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Kevin Durant refutes Kerr's notion that Warriors did not care

07 April 2018

The Warriors will look to get back to winning ways when they host the New Orleans Pelicans later this week on Saturday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, which will be their last home game of the regular season before the playoffs.

The Pacers drowned the Warriors with several runs, including a decisive 17-1 rally in the fourth quarter to storm past Golden State for a 126-106 win in front of a sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Bojan Bogdanovic led IN (47-32) with 28 points which matched his season-high.

Golden State turned the ball over 16 times and left Pacers' Bojan Bogdanovic wide open beyond the arc where he knocked down six of seven shots en route to 28 points.

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"I think just caring", Kerr said when asked what the Warriors' main issue is, via NBC Sports. When they faced the Pacers a week ago without four of their key players, it was an ugly game that resulted in a win for Indiana. "Coach is looking for our identity going into the playoffs without Steph", Livingston said.

Following the game, Kerr was visibly displeased with his side's performance, telling reporters they failed to display a real effort to win, even if any further wins or losses won't affect their No. 2 standing in the Western Conference, with the Houston Rockets clinching top spot last month.

When asked if he was mad, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year said, "Yeah, I'm mad". I mean I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding. In addition to combining for 64 points, the duo shot 75 percent from the field and Bogdanovic connected on six of seven 3-point attempts. It was an embarrassing effort. The Pacers are the Eastern Conference team to sweep the season series versus the Warriors since 2013 when the Charlotte Hornets did that.

"We defended at a high level and any time we do that, we will be successful", Oladipo said.

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IN remains in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with the win but could still finish as high as third with a week remaining in the regular season. They built a 20-point lead in the third quarter.

IN also moved a half-game closer to supplanting Philadelphia for the No. 4 seed.

Pacers: Will try to end an eight-game road losing streak at Toronto on Friday. I think we care.

Indiana, winners of six of its last seven games, visits another National Basketball Association elite team - Toronto - at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Kevin Durant refutes Kerr's notion that Warriors did not care