Steve Kerr calls Damian Lillard's game-winner against Thunder a 'good shot'

Steve Kerr weighed in on Damian Lillard’s game-winning shot against the Thunder on Wednesday.

The Warriors coach called Lillard’s heave a “good shot,” ahead of Golden State’s matchup with the Clippers.

“It’s a good shot for Damian. It’s a good shot for Steph (Curry),” Kerr said. 

“The game is being redefined I think, as we play it. The stuff I’ve seen this last year I didn’t think I’d ever see. People playing on the other side of James Harden and asking him to go to the rim. I’ve never seen that. The 3-point line and the range that players are showing with their 3-point shooting — it’s changing the way that defenses have to think.”

Thunder forward Paul George, who guarded Lillard in the closing seconds of his team’s loss, called the dagger a “bad shot” during the postgame press conference. Kerr actually agrees to some extent.

“I saw that quote from Paul. My first thought was ‘you’re right.’ The step back 38-footer has never been a good shot,” Kerr continued. “But it was for Damian and there are a handful of guys who you actually have to guard on it.”

The Warriors enter Wednesday up 3-1 in their first-round series against the Clippers with a chance to close things out at Oracle Arena. Should they advance, they will face the winner of the Rockets-Jazz series in the second round.