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Steph Curry 'sick of' Warriors inconsistency as defending champs improve to 25-24

By Sports Desk January 28, 2023

Stephen Curry hopes the Golden State Warriors can now move well clear of .500 after improving to a winning record for the first time in three weeks.

The Warriors won five straight games over Christmas and New Year to seemingly get their title defence back on track, only for consecutive losses to return them to .500.

Curry returned from injury in their next game, another loss, but the Warriors had not been able to celebrate back-to-back victories since.

They finally did so this week as a win over the Memphis Grizzlies was followed by Friday's 129-117 victory against the Toronto Raptors, which lifted the Warriors to 25-24.

Now, the plan is to go on a run, Curry says.

"We just need wins in general, however we can get them," he said. "It's just the next one up and we've got to figure out the way to win.

"We've been teetering on either side of .500 for a very long time. I'm kind of sick of it at this point.

"We've got to figure out how to keep moving in the right direction and stack wins, no matter how we can get them."

Curry led the team with 35 points and 11 assists, and Steve Kerr saw evidence of his fit-again superstar returning to his best.

"It feels like we took better care of the ball," the coach said. "When Steph plays like that, the whole game opens up, the whole floor opens up."

But Curry, who scored 34 against the Grizzlies and 41 against the Washington Wizards early last week, felt he had already found his rhythm.

The point guard just hopes Kerr keeps leaving him out on the court, playing just shy of 39 minutes in this game – his third-most this season.

"I felt good, moving well, but I've felt like I've been doing that for a couple of games now," Curry said.

"It's just everything being in sync in terms of what I want to get to on the offensive end.

"Don't tell [Kerr], but I played a lot of minutes, and I felt really good for all 39, so I want to keep that up.

"I haven't got that question that much this season, which is nice. Just to say I felt great; keep it going."

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