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In Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the Warriors' bench racked up 45 points.

Consequently, on Friday afternoon, the phrase "Strength in Numbers" was a talking point.

"When Steve Kerr first utterered the phrase, 'Strength in Numbers,' what went through your mind and did you ever expect this thing to blow up with names on every t-shirt in an arena?" ESPN's Mark Schwarz asked Draymond Green.

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"I thought it was corny when he first said it," Draymond answered candidly. " 'Strength in Numbers?' That's corny (laughing). But when he started to speak on it and say what he meant by it, and then at that point we still don't really understand it. But then you really get the plan and you kind of see what he means and all of it comes together.

"And it's like 'Wow. That makes a lot of sense.' But it was one of those things at first where you're like, 'Huh? You want this to be our motto? We don't like that.' But like I said, when you start to see all the stuff work and you start to see what it really means, and you hear what it really means. And obviously last night wasn't the first night ... and you're like, 'Wow. Strength in Numbers. All right. That makes a lot of sense now.'

In Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Steve Kerr employed 11 players.

 

All 11 guys scored at least two points.

"It's definitely something that we live by, that we try to always be conscious of, because I think the strength in our team is the numbers, it is the depth, it's the camaraderie, it's all of us as one," Draymond added. "It's not all of us as a bunch of individuals. And so, it makes a lot of sense and it's very fitting for this team."