Speaking to reporters prior to their back-to-back road games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday followed by the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, Kerr jokingly said that he intends to show a map to his players to try and ease their apprehension about the upcoming grueling two-night stand.
Steve Kerr on the upcoming trip — OKC and Dallas — and how this one actually makes geographic sense. 'I'm going to show them a map' pic.twitter.com/cuWkgGYaCo
— Daniel Brown (@mercbrownie) March 19, 2017
After a successful three-game home stint over the past five days in which the Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks by an average deficit of 19 points, the team will need to travel roughly 1,600 miles to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder.
This is not going to be an easy task by all means as Russell Westrbook and company have been on a surge after winning five straight games as they fight for positioning in the Western Conference playoff picture. Although Kevin Durant will not be suiting up for the ballgame as he continues to nurse his knee injury, the OKC crowd will not be any less forgiving to its former franchise player and his new squad.
After this war it’s going to be a relatively short 205-mile trip to Dallas to battle against Dirk Nowitzki and his Mavericks. The Texas team will be giving it their all as they try and chase the final spot in the West with just 14 games remaining on their schedule and a 3.5-game deficit against the eighth-placed Denver Nuggets.
Kerr may be in a cheerful mood right now, but it will definitely be all business in the next couple of days as the NBA playoffs draw closer and closer.