Curry tries to bounce back vs. Timberwolves
By Ron Kroichick Published 3:18 pm, Monday, March 21, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - Stephen Curry looked fresh as he launched jumpers during Monday morning’s shootaround at the Target Center. So will that translate to a more-like-Steph game Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves?
Curry and the Warriors are trying to bounce back from their worst offensive game of the season, Saturday night’s 87-79 loss in San Antonio. The Warriors were held to a season-low point total, in part because Curry scored only 14 points on 4-of-18 shooting, including 1-of-12 on three-pointers.
Asked on Monday whether Curry looked tired, head coach Steve Kerr said, “He did. He didn’t look quite like himself, and that happens every once in a while. My guess is, nine games in 14 days, the burden he has on his shoulders … he just didn’t look like he had the bounce.
“But again, the Spurs had something to do with that because of the pressure they were putting on him. They didn’t let him get into his comfort zone. So it was a great experience for him and for us, and we’ll get better because of it.”
Saturday night’s game was, in fact, Golden State’s ninth in a 14-day stretch. But Curry refused to acknowledge weariness played any role in his sub-par outing.
“No, normal schedule,” he said. “Everybody goes through it at some point. I just didn’t play well.”
The schedule doesn’t become any gentler down the stretch: The Warriors play six games in the next 10 days, though the next four (after Monday night) are at Oracle Arena.
Ron Kroichick is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org