The Warriors were up big on Phoenix and clearly chose a game where they knew they could experiment.
He was more aggressive than he has been all season and got up six shots in just eight minutes before leaving the game with a sprained wrist. Draw up the plays, give the motivation speeches, everything that coaches traditionally do during timeouts. "It had to do with me trying to reach my team". Just having to count on each other and not having to hear my voice - and this sort of sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher, parents, whoever's voice that is - at this point, that's who I sounded like to them. They're exhausted of my voice - I'm exhausted of my voice.
The Golden State Warriors might be a behemoth of a basketball team, but their likeability has undoubtedly dipped over the past few years. "I feel that has been my game my whole career". Tonight we were focused. They dished 36 assists, committed only 12 turnovers and held the Suns to a miniscule 34.7 percent shooting from the field. "They needed a different voice".
Cartoons aside, Kerr may have a point. Golden State has yet to lose in his absence. "You have to attack them back - use your offense as defense".
In Salt Lake City, Donovan Mitchell hit the go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39 seconds left as the Utah Jazz stretched their league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Video surfaced on Tuesday morning of Kerr handing his clipboard to his Warriors players during their win in Oakland on Monday night. It's not your team, it's not [general manager] Bob Myers' team, it's not [owner] Joe Lacob's team - although I'm not going to tell Joe that. "They have to take ownership of it". "As coaches, our job is to nudge players in the right direction", Kerr said. They determine their own fate. I don't feel like we've focused well at all in the last month. "It just seemed like the right thing to do".
"Bringing officials out and humanizing the refs and putting us face to face with the officials in a non competitive environment, we usually only see these guys on game night when everything is heated", Kerr said.
Andre Iguodala was the head coach first. Green also stood up during the game and applauded his teammates when they made a shot.
"It was collective effort", Curry said. "So I think anybody can do it".
"I was frightful, actually", he said. "I felt like the guys found me early with some easy ones to get going".