Steve Kerr and Steph Curry said that the Golden State Warriors will flip a mental switch and not let the referees get under their skin in the playoffs.
"The biggest thing for us, and it's been a topic of conversation the last month or two, referees are going to ref the way they see it and that can't affect or distract us from what we're trying to do. We're still going to get heated, we're still going to be competitive and we might see some reactions and stuff like that, but at the end of the day we can't let good calls, bad calls, game to game, series to series, affect how we play, our intensity and our focus. So I think you'll see that switch flipped for us," said Curry.
Kerr added that the intensity of the playoffs means that refs will call the game differently than they did in the regular season.
"It wouldn't be possible to officiate the game the exact same way in the playoffs as you do in the regular season. If you did, games would take four hours, there'd be a foul on every play, honestly," said Kerr.
Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant were most recently fined for their behavior during an overtime loss against the Timberwolves.