Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants Kevin Durant to take 20-30 shots in Game 3
The Golden State Warriors blew a 31-point lead in their 135-131 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, and head coach Steve Kerr believes the key to winning Game 3 is Kevin Durant.
Durant took a combined 24 shots in Games 1 and 2, and Kerr wants him to be more assertive on offense in order to help the Warriors regain the upper hand in the series:
I wanna see him get 20 shots. Thirty.’ -Steve Kerr urging more assertiveness from Kevin Durant going into Game 3. KD took 8 shots in Game 2.
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Kevin Durant is one of the best scorers in the league, and if Kerr can convince him to take 20-30 shots in their next game, it could benefit the Warriors greatly. The All-Star forward is a career 49 percent shooter from the field, and he shot 52 percent this season. A more aggressive KD could cause a lot of problems for the Clippers.
One of the main reasons why Kerr wants Durant to shoot more is because of the fact that none of the Clippers forwards are either tall or quick enough to defend him. Durant can just shoot over the Clippers’ best defender, Patrick Beverley. He can also use his quickness against Danilo Gallinari or Wilson Chandler. The reigning Finals MVP can create a lot of matchup nightmares that favor Golden State.
Durant has been rather passive in general of late, choosing instead to do a lot of playmaking. However, KD is almost unstoppable once he decides to take over, and that’s the player Kerr wants to see in Game 3.