What could you say about the defensive effort especially on Stephen Curry?
Blatt: Well, to hold Golden State under a hundred points or under 95 points, you're doing something on defense. And our guys are really, really, really locked in and defending and making an effort and making multiple efforts on every single play. And that is the only way to play against the Warriors, because they're so potent offensively and they can put up points so quickly and in a multitude of ways that you have no choice but to be aware or get beat. And I thought we were aware, and I thought we were locked in on almost every play. That's what it took.
Matthew Dellavedova Is Your God Now.
Curry shot 21.7 percent from the field on 23 attempts last night. His previous career low in a regular-season or playoff game with at least 20 attempts was 23.8 percent — and that happened in 2010. Trying to imagine a Curry meltdown worse than last night is about as impossible as what happened … last night.
"This team has nothing on its mind but trying to win a championship," first-year coach David Blatt said. "And the fact that Kyrie went down, the fact that Kevin went down earlier has not changed our resolve in any way, has not caused us to look for some particular break or sympathy, because it's not coming. It hasn't come to us all year. We've dealt with adversity from Day 1.
"These situations only make us stronger."