Barry says there’s ‘no way’ Celtics can win 7-game series, if Warriors play their game

Golden State icon drops by ‘Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs’ to talk Boston, LeBron

Karl Buscheck
November 17, 2017 - 1:27 pm

Rick Barry, the Hall of Famer, Finals MVP, NBA champ and Warriors legend, joined “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” on 95.7 The Game on Friday to break down his old club’s loss to the Boston Celtics.

“To expect to think that Klay and Steph are going to go, what 8-for-32 or some ridiculous number like that on a regular basis. It’s just not going to happen,” Barry told Lorenzo Neal, Dan Dibley and Chris Townsend, who was filling in for Joe Fortenbaugh.

“Steph coming off the minor injury that he had, obviously wasn’t the Steph that we’re normally accustomed to seeing,” Barry continued.

The ex-Dub played his respects to the Eastern Conference leaders, but isn't reading too much into the Celtic setback.

“Give credit to Boston. They come after you and play exceptionally tough defense,” Barry said. “But there’s no way that if the Warriors are playing their game on both ends of the court in the seven games series that the Boston Celtics are going to beat them.”

Asked about the Warriors historic rival, LeBron James, and whether the three-time NBA champ is playing too many minutes, Barry scoffed. James is currently topping the league, averaging 38.1 minutes per game.  

“For these guys to talk about how tough it is and how tired and how grueling and demanding it is, I laugh because it’s a travesty,” Barry said. “They have it so easy. It’s unbelievable.”

Check out the full interview with Barry in the podcast below:

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