San Antonio is riding a 13-game winning streak coming into Oracle Arena, where the Warriors are determined to extend their 38-game regular-season home winning streak dating to late last January that includes a 20-0 mark this season."There's no doubt that players will look at it like more than that (just a game)," Popovich said. They'll be playing the best team in the league, and they'll be fired up about that."Kerr played four of his final five seasons with San Antonio.
Yes, he will be fired up for this one, too - especially given his respect for what the organization has done in almost two decades of dominance."It's remarkable to me, I'm 50 years old, I've been retired for 13 years and there's still three guys and the same coach who are all on that team. The continuity and just the program they've built, it's amazing," Kerr said. It's unprecedented."He is referring to longtime Spurs stalwarts Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
Shortly after the Spurs announced Sunday that Duncan wouldn't play against Golden State because of right knee soreness, Kerr cracked, "Tim is 57 years old, so he deserves a night off every once in a while."Two games separate these teams. It's just another regular-season game against a great team that we have to protect home court.
"We know this is just another regular-season game, but there was some hype around it.(AP) Stephen Curry and the dominant Warriors aren't just beating teams anymore, they're throwing staggering knockout punches against the NBA's best - make that second-best.In a span of eight days, Golden State has 30-point wins over Cleveland, Chicago and San Antonio.27, matched the 1985-86 Celtics for third in Friday's win against Indiana in Kerr's long-awaited return to the bench and behind Curry's triple-double.Someone asked Kerr whether he timed it this way to be back for the big game. He has been eager to get back since the moment he was forced to take a lengthy leave of absence on Oct. He's finally feeling better - no headaches, no nausea, no fear of a player hurting him if someone lands on him during a hustle play.
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