Stephen Curry on Draymond Green’s playmaking — ‘It’s like he’s got eight eyeballs’
Draymond Green was a swiss-army knife for the Golden State Warriors in their 110-99 Game 3 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Green was all over the place on Saturday night, rebounding the ball, starting fast breaks, making defensive plays, and providing some play-making for the defending champs.
In the post-game press conference, two-time MVP Stephen Curry lauded Green’s playmaking, saying that it seemed like “he has eight eyeballs.”
"It's like he's got eight eyeballs. He sees everything."
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 19, 2019
Curry, who top-scored for Golden State with 36 points, might be right. Green seemed to see everything in Game 3, from finding the open man, to making the right reads on defense.
The 29 year-old went on a diet late on the season to get into better shape heading into the playoffs. The decision seems to be paying off so far as Green has looked as pry and as dominant as ever on defense.
Green finished Game 3 with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, his third triple-double of the post-season.
It was deja vu for the Warriors in Game 3 as they used another second half surge to steal the game from under the Blazers’ feet – and that was all in part to Draymond’s all-around performance.
Portland led by as much as 18 points in the second quarter, and finished the half with a 13 point lead. But the two-time defending champs made their half time adjustments and put the clamps on the Blazers in the second half, holding them to just 33 points after the intermission.
The Warriors, likewise, found their groove in the second half, scoring 55 points of their own in the final 24 minutes.
Golden State is just one win away from being crowned Western Conference champions for the fifth straight year.