On Thursday night, the Golden State Warriors lost in overtime at the Boston Celtics. In that game, several of the Warriors main players logged high-minutes totals. On the second night of a back-to-back at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr sat his best players.
Kerr recognized that’s awful for fans who paid to see Stephen Curry and others on their only trip to Cleveland.
“I feel terrible for fans who bought a ticket expecting to see someone play,” Kerr said. “It’s a brutal part of the business. It’s why I’m going to continue to advocate for 72-game seasons.”
Kerr has embraced resting his veteran stars when he feels they need a break. In doing so, he’s continually said the NBA regular season features too many games. He believes fewer games over the same number of days would result in teams resting players less often.