Stephen Curry Comments on Warriors’ Goals Entering 2016-17 Season

September 5th, 2016 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors won 73 games last season, but they aren't necessarily focused on improving on that total in 2016-17.

After adding Kevin Durant as a free agent in the offseason, two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry said in an interview posted by the team's Twitter account Monday that winning the NBA title is more important than anything that happens in the regular season:

Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk transcribed Curry's thoughts:

74 [wins] isn't really a goal. If it happens, it happens. All of our energy will be spent on getting ourselves ready for a championship run. We want to have a great regular season obviously, we don't want to have any slip-ups, but I don't think coming into the season with the goal of 74 is a good focus. It's about winning a championship.

Golden State became the most accomplished regular-season team in NBA history last year, posting a 73-9 record to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls by one game. While Michael Jordan and Co. won the NBA title that season, the Warriors lost in the NBA Finals after holding a 3-1 series lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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