Draymond Green and Steph Curry high-five during game three of the WCF. Photo by: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images.
May 19, 2019 — Each game there is a different stellar performance from a Warriors star player. Last night it was Draymond Green (20 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists). He was the key component to the Warrior victory in Portland, thanks to his competitive defense and killer offense.
Warriors were down once again by halftime 66-53 and I once again felt like we weren’t in sync with one another and would end up losing. Somehow during the … third quarter … the momentum changed, thanks to Green.
Green had such a fantastic performance offensively and defensively. Without his energy I feel like the Warriors wouldn’t have pulled in the win.
“When Kevin is not on the floor, I know I have to be more aggressive. So whether that’s attacking the basket, putting more pressure on the defense, I understand that.”Draymond Green
The Warriors bench has heard some negative commentary time and time again from the media, and I’m sure they’re sick of it all. Last night they took that negativity and channeled it into a great ball game and a 3-0 lead. Kevon Looney has been killing it in the post season with his rebounding and dunks under the basket. He is great at creating space for himself and taking open shots within his reach.
My favorite thing the NBA is doing now is mic’ing up players and coaches. It helps me feel like I’m on the court with them (one day 😉 ) and included in their dialogue. Like when Jordan Bell missed that dunk, Green told him to brush it off, ‘we all miss shots, no one is perfect.’
The entire team worked together for the Warriors to be 3-0, and it’s unfortunate to say it could be a sweep for Portland. Tomorrow nights game will be a nail-bitter, but the Blazers have the chance to get one win out of the series. It seems like they lose their drive once they gain a lead. I don’t know how the Warriors believe they can win when they play this way.
When the Blazers step up on defense, the Warriors start to take terrible shots and move too quickly with the ball, which results in a turn-over. Forced plays are not always the Warriors strong suit, so if the Blazers cover the shooters hard enough they could stand a chance. #GoWarriors