Steph Curry, Draymond Green Addressed Warriors About Preventing 'Bad Energy'

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2021

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) high-fives Kent Bazemore, left, Stephen Curry (30) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) during the first quarter against the Houston Rockets in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)
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Stephen Curry has been borderline unstoppable for most of the season and particularly in April. But the only thing capable of slowing him down is, well, the vibes. 

After Curry and the Dubs fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 126-114 on Thursday night, Curry said he and Draymond Green spoke to the rest of the team about warding off bad energy from night to night:

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Steph said be and Draymond talked to the team postgame about what they all must do, but the words will will stay in the lockerroom. Steph said this is not a dysfunctional team, but they need to work to prevent bad energy from night to night.

Thursday's loss was Golden State's second in a row and fourth in the past seven games. Not ideal for a Warriors team fighting for a playoff spot (though the 31-32 Dubs are currently 10th and three games clear of the New Orleans Pelicans for the final play-in tournament berth). 

All of that while Curry absolutely obliterates opponents. He's scored 30 or more points in 14 of his past 16 games and set yet another three-point record:

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Steph Curry's April is complete: 96-of-206 from 3. The previous high for made 3s in a month in NBA history was 82. He bumped it up 14.

He's averaging 37.3 points per game in April. Those are silly numbers.

For the year Curry is averaging 31.2 points, 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 48.9 percent from the field, 42.8 percent from three and 91.8 percent from the free-throw line. If the Warriors were better, Curry would be the frontrunner to win his third MVP award. As it stands, he and Green are literally dragging the rest of the Warriors into the play-in tournament. 

The Dubs always knew it wouldn't be easy, with Klay Thompson out for a second straight year. It didn't get easier when rookie center James Wiseman was lost for the year in April with a meniscus injury in his right knee. 

That the Dubs have to work on their energy on a nightly basis isn't a great sign, though. Granted, Curry and Green have won three titles, so they know exactly what mentality is needed for that level of success. But the fact that Curry addressed the topic publicly is telling.