Warriors coach Steve Kerr shares plan: ‘We’ll go try to get one win.’
by Janiel Abby Toralba
Despite the reigning champions Golden State Warriors teetering on the brink of losing their NBA Championship crown, head coach Steve Kerr still believes that his team can absolutely extend the series and will do whatever it takes to do so. The Warriors are down 3-1 against their finals tormentors Toronto Raptors with their Game 4 loss on Saturday (Manila time).
Even superstar Klay Thompson returning for the Warriors wasn’t enough to stop the hot hands of Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard. However, Thompson delivered an impressive 28 points after missing out Game 3 due to a strained hamstring while Stephen Curry continued to be a pillar of strength for the Warriors with his contribution of 27 points. In the end, Game 4 led to a dissapointing 92-105 loss despite Thompson and Curry’s combined efforts.
Following their back-to-back homecourt defeats, Coach Kerr wants his players to be more aggressive and show why they are the defending champions. He declared that they will take on the matches one at a time coming into Game 5.
“We’re not thinking about winning three games,” Kerr shared with the media. “We’re thinking about winning one game and that’s the task.”
He explained, “I know we’re capable. We’ve got a lot of talent and we’ve got a lot of pride, and these guys have been to the Finals five straight years for a reason. They’re unbelievably competitive. And they’re together, and they’re going to fight. They’re going to fight the whole way.”
“So we’ll go try to get one win and, if we can do that, come back here and see what happens.”
However, things won’t be easy for the Warriors as Game 5 will be held at the Raptors’ home in Canada. With that advantage, players like Draymond Green, Andre Igoudala and DeMarcus Cousins need to step up their game to stretch the best-of-seven finals series. Will the North finally get the crown they’ve been fighting for or will the Dub Nation succeed in their quest for a three-peat championship? Fans eagerly anticipate the deciding Game 5 on Tuesday (Manila time) at the Scotiabank Arena.