Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry expressed deep disappointment after the Sacramento Kings eliminated his team from playoff contention with a 118-94 defeat in the play-in tournament.

Despite Curry’s 22-point effort and contributions from teammates like Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, the Warriors fell short against a formidable Kings squad led by Keegan Murray and De’Aaron Fox.

Curry lamented the loss, acknowledging the team’s belief in their ability to make a postseason impact after a challenging season.

Curry remains optimistic, however, emphasizing that there’s still more to come from him and the team despite the setback.

“It’s a horrible feeling,” the four-time NBA champion said. “When you go out there and compete, leave it all out there and it doesn’t go your way, we obviously understand you can’t win it every year, but there was so much belief that we could make something of this season and keep our hopes alive trying to get a win tonight and taking it from there.

“Sacramento played unbelievable tonight. They played aggressive and Keegan’s making shots, D-Fox is creating. Seemed like they got every 50-50 loose ball, offensive rebound.

“It was a tough way to end our year for sure because obviously been through so much all year. These last two months gave ourselves a chance to be in this situation where you win one game, win one game, then you’re right where we expect to be.

“But we’re going home, so definitely frustrating, disappointing to say the least. But you hold your head high knowing there’s a lot more in the tank. For me personally that’s the mindset.”