During the Warriors’ dominant reign in the NBA, numerous unforgettable playoff moments have occurred. These cherished postseason memories were recently revealed by Warriors coach Steve Kerr in an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole.
On “Dubs Talk,” which premiered on NBC Sports Bay Area, Kerr shared, “The first one would be when we won the Western Conference, the first year. We defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 5 at Oracle Arena, and that moment will forever stay in my mind. There was about a minute left, we were up 12, and there was a dead ball. Everyone knew it was game over. The crowd was roaring, and I soaked it all in. It was an incredible experience.”
Kerr went on to explain that this moment meant more to him than winning the title in Cleveland, mainly because it happened at home and he could feel the love and support from the Bay Area.
In that Game 5 victory, Steph Curry led with a game-high 26 points, propelling the Warriors to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
Another remarkable playoff moment mentioned by Kerr was Steph Curry’s outstanding performance in Game 6 against Houston. This game took place when Kevin Durant was injured.
Kerr described the possession that defined Warriors basketball during that game: “Steph got blitzed, he passed to Draymond Green, who swung it to Andre Iguodala, and Andre swung it to Klay Thompson. It was a beautiful display of ball movement and sharing. I’ll always remember that possession.”
Curry struggled in the first half, going scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting, but he exploded after halftime. He ended up shooting 9 of 15 in the second half, scoring 16 points in the final 3:10 of the fourth quarter.
Kerr also mentioned the latest title win in 2022 and the special feeling of winning in Boston, particularly when they realized victory was imminent.
“Then winning the title in Boston. When it was clear we had won, that was pretty special too,” Kerr said.
Looking ahead to the 2023-24 NBA season, Kerr and the Warriors are focused on creating more lasting postseason memories with their veteran roster.
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