VIDEO: Draymond Green emotionally dejected after Warriors blow 13-point lead vs. Magic
To say that Draymond Green is frustrated after the Golden State Warriors blew a massive double-digit lead against the Orlando Magic would be an understatement. The veteran forward looked emotionally dejected after the loss, and for a reason.
The Warriors were ahead of the Magic by 13 points with just nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. However, in a rather shocking turn of events, the Dubs allowed Nikola Vucevic and Co. to claw their way back and secure a 124-120 victory for the Magic.
Draymond Green was as down as I've seen him all season after the Warriors let a 13-point lead slip away in the final nine minutes of the game. pic.twitter.com/a1Kx9jDhze
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) February 20, 2021
As Draymond Green noted, the Warriors clearly should have won the game, but they didn’t, which is something not that surprising for a team that has largely struggles for consistency all season long.
While Stephen Curry is playing like an MVP this 2020-21, he just doesn’t have much help. With Klay Thompson out due to injury, Golden State really doesn’t have another legitimate scoring threat that can go hot. Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. are both capable scorers, but it’s clear they are not on the same level as Steph’s Splash brother.
For what it’s worth, Dray hasn’t been putting big numbers offensively as well. While he is contributing in other areas, his offense leaves much to be desired. Against the Magic, Green finished with six points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Curry had 29 points, while Wiggins and Oubre combined for 42 points.
Loses like what the Warriors experienced on Friday should only motivate the team moving forward. They did have some great wins so far, and it’s just a matter of staying consistent as they navigate through the injuries and the league’s COOVID-19 health and safety protocols.