The Warriors practiced on Wednesday night in San Antonio and weren't going to have a shootaround before facing the Spurs.
But plans changed and Steve Kerr decided to get his team in the gym on Thursday morning.
"Early in the season, we're still gonna have some shootarounds," Kerr told reporters. "Normally, with a two-hour time change, we let the guys sleep in; we have an optional shootaround, but I still feel like we need a little work."
So what did the Warriors focus on at shootaround?
"A lot of concepts. Our offense is obviously free-flowing and we don't always play out of sets, but we play out of concepts and we need to get our concepts in order," Kerr answered. "Drive and kick -- drive and kick against the Clippers was great; our best game of the year. But it's worth going over in terms of drill work and conceptually talking about what we're trying to do.
"Among other situations as well -- some late-game execution stuff, 3-point defense, specialty stuff that maybe we haven't had much time to go over."
The Warriors scored a season-high 141 points against the Clippers, while racking up a season-high 37 assists.
But as always, Kerr stressed the other end of the floor.
"If we don't play defense, we're just in a pickup game," Kerr said. "Our whole identity is built on our defense, more than our offense. The defense is what sets up the transition and what sets up the flow and the pace we like to play with."
The Warriors are currently 25th in defensive rating (108.3) and 21st in 3-point defense (37.7 percent).
Kerr can't be happy about that.
He also isn't happy with the result of Game 7 of the World Series.
"It's been 29 years since my team won. Helluva season, though. It was fun to watch. Last night was frustrating. A lot of guys left on base.
"But who cares about my baseball opinion. Why are you guys asking me about the Dodgers?"
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