Sacramento, CA – Sunday night there was no Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, or Otto Porter Jr. However, the Golden State Warriors did have a player named Draymond Green.
After the Warriors secured a huge victory against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Green immediately turned his attention to Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Steve Kerr explained to the media how Green set the tone for the next game before it even started.
“Last night was a huge win for us,” Kerr told ClutchPoints. “But he recognized the importance of this one first thing he said in the locker room last night was ‘all you young guys, tomorrow’s a huge game and we’re going to need you’ for him to be able to play to help lead them, I thought was an important factor.”
The Warriors beat the Kings 109-90 in Sacramento. They won both games of their back-to-back matchups. The leadership of Green helped get them there.
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He finished the game with 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Not mind-blowing numbers, but if you follow Green, you understand his value is much more than what the stat sheet says.
In two days, the Warriors secured their first postseason birth since 2019, and their first 50 win season since then. Although the team has struggled lately, the organization is back on the good side of things. After a rough two seasons, the Dubs are back competitive.
The postseason is right around the corner, and the Warriors have a chance to put together a quick run before the season ends.