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Jon Gruden encourages Oakland Raiders to be like Warriors in 2019 NBA Finals

NFL: FEB 28 Scouting Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks to the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on February 28, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Warriors were hit hard by injury in the NBA Finals – to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden wants his team to find inspiration from the neighboring Bay Area squad.

NFL Films:

Gruden:

You watch the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson went down, didn’t he? Durant went down. They still pushed it, man. Everybody’s got to be ready to step up when called on. We need everybody.

The Warriors did compete hard in the Finals despite those injuries. There’s value in appreciating their determination, not just the result.

But does Gruden know Golden State lost?