Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he feels badly for fans after resting his starters on Friday, adding that he would like the see the NBA reduce its schedule by 10 games to limit player fatigue.
Regardless, the defending champions still defeated the Cavaliers, who were without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell.
‘I feel terrible for fans who buy tickets expecting to see someone play and they don’t get to see that person play,’ Kerr said after the 120-114 win. ‘It’s a brutal part of the business. It’s why I’m going to continue to advocate for 72-game seasons.’
Following the Warriors’ overtime loss in Boston on Thursday night, Kerr sat superstar Steph Curry along with starters Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins on Friday night against the Cavs.