The Golden State Warriors find themselves in a less than admirable situation. They trail the Houston Rockets 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals, meaning Saturday is an elimination game for them. And if they win that, then they get rewarded with a second consecutive elimination game, this time on the road.
It’s a high-stress, high-pressure situation.
And yet, the team seems utterly unfazed. Speaking after Thursday’s painful loss, the whole squad seemed to like their chances going forward.
Coach Steve Kerr was as calm as ever, and oozed confidence and comfort with the situation.
Steve Kerr reiterated that he’s confident the Warriors can win two elimination games in a row to reach the NBA Finals: pic.twitter.com/V0v7l0bgTn— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 25, 2018
“We have a chance to tie the series at home,” Kerr said. “That’s a pretty good position to be in. We’ve got to win two basketball games. We’ve done that an awful lot. We’re very confident.”
Stephen Curry was a little more pragmatic, but also seemed entirely unfazed.
"We're in good spirits considering the situation." Steph and the Warriors feel confident going into game 6 pic.twitter.com/ANV4RsIziO— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 25, 2018
Curry noted that the team was in good spirits, before stating that, “That’s why you play seven games, that’s why it’s such a back and forth environment in the playoffs. We have an opportunity to reestablish ourselves at home, get a big win, keep ourselves alive, and then roll the dice in a Game 7.
But while Kerr and Curry expressed confidence and calmness, a few other Warriors were a little more straightforward. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson both made their stance very clear: There will be a Game 7.
Klay Thompson: "I know we'll be back here." pic.twitter.com/ZhbrrhdKjG— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 25, 2018
Dray guarantees there will be a Game 7 pic.twitter.com/pX2HAhIwXv— NBCSAuthentic (@NBCSAuthentic) May 25, 2018
I love it.