"I thought it was important to re-establish our defence, one way or another, win or lose", Kerr said.
Golden State led 28-17 after one quarter and 57-41 at halftime. What does the Golden State Warriors roster and starting five look like without Curry? "We all know that". The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Golden State.
Green, who had 12 points, 8 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists Saturday, cautioned onlookers to not be fooled by how the Warriors finished the regular season. Iguodala, making his first start of the season, turned the series around, averaging 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, capturing the Finals MVP. "I think that's the beauty of our team: that all of us can go off and score 30 or get eight, nine assists or grab 11 rebounds".
Kerr could relate because he dealt with a similar situation in 1997-98 as a reserve guard with the Chicago Bulls. The Warriors' biggest problem all season has been focusing (or caring) enough to win against teams that should be able to dominate. Such warts were forgotten after the Bulls hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy for the third year in a row. But the Rockets are facing a tough opening-round series against Minnesota, which broke a 14-year playoff drought with a dramatic overtime victory on the final day of the regular season. "Overreacting to a lot of things because we are so excited that we're in the playoffs and playing, obviously, the best team in the world". Houston clinched the top seed in the conference. "You heard, 'The Warriors lost it, they're not together, they're not the same team without Steph, blase, blase, blase, blah blah blah.' Well, we know what we're capable of. We cared", said the former MVPas quoted by Mark Medina of the Mercury News.More news: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation backs Syria strikes, United Nations appeals for restraint
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"The examination indicated that Stephen has made steady functional progress since the injury and, as a result, he will intensify his on-court rehabilitation in the coming days, which will include more running and lateral movement", the Warriors said in a press release. Game 2 against the Warriors is Monday, and Leonard's availability for the rest of the series remains uncertain at best.
And while it took Gregg Popovich at his best to guide this Spurs team to the postseason, they simply need Kawhi.
Hey, here's something we haven't heard before: The NBA playoffs are wide open. Without Leonard for nearly 90percent of the regular season, San Antonio won 47 games and secured the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. "But I know for sure we have the guys and the IQ and the resiliency to understand how we're going to accomplish our goal this year and not compare it to last year".