Draymond Green says it won’t matter how Spurs play if Dubs play like they did Game 1
Following a rousing 113-92 over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green proved ultimately confident of his team, so long as it can replicate the high level of play the team showcased on Saturday afternoon.
In light of the 21-point coast-to-coast beatdown, the Spurs are bound to take a more aggressive approach, now that Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason, hoping to steal one on the road before coming back to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4.
“Whether they come out aggressive or not, if we come out with the same force that we came with in Game 1, I don’t think it matters,” said Green nonchalantly. “One thing I’ve always said is that when we’re playing, it’s about us and about what we do. I don’t really focus on what the other team is doing.”
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) April 16, 2018
The Warriors seemed to have regained some of their swagger after finishing out the season 7-10 since losing Stephen Curry to a knee injury.
Golden State benefitted from a lights-out performance by Klay Thompson, who shot 11-of-13, including 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, leading the team with 27 points.
Green didn’t fall far behind, nearly putting a triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds — adding two steals and a blocked shot for good measure.
The Warriors will be tasked with taking better care of the ball after turning the ball over 15 times despite their 32 assists, hoping to keep their defensive intensity against a team with only one legitimate scoring option in its starting lineup.