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Steve Kerr makes fun of Patrick Beverley's flopping against Warriors

Steve Kerr makes fun of Patrick Beverley's flopping against Warriors

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 5:30, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Draymond Green was called for charging over Patrick Beverley in the paint Wednesday early in the third quarter of the Warriors' Game 5 loss to the Clippers.

Green, who disagreed with the call, was assessed a technical by referee Marc Davis, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked Thursday about the ruling.

"I didn't think it was a good call," Kerr said. "You know Beverley is gonna flop in the paint, and Draymond turned -- it looked like Mike Tyson punched him in the face [Kerr smiles].

"And Beverley's good at that. His head literally snaps back. I worry he's gonna get whiplash on some of these flops [Kerr smiles again]. 

"But he's good at it. And the refs oftentimes are partial to the little guy who's down there."

This is the play we're specifically referencing:

Before Kerr poked fun at Beverley, he had high praise for the Clippers' two-time NBA All-Defensive selection.

[RELATEDRockets GM Morey’s theory for why Dubs not as dominant]

“He’s a competitor. That’s how he’s made his money in this league," Kerr told reporters. "That’s how he’s been able to stick around. He competes and makes you uncomfortable, and he scraps and goes after loose balls.

“I love that guy. He’s a hell of a competitor. He’s a hell of a player. Every coach would like to have a guy like him on their team.”

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Warriors vs. Lakers live stream: How to watch NBA preseason game

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Warriors vs. Lakers live stream: How to watch NBA preseason game

It seems like we’ve been here before.

The Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers will match up for the third time this preseason Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The two clubs played just two days ago at Staples Center, with the Lakers coming out on top with a 104-98 win.

Steph Curry will not play in the penultimate preseason game for Golden State, and forward Omari Spellman also will sit after a tweaked back suffered in Monday night’s loss.

Anthony Davis, who missed Monday’s game, is expected to suit up for Los Angeles.

[RELATED: How Steph plans to stay healthy through heavy workload]

Here’s how you can watch Warriors-Lakers online and on TV:

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Steve Kerr jokes with Klay Thompson about redshirt year with Warriors

Steve Kerr jokes with Klay Thompson about redshirt year with Warriors

Now this is the kind of content you are here for.

Steve Kerr spoke to reporters after shootaround Wednesday morning. And as he saw guard Klay Thompson walking nearby, the Warriors coach busted out the jokes.

"Klay, we don't really need at all," Kerr said.

After Thompson responded with "redshirt season," Kerr seized the opportunity to roast the two-time All-NBA selection.

"We're redshirting him, trying to get him bigger and stronger. Get him used to campus life. Academically, he's got a ways to go ..."

Klay is rehabbing his torn left ACL, and will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break.

It's possible that the five-time All-Star misses the whole season, hence the "redshirt" reference.

[RELATEDDubs' Spellman out for tonight's preseason game at Lakers]

But the Warriors sure hope that doesn't become the reality and Klay is able to come back at the end of the regular season for a playoff push.

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