Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Led by peculiar quartet of coaches, Warriors douse Suns

Led by peculiar quartet of coaches, Warriors douse Suns

Each player took at least one turn coaching the team during timeouts, with Green (who sat out as a player with a sprained finger) running the team for much of the game.

According to ESPN, the player takeover began on Monday morning, when Kerr allowed the Warriors' Andre Iguodala to run the shootaround (practice).

Following the game, Kerr and Suns interim head coach Jay Triano met on the court and talked about the play calling. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll win their third title in four years as the league's No.1 seed. He defended well and penetrated the Nuggets' defense by getting into the key and making plays down low. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.

The Warriors still have a bad habit of starting games slow as they were trailing at the end of the first quarter in both of those games, but the problems on defense and their turnover issues have subsided over the past two games.

Was Kerr's decision disrespectful or was he simply preparing the Warriors for the playoffs when they will have to make huge decisions on their own in the clutch? "We have to have that healthy respect for them, but also understand that anybody could be beaten".

You might remember this team started the season 6-2.

Fully-empowered by their head coach, the Golden State Warriors went on to rout the visiting Phoenix Suns 129-83.

Payton may not be the team's point guard of the future as he'll be a restricted free agent this summer, but for the remainder of this season, he'll get heavy minutes at the one spot on a roster that is most thin.

Golden State did this, like so many of their other incredible basketball feats, because they can. "We have a veteran team".

Phoenix opened the second game of the Elfrid Payton experiment without Devin Booker once again, who is battling a left hip pointer injury. Either way, the Warriors looked just fine under new management, beating the Suns by a whopping 46 points. Phoenix has lost 12 straight in Oakland, last winning here on February 7, 2011. Green could get even more rest if he elects not to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

"I was awful, actually". "I think that's one of the first things you have to consider as a coach".

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