One-step recovery plan appeals to Kerr


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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has vowed they must ‘just try to win one game’ at a time in their quest to save the NBA Finals series against the Toronto Raptors.

The Warriors hopes of a ‘three-peat’ Championship success hang by a thread after they fell 3-1 behind in the best-of-seven series with a 105-92 loss on their home court in Oakland on Friday night.

The Raptors are now on the brink of history, aiming for their first title in the franchise’s 24-season history ahead of game five in Toronto on Monday night.

Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points on Friday as the injury-hit Warriors continued to find the finals hard going, despite the best efforts of the returning Klay Thompson.

The only team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals were the Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the Warriors in 2016, ensuring Kerr and his players are fully aware it can be done.

Kerr has guided his team to three of the past four NBA championships and he says they must break the challenge right down now. The starting point is to keep the show on the road in Toronto on Monday night. “You just try to win one game,” said Kerr.

“Win one game and then move forward. “So that’s our focus now. We’ll fly to Toronto [Saturday] and take a look at the film, see what we can do better and try to win a game. “We have won a lot of games over the years, so we’ll try to win another one.”

Golden State are 5.50 to win the NBA Finals, with Toronto now 1.13 to complete the series win.

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