Steve Kerr Gives Praise to the ‘unsung Guy' of the NBA Finals So Far

During the regular season, Shaun Livingston averaged 5.5 points over 15.9 minutes per contest, while shooting just over 50 percent from the field.

In the playoffs, he's averaging 6.9 points over 17.4 minutes per contest, while shooting over 54 percent from the field.

His NBA Finals performance:

-Game 1 = 10 points, 3 assists, 4-for-4 from the field
-Game 2 = 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5-for-5 from the field
-Game 3 = 8 points, 2 assists, 4-for-5 from the field

"The unsung guy in this series has been Shaun Livingston. He's been brilliant," Steve Kerr said on KNBR 680 on Thursday. "He's bailed us out a few times when we've had foul trouble. And he's kind of taken over the offense and has given us great minutes at both ends.

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"Shaun and Andre -- it's been a really interesting year for both of them. Where they are in their careers -- with their age, with the mileage -- I think they have paced themselves to get to this point. And they've both been fantastic in the playoffs and really picked it up.

"It's really exactly what we needed them to do."

Livingston will turn 33 years old in September.

He's under contract next season at just over $8.3 million.

He reportedly has $2 million guaranteed for 2019-20, and will make just under $7.7 million if the Warriors don't waive him before June 30, 2019.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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