Their bond goes back to when Gentry was the head coach and Kerr was the general manager of a Phoenix Suns team that reached the Western Conference Finals in 2010, and it was fortified when they both sat on the bench when the Warriors won the National Basketball Association title in 2015. Curry will probably rejoin the starting lineup tonight and his minutes could potentially go up.
Entering their eighth game of this postseason, however - Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal against the New Orleans Pelicans - those questions have been answered.
"Oh yeah, yeah, yeah".
The Pelicans came to play in Game 2, though, after getting roughed around by a Curry-less Warriors team in Game 1.More news: Maine Legislature Rebukes LePage, Legalizes Marijuana
The Dubs won the first game without Steph Curry, then won Game 2 with him coming off the bench. Of course, that's not all. Curry will be starting, and the Pelicans look to their home crowd for encouragement, energy, and fuel to help them snag a win against a fully-charged Warriors squad with its baby-faced leader back in the mix. Golden State goes on a small 7-0 spurt to cut the deficit to eight, 103-95. They were led by three players scoring 20-plus points in Davis (25), Jrue Holiday (24) and Rajon Rondo (22).
The Warriors were able to secure a 121-116 victory against the Pelicans, giving them a 2-0 series lead.
So Game 3, just like it was back in 2015, is a critical one. Anthony Davis had four straight double-doubles, averaging 33.0 points on 21.3 shots per game. Nikola Mirotic added 18 points plus nine rebounds before fouling out while E'Twaun Moore had 14. "I think I've said this many times, every game back even during the season, we took every game seriously like it was our last game". Stephen Curry has put up 28 points per game, while shooting a ridiculous 50% from deep. When a player as great as Curry does something as simple as recruit a more talented player like Durant to his team, it establishes an idea that winning is the most important thing above everything else and that continues onto the floor.More news: Derwent London Plc (LON:DLN) Weekly Ratings on May 3, 2018
With that being said, let the games begin!
Curry made a bounce pass in transition to Iguodala late in the third and Solomon Hill was hit with a flagrant 1 for grabbing Iguodala's neck area as he shot.
"Yeah, we're going to get some fouls called on us early, for sure", Kerr said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.More news: Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Hawaii's Governor Announces Mandatory Evacuation