Steve Kerr is a great coach, but his work is made easier by the fact that he has two of the top five NBA players, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.
When superstars like Durant and Curry allow it, Kerr allows approval The Warriors play free because they can trust their stars to cope with any situation.
Well, almost in every situation.
During the first quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers shootout in Game 3 by the Warriors between 132 and 105 Durant was hit in the first round of the NBA playoff series on Thursday night with two early fouls. Normally this would force a coach to sit his star player so he does not get a third foul.
But Kerr stayed with Durant on a show of faith that he might not give Curry.
"We trust that he plays with fouls," Kerr said after the game. "I'm not sure Steph plays with fouls, but I trust Kevin."
Curry got some unnecessary fouls at the start of the series and got caught doing well if he was well played and
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Kerr did not follow his intuition on Thursday as he chose to leave Curry after the game The Guard took on two early fouls.
Both Durant and Curry rewarded Kerr's confidence in them.
Durant scored 38 points, and Curry made a late run in the first Quarter on, which extended the Warriors' leadership to 20 too early out of reach.