Warriors’ Draymond Green, Stephen Curry explain why they work so well together
If you have watched closely during the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers, you will have noticed that Golden State routinely goes to the same play when they need a bucket.
The Dubs will isolate one side of the floor, and immediately initiate a pick-and-roll with Draymond Green and Stephen Curry. The results have been immaculate for Golden State. Curry has scored at least 36 points in the first three games, while Green is averaging 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, including a triple-double in Game 3 on Saturday night.
Green told Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic that it is easy to thrive alongside Curry because of how their games work in tandem.
“Our skill sets complement each other well and we use each other,” Green said. “We have a chemistry amongst us that’s unlike many we’ve seen, ever in history. We don’t come from similar backgrounds. We’re different in many ways. Where we are the same, though, is we both want to win, we both do whatever to win, we’re both extremely competitive and we’re unselfish. When you add all those things together, those are ingredients for success.”
For his part, Curry was extremely complimentary of Green’s ability to plug holes and do whatever the team needs from him in order to win.
“We understand what each other does really well and what we don’t do well,” Curry said of his partnership with Green. “He’s always got your back. He makes the whole team better. He does a lot of stuff that frees up space for me, and vice versa. He’s the full platter. You get a little bit of everything with him. And he knows he can be himself and we’re not going to get in the way of that. And we can reel him in when he needs to be.”
With both Green and Curry firing on all cylinders, the Warriors are likely heading to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals.