Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to media.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to media. JOHN G. MABANGLO

Warriors coach taking nothing for granted in NBA finals

BASKETBALL: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his players weren't getting ahead of themselves ahead of game three of the finals series against Cleveland Thursday morning (AEST).

The Warriors lead 2-0 in the best-of-game series and enter today's clash in Cleveland on the back of a record 14-0 playoff streak.

But after last year when they won a record 73 regular-season games but lost to the Cavaliers in the finals after leading 3-1, Kerr said there would be no complacency as the Warriors sought to be the first team to go through a playoff series unbeaten.

"We want 15-0. That's what we want," Kerr said, his version of taking one win at a time.

"We literally have never once mentioned 16-0.

"To me it's a miracle that it's even a possibility. It's so hard to do."

Kerr said while the team was aware of what happened last year, that was all in the past.

"We're more focused on what happened last year in terms of we were up 2-0 and we came here and the series shifted," Kerr said.

"That's the important lesson, not any historical benchmarks or anything like that. It's definitely not something we're focused on."

The Warriors, who won 113-91 and 132-113 at home over the Cavaliers in games one and two, swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio to reach the finals.

They surpassed the 13-win streaks of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and the 2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers to set the record.

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