Warriors’ 2015 series vs. Pelicans ‘was a big step for us’

Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports Bay Area and 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) will be re-airing several classic Warriors games on nights they were scheduled to play before the NBA suspending it’s season indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with Bay Area News Group about his memories from those games.

Bent at the waist in front of the Warriors’ bench, Stephen Curry pumped both his fists and unleashed a roar.

Moments earlier, he had made a falling-down 3-pointer in the corner to erase a 20-point fourth quarter deficit and send Game 3 of Golden State’s 2015 first-round series against the Pelicans to overtime. The Warriors would win, 123-119, and take a 3-0 series lead.

Curry’s clutch shot with 2.8 seconds left came after he made a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining that drew the game to one possession. Such performances led Curry, who finished with 40 points and nine assists, to his first MVP award and the Warriors to their first championship.

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC Sports Bay Area will re-air that game. Kerr recently reflected on Curry’s heroics and how that series set the stage for Golden State’s dynastic run.

Q: That was your first playoff series as head coach. Having now been through so many postseason runs, how does that experience compare to the more recent ones?

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