The Warriors have the arduous task of defending their title this season. They started strong but then hit a slump. This matchup was a rerun of the 2022 NBA Finals against a Celtics unit that has been amazing this season. Curry believes this win ought to lift the roster's hope and get back to the dogged mentality which has won them four titles in the last eight years.
Need for consistency
The Warriors reached the NBA Finals six times in the previous eight seasons. All those runs to the Finals had the Warriors unit pegged at a winning percentage of at least .650 in the regular season. They have just hit the .500 mark this season and will hope to transcend that yet another title run contending winning percentage.
Apart from their rebuilding season when Steph and Klay were out, the Warriors were the most consistent team in the NBA. This year, everyone's on the floor, yet they are struggling. It's a new situation for the most dominant franchise of their era, and a win against the best team in the NBA goes a long way to returning confidence to Golden State.
Camaraderie results in victory runs
The Warriors have always been a tightly-knit group, irrespective of the ins and outs of players in the past decade. Curry and Klay, combined with the likes of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Andrew Igoudala in the past, are getting on the ship with Wiggins, Poole, and the rest of the squad.
The Warriors are a proven example of how effective communication and team building translates positive energy around the roster, leading to championships. They may be struggling but don't write them off just yet.