Kerr is aiming to lead the Warriors to a fourth NBA Championship in five years, and paid tribute to his team's fighting spirit after Wednesday's game by channeling Klopp - whose own team pulled off a remarkable Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
But if you watched the game, you probably yelled: "Looney was unbelievable and there's no way the Warriors would have won without him".
Aron Baynes's Boston Celtics have been knocked out of the NBA Playoffs by the rampaging Milwaukee Bucks while Andrew Bogut's Golden State Warriors had their win over the Houston Rockets tempered by a leg injury for star Kevin Durant. The Houston Rockets had clawed their way back into things to tie the score heading into the final frame on the backbone of 10 points from James Harden in the period.
Still, the injury could be a serious one - something that prevents Durant from playing against the Houston Rockets in the final games of the Western Conference semifinals.
Baynes put his body on the line and repeatedly thwarted Antetokounmpo from launching to the basket. Durant wasn't just leading the Warriors in scoring, but his 35 points per game was the highest playoff scoring average in National Basketball Association history.
So what exactly was the Warriors' mindset following what should have been a discouraging injury after Durant's right calf strain?
Klay Thompson had 27 points and Draymond Green contributed eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, also sank late three-pointers to hold off the Rockets.
It's as yet unclear whether Durant will be available for that game.