The NFL regular season is in the books and the playoffs are right around the corner. Only 12 teams are left standing as they battle to lift the Lombardi Trophy in February. The NFL announced its schedule for the postseason and now we know precisely when the top teams are going to scrap, at least initially.
In the AFC Wild Card round, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the Miami Dolphins, while the Houston Texans will host the Oakland Raiders. On the other side, things were dependent on the Sunday Night Football game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.
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Durant has over-delivered on Adams¡¯ expectations.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr hearkened back to his team¡¯s playoff series against Oklahoma City as an example of how Durant could influence Golden State¡¯s defense.
¡°He¡¯s playing more [power forward] and playing in smaller lineups ¨C Oklahoma City generally stayed pretty big when Kevin was there ¡ª which changes his responsibility,¡± Kerr said in November, according to the San Jose Mercury-News. ¡°We need him in there rebounding, boxing out, covering up the paint and penetration, so it¡¯s a little different vibe for him.¡±
The Warriors have turned from trying to fold Durant into the defensive scheme to relying on him to protect the paint. Golden State is much better defensively with their newfound anchor on the floor.