Stephen Curry insists the Warriors are “not playing perfect basketball” despite recording their 11th consecutive victory in a 132-100 thrashing of the Pacers on Monday.
Curry scored a game-high 26 points, including 23 in the first half, as the Warriors extended their winning streak with a dominant display in Indianapolis.
The 30-year-old poured in six more 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to sink 200 shots from outside the arc in fewer than 40 games to start his season.
Curry and the Warriors appear to have hit their stride but the point guard believes there is more to come.
Asked if they can improve further, Curry said: “I feel like we can.
“We’re not playing perfect basketball, by any stretch, but we’re playing consistent, focused basketball and we’re still working out some kinks with rotations and stuff like that.”
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Monday’s win completed a 5-0 road trip that delighted coach Steve Kerr.
“Unbelievable trip,” said Kerr said. “Just a really good way to finish it, too, with everybody playing, everybody contributing, leading from start to finish.
“I was a little worried about this game. Everybody’s anxious to get home. But we finished off the trip the right way, and it was great to see.
“We’re in a good place, but we got to keep going.
“We’ve been searching for momentum all year, and we finally put it together.”
The winning streak has pushed the Warriors (36-14) to the top of the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games clear of the second-place Nuggets (34-15).
Golden State closes January with a big home game Thursday against the 76ers (32-18). The Warriors have a chance of finishing with only one loss in the month, to the Rockets way back on Jan. 3.