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Steve Kerr obliterates clipboard during timeout

The Golden State Warriors led Game 1 of the NBA Finals by as many as 14 points, but the Cleveland Cavaliers, sparked by a 7-0 run, cut the lead to four early in the third quarter, leading Warriors coach Steve Kerr to take out his frustrations on his whiteboard.

Kerr got heated in a timeout, smashing his fist through the board, sending pieces flying to the floor at Oracle Arena. It's easy to understand why he was angry -- at the time, the Warriors' vaunted Splash Bros. backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had combined for just 12 points midway through the third quarter.

"Destruction tends to ease some of the anger, so I try to take it out on a clipboard instead of a player. It's better that way," Kerr said after the game.

The clipboard smash proved to be a fleeting moment of anguish for the Warriors as they opened up a large lead soon after and took the series opener 104-89.