Curry’s reaction to the Celtics’ rout of the Warriors speaks volumes

Draymond Green dismissed it as an isolated incident, while Steve Kerr vowed to disregard it entirely. However, Stephen Curry acknowledged the significance of the Boston Celtics’ dominant 52-point victory over his Golden State Warriors at TD Garden on Sunday. Curry noted the Celtics’ sustained motivation and improvement since the 2022 NBA Finals, emphasizing their confidence and identity. He credited their growth and assuredness, acknowledging the need for his team to improve in response.

The Warriors inadvertently allowed Jaylen Brown space in the first quarter, and he capitalized by sinking 5 of 9 three-pointers in the opening 12 minutes. The Celtics as a team connected on 10 of 16 three-point attempts, contributing to their 44-point first quarter.

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Curry’s remark, “That’s what we used to do to teams,” underscores the Warriors’ past dominance, characterized by a confident ability to overwhelm opponents with a barrage of three-pointers. During their peak, the Warriors’ swagger propelled them to three championships in four years from 2015 to 2018, including overcoming a formidable Celtics team in the 2022 NBA Finals, despite Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all being over 30 years old. Curry recognizes a similar confidence in the current Celtics squad, evident in their historic point differential and multiple 50-plus point victories this season.

Certainly, while impressive regular-season stats may capture attention, the ultimate measure of success for the Celtics lies in their playoff performance. Previous postseason disappointments seem to have fueled their determination to elevate their game in pursuit of their 18th championship banner. Curry acknowledges the Celtics’ renewed hunger and their desire to overcome past hurdles. Their current level of play reflects the motivation they’ve derived from those experiences.






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