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Draymond Green now focusing on crucial stretch after costly tantrum vs. Hornets

Draymond Green, Warriors

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green received backlash for his outburst in Saturday night’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The situation led to Warriors coach Steve Kerr explaining to the media how Green was “out of line” with his reaction. Green was ejected from the game and cost the Warriors the victory.

Green expressed his frustration with himself following the loss but also said he’s ready to move forward and build momentum, especially with a tough five-game schedule ahead, including four matches on the road (via NBC Sports).

“Anytime you lose a couple games, you want to stop the bleeding. So, these next two (games) are very important. In trying to win these two and finish this road trip 2-2, head back home for a game and continue to try and build some momentum.”

After Green’s crucial ejection, the Hornets were awarded two free throws to tie the game at 100. Then with four seconds left in game, Terry Rozier knocked down a corner jumper as time expired to steal the win, 102-100.

Green has been the veteran leader for the Warriors throughout this season. As the team looks to clinch a postseason spot, the presence of the former Defensive Player of the Year has been crucial on both ends of the floor. He is averaging 5.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and a team-high 8.1 assists. Despite his low scoring number, Green’s facilitating has been a focal point in the Warriors’ campaign.

The former Michigan State standout believes the Warriors will find their real fire soon.

“This team is getting better. And, hopefully, that will start to show in the win/loss column.”

Draymond Green and the Warriors look to put the ejection issue past them as they aim their focus in their upcoming games before the NBA All-Star break.