Steve Kerr Defends Steph Curry’s Limited Playing Time In Loss To Wolves: “We Can’t Expect To Just Ride Steph”


Facing jeopardy of missing the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors saw head coach Steve Kerr limit superstar Stephen Curry’s playing time to just 30 minutes in a crucial game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With his limited minutes, the Warriors fell short in a close contest, losing 114-110.

For comparison, Curry, who scored a team-high 31 points, only played as many minutes as Jonathan Kuminga, who managed 14 points. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson also saw more court time than Curry. The Timberwolves, on the other hand, leaned heavily on their stars, with Anthony Edwards playing 38 minutes and Rudy Gobert at 37 minutes.

This decision by Kerr angered many fans, who believe Curry should have played more to secure the win. However, Kerr defends his strategy, insisting it wasn’t the reason for the loss.


“We can’t expect to just ride Steph. We’ve put the burden of this franchise on his shoulders for 15 years,” Kerr said. “If you want to say that him playing 30 minutes instead of 32 was the difference in a win and a loss, I totally disagree with that.”


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