Draymond Green says Dubs still haven’t played best game in series
Fresh off a stealing a game on the road and building what’s proven to be an insurmountable 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the Golden State Warriors have perhaps their toughest game ahead of them — a closeout affair in Game 4 on Friday. And yet, forward Draymond Green has found signs of encouragement through these first three games of the NBA Finals, noting the Warriors have yet to play their best game.
“I don’t think we’ve played our best game together yet,” said a confident Draymond Green. “Which is encouraging, because what better time to do that than tomorrow? It’s very encouraging.”
Draymond says the Warriors still haven’t played their best game together yet pic.twitter.com/e0JKObMpSx
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 7, 2018
The Warriors put up a delightful display during Games 1 and 2, with the All-Star trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant each scoring 20 or more points — an even spray of firepower against a team that is counting on their cornerstone player to keep them afloat.
Yet, some defensive lulls have kept the Warriors from being as dominant as they can be, carving big leads early on, while annihilating any chance a team may have while keeping the proverbial foot on the accelerator.
Golden State is a game away from ticking the only box left to check in the start to becoming a dynasty, having beat Cleveland 4-2 in 2015 and 4-1 in 2017 during the NBA Finals — needing the sweep to establish their dominance as the lone powerhouse of this generation.
Green himself is yet to put together his best yet, falling shy of a triple-double in this series, but with a chance to attain one in closeout game on the road, which much on the line for a team that is not only chasing glory, but history.