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Steve Kerr thinks DeMarcus Cousins will bounce back in Game 2 vs. Clippers

Steve Kerr, DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr thinks All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will bounce back in Game 2 on Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cousins struggled in his first ever playoff game on Saturday. Boogie finished with just nine points in 21 minutes and fouled out. Cousins shot 4-of-12 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and had six turnovers.

DeMarcus Cousins is a really talented player, but the playoffs are a different animal. It wouldn’t be a surprise, though, to see Boogie play really well moving forward as the Warriors try and win their third-straight title.

In the regular season, Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30 games. The Warriors went 23-7 when Boogie was in the lineup. Cousins, of course, missed the first 45 games of the campaign recovering from the Achilles tear he suffered last season with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Steve Kerr and the Dubs want Cousins to succeed. The franchise won’t be able to re-sign Cousins in free agency this summer because he’s going to command more than the $5.3 million he’s making this season. So, Golden State wants to do everything it can to help Boogie win a ring.

We might see the Warriors run their offense through Cousins to start the game on Tuesday so the big man gets comfortable early.