Players as coaches: Warriors humiliate Suns
The Golden State Warriors handle the Phoenix Suns. Coach Steve Kerr leaves the tactic board to his team’s players for a clear victory.
The Golden State Warriors have set the next exclamation point. In front of the home crowd, they dealt with the Phoenix Suns at 129:83.
Early in the game, however, Warrior coach Steve Kerr provided a curious scene. At a score of 11:8 he pushed his player Andre Iguodala into his tactical board during a timeout and let him take over the coaching. Meanwhile, the trainer talked to his assistants.
In the further course of the game Kerr also let his players often take over coaching. Draymond Green, who was injured by the injury to his finger, also spoke to his fellow players in several timeouts – with great success.
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The guests were able to keep up with the pace at first and went into the quarter rest with a narrow 24:25 gap. Afterwards, however, the reigning champion turned up and pulled away.
Especially Stephen Curry. The three-way specialist scored 22 points as the top scorer of his team and also scored nine rebounds and seven assists. His team mate Omri Casspi played a double double with 19 points and ten rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Phoenix’ Elfrid Payton was the best shooter of the game with 29 points. He also played eight rebounds and played five times for his fellow players.
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In the table, Golden State continues to build on their lead in the West by winning the table. In the meantime, the Warriors collected 44 seasonal victories, but at the same time only 13 defeats.
The Phoenix Suns can only dream of such a statistic. With a statistic of 18:40 they occupy the penultimate place in the west. Only the Sacramento Kings have a worse point average.