August 12, 2022

If the Warriors were playing the Celtics during the regular season, they probably wouldn’t prep for more than an hour. The team would have a shootout in the morning, take a tour, review a few Boston pet games, and maybe check out some staff videos before the game. Then they would return home or fly to the next town and repeat the process 81 times.

In the playoffs? The difference, according to Warriors coach Steve Kerr, is “dramatic”.

“It’s hours and hours and hours of preparation,” Kerr said. “You’re looking for every little advantage you can get. You go through each scenario as a staff. All you do is prepare for this team.