Warriors’ Steve Kerr has zero issues with Draymond Green’s situation
The Golden State Warriors faced the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night, and while the Sixers didn’t have Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Ben Simmons, it still was a challenging game for the Warriors. One of the biggest hurdles for Draymond Green was competing while in foul trouble. In his first 13 minutes of play, he accumulated four fouls, but there was no panic from Steve Kerr about playing him.
“He’s just smart. He understands how to avoid fouls, how to play with foul trouble. That’s why we always leave him in, pretty much, if he gets three early in the game. We leave him out there because he knows how to play through that. I thought he was great. Loon (Kevon Looney) did a fantastic job, but it’s all about the second-half defense,” Kerr told ClutchPoints.
The Dubs trailed at halftime 61-52, and things didn’t look good for them until the third quarter. Something clicked for the Dubs, and they took over in the third like they often do. Once they get going, they are tough to deal with, and the Sixers learned that lesson first hand.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Dubs won by at least 20 points after trailing by 19-or-more points was in 2017. It was against the San Antonio Spurs when Golden State rallied from 19 down to win by 20. This game had a similar feel to that one.
Draymond Green staying on the floor and not fouling out of the game played a huge role in this victory. He finished with 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists, leading the Warriors to their 16th victory.