Steve Kerr
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Steve Kerr shared his excitement for the play-in tournament of the NBA, where the Warriors will face the Lakers.

Kerr said the play-in tournament is a great idea for the NBA and has increased the level of interest during the final part of the regular season.

“I love it. I think it’s been great for the league. We had really interesting mini battles in the standings. To me, it made the last month of the regular season much more interesting,” coach Kerr said, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports.

The winner of the Warriors – Lakers clash will play the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs. Whoever loses will face the winner of the Grizzlies – Spurs matchup for the eighth place in the West.