Stephen Curry is having one of the best statistical seasons of his career but the Golden State Warriors continue to struggle and have lost seven of their past eight games.
"It's tough," Curry said, when asked about how his younger teammates are dealing with all the losing. "Keep it real; we all had higher expectations for where we were supposed to be this season. And guys want to outperform; when they go out there, they want to exceed the expectations for themselves, for the coaching staff, whatever it is. And when it doesn't happen, it's frustrating.
"I hope it stings. I hope it's uncomfortable. I hope it motivates you to keep grinding, challenging yourself to get better. I hope nobody is content just being in this middle-of-the-road situation. We're going to find out how we respond down the stretch of the season. See what we're made of."
The Warriors are currently four games under .500.
"The hard part is trying to answer some of the questions around how we can get better and how we win games," Curry said. "The situation is what it is. We have a lot to improve on, and there's a challenge there that we all need to take head on. It's uncomfortable right now, it's frustrating for everybody, but it will test us to find a way to make these last 20 games matter and give us something to show for it towards the end of the season.
"Right now, it's frustrating, for sure. I hope everybody in the locker room hates losing as a motivation just to stick with it, to stay connected and to figure it out."