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Kevin Durant disagrees with Steve Kerr's 'anger' comments after loss to Celtics

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Kevin Durant disagrees with Steve Kerr's 'anger' comments after loss to Celtics

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr understandably was upset with how his team performed in Tuesday night's blowout loss to the Boston Celtics, and he noted after the game that he wanted his squad to play with a little more anger.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant, when asked if Golden State needs a little more anger sometimes, disagreed with Kerr's assessment.

The "anger" Kerr was talking about probably is just a higher level of compete and aggressiveness, two things the Warriors did not show at all on the defensive end of the floor. The Warriors gave up a season-high 50 uncontested shots and allowed the Celtics to outscore them 72-53 in the second and third quarters combined -- two stages where Golden State typically owns opponents.

The Warriors have the best record in the Western Conference and deservedly remain the clear favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals, but on several occasions this season they've looked more beatable than in recent years. They don't seem to have the same edge and tenacity. 

It's quite possible all of this could change in the playoffs, which is when the Warriors' real season begins, but Kerr is right to be a bit concerned with how his team is playing.

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Exclusive 1-on-1 interviews with Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter, Danny Ainge and Wyc Grousbeck

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Exclusive 1-on-1 interviews with Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter, Danny Ainge and Wyc Grousbeck

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0:56 - Draper, Blakely, and Forsberg discuss the optimism surrounding the team and the acquisition of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter.

2:28 - How much more likable is the year’s Celtics team?

4:30 - Where do the Celtics sit in the Eastern Conference now that these deals are said and done?

6:34 - What stood out the most from the introductory press conference?

7:52 - Kemba Walker 1-on-1

15:21 - Danny Ainge 1-on-1

22:55 - Enes Kanter 1-on-1

33:23 - Wyc Grousbeck interview

38:56 - How will the offense have to change with Kemba at the helm?

41:17 -Danny Ainge said that he had a feeling Kyrie was gone around March/April

41:17 -How entertaining will Kanter be this season?

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Check out Kemba Walker wearing No. 8 green Celtics jersey for first time

Check out Kemba Walker wearing No. 8 green Celtics jersey for first time

Kemba Walker wearing a green Boston Celtics jersey seemed quite unlikely just a few months ago, but it's now the reality for the historic franchise.

The star point guard -- who was officially introduced Wednedesday during a press conference at the Auerbach Center -- looks pretty good in Celtic green, and the proof is in the photos below.

Walker signed a four-year, $141 million max contract with the Celtics in NBA free agency. He will replace Kyrie Irving as Boston's starting point guard, primary scorer and leader.

The UConn product chose to wear No. 8 because many other numbers are retired in Boston and his birthday is May 8. He also talked to former Celtics star Antoine Walker and received his blessing to wear No. 8.

How a phone call from Walker helped lure Kanter to the Celtics>>>

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