Despite the much-needed win, the Warriors' overall performance wasn't great. Stephen Curry proved why he deserves Finals MVP with a stunning 43-point performance. However, players like Draymond Green and Klay Thompson underperformed once again.
“This is a huge test for him, this series,” Kerr said. “From an emotional standpoint. A little bit like OKC back in ’16, a little bit like Memphis early in the playoffs this year. Certain matchups make things tough for him to score inside and run pick-and-roll and that’s OK. It’s just a matter of figuring it out and doing whatever you have to do.”
Green had a tough time putting up points in Game 4, only managing two in 33 minutes. He also had two points in Game 3 and has averaged 4.25 points in the Finals so far.
He told reporters that Kerr never told him he was going to bench him, “nor did he need to.” Green knew he was struggling offensively. “As long as we win the game, whether I’m playing, or Wigs is playing, or Loon is playing, or whoever else is playing…As long as we win, I really don’t care,” he explained.
Green has another chance to redeem himself with Game 5 Monday night.