Steve Kerr Calls for NBA to Change These Rules Amid Unprecedented Scoring Burst

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr called on the NBA to change defense rules earlier this week, citing the league's historic scoring outbursts.

On Monday night, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid scored 70 points, while Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns set a franchise record with 62.

"I think there are absolute changes [to be made]," Kerr stated on Saturday, according to The Mercury News.

"You will not make changes to the scheme. Where you're going to make modifications is to the existing defensive posture guidelines."

"I wish I could tell you the number of times a player wildly drove into us, ran into us, and I went to the ref and the red used the expression,

'illegal guarding position,'" he added. "The way we interpret the regulations favors the offender

 We modified the understanding of the game, just like we did as a league 20 years ago, in order to open it up. So we could easily go back and give the defense a break."

There will undoubtedly be much debate about how defenders are officiated the rest of the season, but unless something is done about the rules, offensive players will continue to get theirs.

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