The Golden State Warriors have arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history in Stephen Curry, one of the most lethal scorers in league history in Kevin Durant, and an offensive scheme that makes it almost impossible to defend them.
Rivers believes the fact that the Warriors play hard on every possession despite winning three out of the last four championships is what separates them from everyone else.
“They don't take any plays off,” Rivers said, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area. “That's a team that's won three of the last four years and they're still playing like they've never won. That's the most impressive thing about Golden State.
“And I don't know who that is, if that's leadership from Steph or Draymond (Green) or Steve Kerr. But they play extremely hard. You cannot not play as hard as them because they're going to be more talented than you 10 out of 10 times. There's not a starting lineup in the league that has what they have, so you have to play harder, otherwise you stand no chance.”
The Warriors are up 2-0 on Rivers and the Rockets in the second round of the playoffs.
Golden State looks to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in Game 3, which is on Saturday at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston.