Steve Kerr credited DeMarcus Cousins with giving the Golden State Warriors a fresh energy during their 11-game win streak.

"No dog days this year. It's been nice. I think he personally got us through what would normally be the tough stretch. Let's face it: We had some tough days earlier in the season, between injuries and some drama and all that stuff. So it doesn't feel like a normal January, February point of the schedule. It feels fresher, and a lot of that has to do with DeMarcus," said Kerr.

Kerr also added that Cousins' presence in the post freed up Draymond Green.

"He's playing as well as I've ever seen him play. The assist-to-turnover ratio is spectacular, kind of unheard of. And it's not just the assist, it's the push, it's the constant pressure he's putting on the defense. And then picking up the ball if nothing's there and moving it on. It's a highly underrated skill in the NBA," said Kerr of Green's recent play.