The 62-6 Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center tonight, as coach Steve Kerr looks to continue his team’s excellent run this season. However, speaking to reporters after last night’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr addressed injuries and joked how he’d “sit everybody” if he could.
Steve Kerr said Andrew Bogut probably won't play tomorrow in San Antonio. "If I had any guts, I'd sit everybody."
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 19, 2016
To give a better idea, the Spurs are 58-10 on the year and have gone 34-0 at home, and will look to protect their house tonight against the defending champions. Moreover, coach Gregg Popovich has benched his starters many times before, only to pull off a huge victory with just his reserves. Perhaps Kerr was talking about the potential thrill of beating the five-time champion at his own game? Maybe he was just joking?
Either way, one thing is certain: The Warriors have been on an absolute roll all season and are within striking distance of beating the regular season record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10 on the year en route to a championship. Oddly enough, Kerr was on that team and also won a ring with the Spurs in 1999 while playing for Popovich.
And if Golden State can hand San Antonio its first home loss, count on Steve Kerr rocketing up the coaching rankings even more than he already has in just two years on the job.
Tip-off is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC, so be sure to tune in.
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