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SportsSteve Kerr Expresses Concern Over KD, Klay Thompson Injuries: 'It's Just Brutal'

13:35  14 june  2019
13:35  14 june  2019 Source:   si.com

Warriors coach Steve Kerr lament transition defence in Game 1 loss to Raptors

Warriors coach Steve Kerr lament transition defence in Game 1 loss to Raptors TORONTO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr lamented his team's transition defence Thursday in the wake of Golden State's 118-109 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Just awful was his description. "That's the No. 1 priority when you play Toronto, you have to take care of their transition and we gave up 24 fast-break points, we turned it over 17 times. So that's the game, really," Kerr said. "The other stuff, guys are going to make shots, miss shots, they're going to have good games, they're going to have bad games, but it's kind of the key points that you can take care of that are the most important, and we didn't take care of that transition.

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Steve Kerr Expresses Concern Over KD , Klay Thompson Injuries : ' It ' s Just Brutal '. Kerr 's chief concern stemmed from his team's health, namely Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson . Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 on Monday after missing the last nine games with a calf injury .

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Steve Kerr fell short of his fourth championship as a head coach on Thursday as the Warriors lost to the Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, but he didn't seem overly upset postgame.

Kerr's chief concern stemmed from his team's health, namely Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 on Monday after missing the last nine games with a calf injury. Thompson exited Golden State's Game 6 loss in the third quarter with a knee injury.

"What matters is Kevin Durant is going to miss next season with an Achilles tear. What matters is Klay suffered a knee injury," Kerr said following Golden State's loss on Thursday. "We'll know more later. But it's just brutal, just brutal what these guys have had to deal with."

Thompson questionable for Game 3, Looney out indefinitely

Thompson questionable for Game 3, Looney out indefinitely OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. 

Steve Kerr , Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors. Thompson sustained the injury on Sunday in Minnesota, an injury that initially was considered a sprain before being diagnosed with a fracture. It ’ s not like these are minutes where he’s spotting up. He’s running everywhere and chasing the opposing.

Steve Kerr , Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors. Thompson sustained the injury on Sunday in Minnesota, an injury that initially was considered a sprain before being diagnosed with a fracture. It ’ s not like these are minutes where he’s spotting up. He’s running everywhere and chasing the opposing.

Durant is likely to miss the entire 2019-20 season due to his Achilles injury. The severity of Thompson's injury is unknown.

Kerr has spent six seasons with Thompson and three with Durant since becoming Golden State's head coach in 2014. He won the Finals with the Warriors in 2015, 2017 and 2018, losing to LeBron James and the Cavaliers after a 73-9 regular season in 2016.

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