and I] acquired to do a greater job of creating certain we’re moving into issues,” Inexperienced stated. “When Steph’s acquired it going, he is acquired it going. He is simply transferring. It is on us to appreciate that and discover ways to additionally use him to get different guys’ seems to be as effectively.”
Earlier on this younger season, it appeared as if the Warriors had been lastly able to not simply survive, however presumably thrive within the non-Curry minutes this season due to the crew’s bench manufacturing. That effort was — and is — led by Paul.
Golden State ranks sixth in bench scoring with 41.1 factors per recreation, however its scoring has been inefficient, rating twenty fourth within the league in discipline aim share (42.1%) and twenty fifth on 3-pointers (30.5%).
Nonetheless, because the Warriors began their six-game residence stand Saturday, any offense outdoors of Curry has been arduous to generate.
In line with Inexperienced, this is not a matter of the Warriors nonetheless making an attempt to determine their recreation or their new roster out. There have been flashes, significantly throughout a five-game stretch after dropping their first recreation of the season.
As a substitute, it is only a matter of execution.
“We as gamers should do higher,” Inexperienced stated. “Once we’re taking part in effectively, gamers get the credit score … while you’re taking part in unhealthy, gamers should f—ing take the blame as effectively. We will come up right here and level a bunch of fingers … on the finish of the day we play basketball and it is our [job] to determine it out and play higher.”
A couple of days earlier than Sunday’s recreation, Kerr stated there have been no imminent plans to vary his lineups or rotations. However, after the loss to Minnesota — through which his rookies Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson Davis virtually gave them an opportunity to win within the ultimate minutes — Kerr did not seem closed off to the thought of change.
“I like everybody that I am taking part in, but when we wrestle, then we have to get guys on the market who’re going to offer us a spark,” Kerr stated.
“Every thing is on the desk for us for changes,” Curry added. “Once you’ve misplaced three straight, it’s a must to make changes. I do not know if it is a rotation factor or regardless of the case is, however every part is on the desk and everybody needs to be able to step in.”