Editor's Note: The above video for a postgame media session on March 21, 2016.
OAKLAND – Warriors coach Steve Kerr may have to pull his “coach card” if he wants to give Steph Curry a breather anytime soon.
Even in the face of concerns about Curry’s fatigue level and the desire to have him fresh for the playoffs, the seventh-year point guard wants to stay on the court.
“I want to play,” Curry said after the team’s Wednesday morning shootaround, “and every opportunity I have to do that I want to take advantage of it.”
Curry over the last two games has looked weary. His shot has been errant (10-of-35, 3-of-21 from deep) and he’s reverting to methods, like reaching on defense and getting a bit careless on offense, often associated with being tired.
Kerr has noticed and indicated he would consider sitting the league’s leading scorer at some point over the final three weeks of the regular season.
“We haven’t had those conversations yet,” Curry said. “The goal right now – we have a lot to play for – is locking up the No. 1 seed and to win as many games down the stretch to see if we can chase that record.
“But we’ll see what happens.”
Meanwhile, as the Warriors (63-7) hold a four-game lead on San Antonio, the quest to win 73 games continues. The players are acknowledging that goal more openly as they approach the all-time record of 72-10 set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96.
“We’ve got nine out of 12 at home,” Curry pointed outs. “We know we have to go 10-2. It’s common knowledge for everybody right now. We’re four games up in the loss column for that No. 1 seed, so that’s the driving force.
“Going 10-2 for us is kind of on pace of what we’ve been doing all season.”