Raptors’ Danny Green says defensive adjustments on him would pose more problems for Warriors
The Toronto Raptors and Danny Green strolled into Oracle Arena and nabbed a two games to one series lead over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night thanks to a consistent team effort. All five Raptors starters scored at least 17 points.
Danny Green has experience firing off myriad triples in the NBA Finals, which he first did as a member of the San Antonio Spurs in those extremely engaging Finals matchups against the Miami Heat in the early 2010s.
Green was red hot on Wednesday. All 10 of his field goal attempts came from beyond the arc, and he hit two extremely difficult attempts with defenders draped all over him, reminiscent of some of the bonkers shots he hit against the Miami Heat a handful of years ago.
According to a recent story by Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the Warriors will be prioritizing Green in Game 4. They will play without Kevin Durant, who remains out with a calf strain. Per Reynolds’ story, even if the team pays more attention to him, “he’s perfectly fine giving up the ball.”
“I’m sure they’re going to do a better job, trying to make us feel them,” Green said in Reynolds’s story. “But you do that, you’ve got to pick your poison. You’ve got to guard me or double-team Kawhi. Stay stuck to me, it’s going to leave open lanes … they’ll have to pick and choose. If we use our pace and move the ball like we know we can, we’ll have open lanes for everybody.”