Watch: Warriors’ Steve Kerr shatters clipboard during Game 1

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Friday June 3rd, 2016

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr lost his cool during the Warriors’ 104–89 Game 1 victory, shattering his clipboard after slamming it with his pen during a timeout.

The moment came after the Cleveland Cavaliers went on a 7–0 run to cut the Warriors lead to four points with 8:03 left in the third quarter.

Golden State looked to be in control heading into halftime, coming out of the locker room with a 52–43 advantage. However, that lead was quickly erased, capped off by the Tristan Thompson layup that led to Kerr calling the timeout.

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“Destruction tends to ease some of the anger,” Kerr said. “I try to take it out on a clipboard instead of a player.”

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers despite Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combining for 20 points, which is their lowest scoring output of the season. Reserve guard Shaun Livingston scored a playoff-career and team-high 20 points for Golden State. 

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Game 2 is Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

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