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Golden State Warriors learning to manage high expectations after last season's playoff run

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    Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drive past Charlotte Bobcats’ Kemba Walker (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The Bobcats won 91-75. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives past Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 102-87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) makes a three-point basket over Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 102-87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) dunks past Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 102-87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha.

She told him to get back to having fun, which has been harder during this season of unusually high expectations.

The Warriors (30-20) enter Saturday's game at Phoenix (29-20) with the same record through 50 games as last season, when they finished 47-35 to earn the Western Conference's sixth playoff seed. With a brighter spotlight nationally and an always fervent fan base in the Bay Area, success has not been celebrated nearly the same way this time.

The Warriors, only two years removed from a 23-43 record during the locket-shortened season, are still learning how to manage expectations.