Stephen Curry understands Rockets’ confidence
Stephen Curry spoke at length about the Houston Rockets’ brash confidence, despite only being within a half game ahead of the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the league.
Rockets star James Harden recently told ESPN that this is the best team he’s ever been on, prodding his chances to finally make a championship run with this core.
Curry didn’t make much of those words, as the Rockets have been trying to solve the Warriors puzzle for many years now.
“What are they supposed to say? If I was in the same ship I’d say the same thing,” said Curry, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “We were probably saying the same thing four years ago when we were chasing our first championship. I would either think they’re lying or be seriously concerned if they were saying anything different than what is being rumored they’re saying, their confidence and all that.”
He later darted a bit of confidence in his own team, noting that confidence could come as irrational for a team that hasn’t been able to reach the Western Conference Finals in four out of their last five seasons under Harden.
“(My teammates) Probably (think) the same way I just said. What else you supposed to say?,” added Curry. “All those questions — Who’s the best in the league at this position? Who feels like they’re the best when it comes to individuals, teams? All that stuff.”
“There is so much time before we battle it out, not just with Houston but all those teams in the West fighting it out for the conference. Everyone’s gotta have that confidence, whether it’s rational or not.”
The Rockets have won two out of their three regular season games against the Warriors this season, giving them a tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed if their records tie at the end of the season, but they’re a combined 2-8 against the Warriors in the postseason since Harden became the franchise player.