記者: Just curious your reaction to news of the Draymond suspension. Were you surprised? And I trust you’re still confident.
咖哩小子:Yeah, we were surprised. You know, it’s an unfortunate situation and him getting caught with LeBron on top of him. I don’t think his intention was to try to hurt anybody. He was protecting himself.
But it’s an unfortunate situation for our team. But, like you said, we’re still confident and we know we have the personnel and the depth to come out and get a win, and that’s all that really matters. It honestly doesn’t matter what we think about what he did or didn’t do. The situation is what it is, and we’ve got to win.
記者: Do you think it’s possible LeBron was baiting him?
咖哩小子: I don’t know. You’d have to ask him.
記者: Have you talked to Draymond about his suspension in Game 5? Was he depressed about that?
咖哩小子:He’s not happy, no. But anybody in that situation, you can’t expect them to be okay with the decision or whatnot. I know he’s going to give us positive energy. He’s going to support us as a team the best way he can, even though he’s not going to be on the floor, and we have to go out and get a win for him.
記者: . The ice pack on your shoulder, is this an injury or is this something —
咖哩小子:I can’t even keep a straight face. Whoever said I was getting shoulder surgery and all that kind of stuff, we’ve got bumps and bruises, but every — we’ll be all right.
記者: Both shoulders?
咖哩小子: No, we’ll be fine.
記者: You’ve only played without Draymond once this season, it was a loss. What do you lose when he’s not there? What do you feel the void is when Draymond’s not on that court?
咖哩小子: I mean, you see every game what he brings, the energy, the defensive presence. He’s a playmaker with the ball in his hands, and he’s a proven All-Star that’s done a lot for our team this year. So we’ll obviously miss his impact and the intangibles that he brings to the game. We’re going to have to have somebody step up and do it by committee to replace that effort.
We’ll figure out the lineups that we need to throw out there. We’ll figure out the plays we need to run and kind of the flow we need to have on the offensive end. Then obviously all five guys on the defensive end have to step up and guard your man and help each other out and play with even more energy than we have so far in this series.
記者: Steve Kerr just mentioned to us the Magic Johnson Game 6 without Kareem. I know it’s been short, but has he mentioned that to you? Do you see something like that possible ging on in the next game?
咖哩小子: Yeah, we’re going to come out aggressive and confident, just like we would if Draymond was playing. We understand what we’re playing for, and that’s all that matters. So we hope to have a great night, take care of the details of the game. Individual guys step up and play pretty special and have special efforts and come out with a win.