In the past three seasons, when Steph Curry’s game plus-minus value was less than -5, the Warriors’ record was 2 wins and 46 losses, and this statistic continues in the first game of the 2023-24 season.
Many fans believe it’s still possible for the Warriors to break the mold of recent years: Even if Curry doesn’t perform well, they still have a chance to win, but that may not be the case.
Our definition of poor performance for a basketball superstar like Curry is particularly strict. Although Curry scored 27 points in the first game of the new season, his shooting and three-point shooting percentages were only 40% and 28.6% respectively. Curry’s plus-minus value for the entire game was -9, which is the biggest sign of the Warriors losing.