OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr could have used a little more notice on this
one. A heads-up about Draymond Green’s suspension sure would have been
preferable and far more convenient for his planning purposes.
“It didn’t happen, so whatever,” Kerr said.
The NBA 2K17 MT doesn’t work that way, and Golden State was left to scramble Sunday
figuring out a starting lineup and rotation without one of its most animated and
high-energy stars on both ends of the floor as the Warriors try to wrap up
Whether or not Kerr is frustrated by Green’s postseason behavior – he said he is
more disappointed for Green not getting to play – there is little time to focus
on that now. With the All-Star swingman sitting out Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA
Finals, it’s up to the NBA Coach of the Year and his staff to figure out a way
to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second straight title without all of
the contributions from Green that Golden State has relied on all along.
“We’re going to come out aggressive and confident, just like we would if
Draymond was playing,” MVP Stephen Curry said. “We understand what we’re playing
for, and that’s all that matters. So we hope to have a great night, take care of
the details of the game. Individual guys step up and play pretty special and
have special efforts and come out with a win.”