Steve Kerr makes bold proclamation on Warriors’ win over Spurs
Despite snatching wins over Western Conference powerhouses Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr named their win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday as their “best game” of the season.
Per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Kerr was impressed with his team’s performance on both ends. The Warriors dominated the Spurs the entire game, leading by as much as 25 points en route to a convincing 121-99 victory.
Steve Kerr: "I think it was our best game. … It was the best two-way game we've played all season."
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 21, 2021
The comment was quite a surprise from Kerr, especially after coming off a huge victory over the Lakers. The Warriors mounted a 19-point comeback against LeBron James and company despite Stephen Curry struggling all game long from the field.
After the game against the Purple and Gold, the 55-year-old Kerr did warn his players not to rely on their emotions. This may be the reason why he wasn’t resting on his laurels after they beat the defending champs (via Marcus White of NBC Sports).
“One of my messages to the team today was that you can’t rely on emotion for 82 games, or 72 games (this season). The season is too long and difficult to think that you can be sky-high emotionally every night.”
It looks like Steve Kerr’s message was received well by his players as the Warriors limited the Spurs to just 37.2 percent from the field, including 12.1 percent from downtown. On offense, they shot 50.9 percent from the floor, including close to 40 percent from deep.
After a lackluster start, the Warriors have won back-to-back games and six of their last 10 assignments.