Point guard Stephen Curry was crouched in a hooded sweatshirt Monday night, quietly considering how to terminate the Warriors' recent skid, when the answer came to him in a clear, confident voice.

"Let's provide energy right away," power forward David Lee said as he stuck his foot onto the seat next to Curry. "Let's be super vocal from the jump."

Curry and Lee led the Warriors' energized reunion at practice Monday night at the Franklin Covey gym in Salt Lake City, six days after they sputtered into the All-Star break with their season-high fifth consecutive loss.

That gave them six days to relax, reload and figure out how to regain the defensive intensity and rebounding effort that had defined much of their season before it suddenly disappeared during the losing spiral.

"We've got to be better, especially if we expect to do what we planned on doing," head coach Mark Jackson said.

The Warriors' porous defense has yielded nearly 20 more points per game than it did during the first 47 games and has allowed opponents to shoot 5 percent better from the floor and 10 percent better from three-point range during the five-game skid.

After beating opponents on the glass by 2.1 boards per game during the first 47, the Warriors have been outrebounded by 2.4 per game during the past five. They're down in scoring, shooting, three-point percentage and assists.

"Offense will come and go, but if we can't get stops - can't hold opponents to near 100 or under 100 - we're not going to have a shot," Curry said. "That's what we've relied on to get to this position."