Draymond Green says David West’s three, not Stephen Curry’s, was biggest in Game 2
It goes without saying that Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was at the forefront of the team’s success in Game 2. His late stretch from deep helped put the game out of reach en route to a 2-0 series lead.
However, power forward Draymond Green says Curry’s 3-point shooting was not the most demoralizing to the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, it was veteran David West’s 3-pointer that sealed the deal for Golden State:
“David West’s 3 was probably the biggest 3 of the game…Gut-punch. He said ‘Mike Brown’s been telling me to shoot it.’ So shoutout to Mike Brown.” It was West’s first corner 3 of the season.
While West’s 3-pointer pales in comparison to Curry’s record night, there is plenty of truth to Green’s comments. The Warriors’ star is already widely considered the greatest shooter in NBA history and a performance such as Game 2’s is a reminder of why.
Prior to his hot stretch in the fourth quarter, Curry was just 6-of-18 from the field. However, with a little encouragement from his team and some motivation from Cavs center Kendrick Perkins, he finished the game by hitting five of his next eight shots. That said, it was only a matter of time before Curry was going to find his stroke and Cleveland was somewhat prepared for that.
What they did not consider was West finally hitting his first corner three of the 2017-18 NBA season. As a result, it seemed that even Cleveland knew that Game 2 was well out of their grasp.