In Thursday night's Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz, that stretch came in the opening quarter, which gave the underdogs plenty of time to mount a comeback.
The Jazz got 33 points from Gordon Hayward, but struggled to recover from being outscored 33-15 in the first quarter.
"I'll keep enjoying it".
Kerr last coached the Warriors in Game 2 of the first round.
Green torched the Jazz in hitting his first four shots from beyond the arc to lead the Warriors rampage with a 33-15 lead after one quarter. The Warriors put in their Death Lineup with their five best players - Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green - once the Jazz were in striking distance, and forced the lead back up to double-digits.
Gobert had 13 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and a Flagrant 1 foul on Green in the fourth for the Jazz, who just finished off the Clippers in a seven-game series Sunday while the Warriors waited after eliminating Portland in a sweep April 24. Rudy Gobert on Tuesday said his ankle is "getting better". "They want to beat you". Washington cut the Celtics' series lead to 2-1 as hard fouls took over.
Again, taking off the navy, green, and gold colored glasses: the Warriors are better than the Jazz, and might always be.
The Jazz also turned the ball over a lot too, but had 16 fast break points in this one (GSW had 19). We held them to five offensive rebounds.
Kerr is reportedly seeing a specialist at Duke University on Friday and is receiving treatment for various symptoms related to the back surgery he had in July of 2015.
It is only game two of the series and it is apparent that there is no history between the two teams, lack of bad blood perhaps? "We figured out how to get into the paint and get some shots for ourselves, some better looks".
"We all had something to prove". The best the Warriors have, all together, in the playoffs, when the Warriors needed them to be the best. After the game, the team spokesman confirmed the coach won't travel to Utah for Game 3 or 4, extending his absence to at least six games. Derrick Favors has been nursing a sore back and played just 10 minutes. And as of May 3 the team had already sold three times the number of shirts they originally planned for the campaign.
All five of the Golden State Warriors' starters scored in double figures, with Stephen Curry leading the way with 22 points in the series opener. By no means was Pachulia hurting the Warriors with his play on Thursday night, but Brown understood subbing in Iguodala was a power move.
It's like combining every element to form Captain Planet, except with every one added he becomes an angrier, more aggressive, 3-point shooting beast.