Warriors try to get back in win column behind Lee, Curry

Warriors try to get back in win column behind Lee, Curry
March 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
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BOSTON — Shooting the ball as well as Stephen Curry has lately, it only makes sense for him to try and not change a thing about well, everything.

From a gameday routine that includes a bowl of frosted flakes, a bagel and an omelette, all the way down to the wearing the same sneakers, Curry is trying to live out his own Groundhog's Day but would like to make one change - losing games.

While the Warriors (33-25) have had a solid season thus, Curry's last two monster scoring nights - a career-high 54 points at New York on Wednesday, 38 points the night before in Indiana - have not been enough for Golden State to emerge with a victory.

And that to some degree has dampened the feel-good vibes around this team which is currently sixth in the Western Conference standings.

So as much as the focus and attention of many will be on the exploits of Curry, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is much more consumed with trying to find a way to get his team back on its winning ways.

And part of that process involves getting the Warriors' All-Star - not Curry, but forward David Lee - involved early and often.

Lee, who was suspended one game for his role in the melee with Indiana on Wednesday, returns to the floor tonight.

He's averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game this season.

And as Jackson will attest to, Lee brings more to the game than just scoring and rebounds.

"His leadership, his voice ... we miss him and we're glad to have him back," Jackson said. "What he brings to the table, completes us as a team."

The same could be said for Curry who was among the handful of players many felt was worthy of an All-Star berth this season.

There's nothing that can be done about that now.

All the Warriors can do is press forward, try to get back on track and hope that Curry's hot hand will aid in the process.

He has averaged 46 points in Golden State's last two games. For the month of February, he averaged 25.4 points, 6.9 assists while connecting on 48 percent of his 3s.

Curry is in a good shooting place now, somewhere he doesn't want to leave anytime soon.

And to help him continue with his hot-shooting, he'll try to stick with his current routine - and sneakers - for as long as possible.

"These are the ones I've worn since All-Star break," Curry says, pointing down to his brightly colored sneakers. "I think they got some good mojo in them."