Steve Kerr Saved the Warriors' Season By Benching Draymond Green

The Golden State Warriors were effectively playing for their lives on Friday night.

For the first three and a half quarters, Stephen Curry was electric

but wasn't getting much help from his compatriots

and it looked like the Dubs would go back home in a huge hole.

Then Steve Kerr did something brilliant and reminded everybody

he's not just benefitted from coaching the greatest shooter ever.

He's a great coach in his own right, too.

And he showed it by benching Draymond Green when it mattered most.

Well, he didn't. He benched Green in favor of Kevon Looney

and had Curry surrounded by Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Jordan Poole.

Kerr made the bet that Curry would be able to get whatever

he wanted offensively since the Celtics couldn't help off anybody other than Looney

and that Looney's presence around the rim would make up for the relative lack of perimeter defense featured in that lineup.