Despite exit, Curry has established himself in the league with his form this year.
The season ended in disappointment for the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, as their 94-82 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs brought an end to their playoff run.
Having lit up the post season with their win over the Denver Nuggets in the last round before going level with the Spurs in the first four games of this series, they have proven themselves to be a team to look out for in the future.
Led by point guard Stephen Curry, who took his impressive shooting from the regular season into the playoffs, the Warriors have made a copious amount of new supporters for their style of basketball.
With Curry and Klay Thompson in the back-court and rookie Harrison Barnes along with Andrew Bogut playing their own integral roles in the team’s success, Golden State have a talented young roster at their disposal, and coach Mark Jackson will be delighted with their effort this year.
Little was expected of them despite the individuals in the line-up, but Jackson has moulded together an exciting group of players that play an entertaining brand of basketball.
Just as comfortable taking shots from beyond the arc as they are of getting to the basket, the Warriors will hope that this rare foray into the post season isn’t an anomaly, and that they can make an immediate return next season.
“We’re disappointed for the way that it ended, on our home court. But right now, we’re excited about the foundation we built as a team going forward. We’re excited about it, and we’re looking forward to next year,” Curry said in his post-game interview.
Along with the Oakland faithful, there will be plenty of others taking a keen interest in how the 25-year-old and his team-mates perform next season.