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Draymond Green: Warriors want NBA record, not rest

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The Golden State Warriors currently find themselves in a bit of a predicament right now. 

On one hand, they just cemented their status as the number one seed in the Western Conference over the San Antonio Spurs and have the opportunity to rest key players and keep them fresh for the playoffs. And on the other, they could still break the Chicago Bulls regular season 72-win record. 

This is proving to be a divisive issue between Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and some of his players.

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With the Warriors set for three games in four nights over the course of the weekend, Kerr is keen to get some of his more important players a bit of much-needed rest.

"We are going to talk about it tomorrow," the head coach said to ESPN. "We've been putting it off for as long as we were able to, which was until we got the 1-seed."

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"Now that we have that, I'm inclined to give some guys some rest if they need it, but I've sort of made a pact with the guys that if they are not banged up and they are not tired and if they want to go for this record or whatever then - so we got to talk."

The players don't seem so eager to ride the pine, however, with Draymond Green stating that this was their chance at history and they didn't want to let it pass them by.

"To get this far and kind of just tank it and say, 'Aw, never mind.' ... Let's face it, we probably will never get to this point again. That's why it's only been done one time. I think most guys in the locker room are all-in, and we'll figure that out this weekend."

"I'm only 26. When I'm 36, I'll be looking to rest more."

We'll have to wait and see what happens. But don't be surprised to see the regular Warriors starting five out on the hardwood for 30-odd minutes a game while there's still a chance at making history.

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Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry

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