Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, assured this Wednesday that the offensive rebounds were the main cause of the 116-100 loss against the Boston Celtics in the third game of the NBA Finals, which unbalanced the series in favor of Im Udoka’s men (2-1).
“The offensive rebounds killed us. They scored more than twenty points with second chances. We had the possibility to reduce distances but they grabbed the offensive rebounds and those were important,” Kerr acknowledged at the postgame press conference.
The Warriors captured 39 rebounds to the Celtics’ 58 at the TD Garden and only collected six offensive rebounds, compared to fifteen for their rivals. Kerr did not provide information on the condition of Steph Curry, who left the game with two minutes left in the fourth quarter with a sore leg.
He assured that he left him on the bench for the last few minutes because his team was “losing by fourteen points” and that the substitution “had nothing to do” with his physical condition. “Maana sabremos ms”, remat.
Elogi a Steph for his shooting success that night at the Garden, in which he scored 31 points, with six triples, but recognized that his team lacked energy in the fourth period.
The Warriors fell 116-100 and they are losing 2-1 in the NBA Finals, which will have its next chapter this Friday, again at the TD Garden. Jaylen Brown, with 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Jayson Tatum, with 26 points, six rebounds and nine assists, and Marcus Smart, with 24 points, guided the Celtics.
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