Steph Curry says Golden State Warriors have to rediscover their form in their remaining regular season games if they are to make any kind of impact in the play-offs.
The Dubs are back in action on Monday night as they face a tough trip to Denver Nuggets - Golden State are 15/4 to win in the Money Line and Denver can be backed at 10/11 with a +9.5 handicap in the Point Spread.
The Warriors were locked in a battle with Phoenix Suns for the top seed in the Western Conference not too long ago, but they have lost their last four games and eight of their last 10, leaving the Suns probably out of reach.
Golden State are eight games behind Phoenix with just 18 remaining and they are now level with Memphis Grizzlies in third place.
Curry has won three championships with the Warriors and played in five consecutive Finals Series between 2015 and 2019, and he is well aware they need to hit top form before the post-season gets under way if they are to launch another serious bid for the NBA's top prize.
"If the play-offs started tomorrow, we would be in some trouble," Curry told reporters, as reported by the New York Post.
"We're not that team and I'm not going to let us be that team. We cannot give in to this losing spirit of just finding different ways to lose basketball games.
"We have 18 games left, we have to figure out how to turn things around pretty quick."
Golden State could be in line for a boost over the next few weeks as Draymond Green is reportedly close to a return.
Green hasn't played since the start of January due to a calf injury but it is thought he will be able to make a return in seven to 10 days - meaning he may be back on court when Milwaukee Bucks visit San Francisco next Saturday.