Kerr proved why he is evaluated as a master.
The Golden State Warriors won 127-100 in a match against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2023 NBA playoffs held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on the 5th (Korean time). With this victory, Golden State tied the series record with 1 win and 1 loss.
It was a really important win for Golden State. If they lost the match today, they would have lost their first two games at home and had to leave for Los Angeles. In the first round of the playoffs, they won two away games, but considering their away performance in the regular season, it would have been a big burden.
Before the game, bad news occurred in Golden State. Starting center Kevon Rooney had mild symptoms of illness. There is no problem with participating in the game, but there was a high possibility that the condition was a problem.
Golden State manager Steve Kerr made a bold decision. He moved Rooney to the bench and selected Mycal Green as his starting center.
Golden State bombarded Anthony Davis in Game 1, allowing 30 points and 23 rebounds. Without Rooney, who can be said to be Golden State’s only center, Davis would be more rampant.
Contrary to expectations, however, the appointment of Jamaikal Green turned out to be a godsend. Green, with his 3-point shooting ability, was able to drag Davis to the perimeter. When Davis came out, Golden State’s passing basketball began to come alive. Here, Green also succeeded in a three-point shot and helped Golden State space. When the perimeter exploded, Golden State easily overpowered the Lakers.
Green played 12 minutes and made a surprise performance with 15 points and 2 assists along with 3 3-pointers.
Green played as a starter in just one of the 57 games he played in this regular season. He was, of course, never a starting pitcher in the playoffs.
This is the part where you can see how bold Director Kerr’s choice was. He responded properly to Director Green Docker’s trust.
In an interview after the game, Kerr said, “I heard that Rooney wasn’t feeling well and I was contemplating between Jordan Poole and Green. I asked Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and Draymond Green strongly recommended Jamaica Green.” Mykal Green did more than expected.”
If Rooney’s physical condition does not deteriorate, there is a high possibility that Rooney will return to the starting lineup. Golden State has another card called the green starter.
Golden State, which overwhelms the Lakers with perfect performance, leaves for Los Angeles on the 7th to play the third game 메이저사이트.