Stephen Curry helped turn the Golden State Warriors into one of the most successful NBA teams in the history of the league.
They now have the third-most NBA Finals appearances (12), trailing only the Boston Celtics (22), and Los Angeles Lakers (32), and half of those have come during the Splash Brothers era.
The Warriors weren’t always contenders before Steve Kerr arrived, but they were already building something special with Mark Jackson.
To put in context just how good they’ve become since Curry burst onto the scene, Monday’s loss vs. the Sacramento Kings marked the very first time this team has been down 0-2 in a playoff series.
Steph Curry has never been down 2-0 in a playoff series….until now pic.twitter.com/S9KDs6pflH
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 18, 2023
The Warriors have been tested and put against the wall way too many times in that span, and more often than not, they’ve found a way to bounce back.
Nonetheless, they’ve never had to overcome such a deficit, and this is far from their best version.
The Kings have outhustled them on both ends of the floor, with the Warriors not being able to match up their energy and intensity.
Then again, they’ve been nearly unbeatable at home during the Kerr era, so going back to the Bay Area might as well be just what they need to get back on track and even things up.
Coming back from a 0-2 deficit isn’t unprecedented in this league, although it’s never easy.
But if someone can pull it off, that’s most definitely Curry and his Warriors, so don’t count them out already.
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