Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors narrowly lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in Wednesday's play-in and will have to beat the Memphis Grizzlies for the second time in less than a week in a win-or-go-home game.
"We'll be ready," Curry said after the game. "Right now, it sucks. We played pretty well tonight. Missed this type of environment. It was a lot of fun -- high intensity, high competitive level. Proud of everybody that set foot on the floor tonight.
"They made a run in the third quarter, we turned the ball over and changed the game. We still gave ourselves a chance to win."
The Warriors had a 13-point lead at halftime over the Lakers.
"We've had to do it the last 20 games, so it's no different," Curry said, while discussing why he believes the group will be able to rally. "It is a win-or-go-home scenario, but we've had a high confidence and put together a string of wins and had a tough loss and had to bounce back, so we've been there.
"We're obviously very familiar with Memphis and understanding what it's going to take to beat those guys again. ... We're a good team right now that knows how to compete and carry that same identity into Friday and come out swinging."