Steve Kerr says Draymond Green was ‘like a wrecking ball’ in Warriors’ Game 3 win vs. Blazers
Following the game, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that Green was “like a wrecking ball” for them in their 110-99 Game 3 win. He added that this was one of the the best games he has seen his Swiss Army knife forward play, per Ben Golliver.
Warriors' Steve Kerr on Draymond Green in Game 3 win over Blazers: "He was like a wrecking ball, destroying everything in his path. It was one of the best games I've ever seen Draymond play."
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 19, 2019
Draymond Green notched another triple-double, finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and four steals.
The former Defensive Player of the Year was all over the floor for the defending champions. He was aggressive in the first half, pushing tempo on multiple occasions down the court, as the Warriors tried to play catch-up in the first half.
After falling behind by double digits before the intermission for the second straight game, Golden State staged another furious third-quarter comeback.
Green’s continued defensive intensity anchored the Golden State defense in the second half. The top-seeded Warriors put the clamps on the Blazers, holding them to just 33 points after the break.
Golden State went on a 22-6 run in the third quarter and continued to pour it on to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Stephen Curry had another magnificent game with 36 points on 11-of-26 shooting. He also made six 3-pointers on the night. Klay Thompson chipped in 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
The Splash Brothers have been sensational since Kevin Durant went down in Game 5 of their previous series against the Houston Rockets. That said, Draymond Green has been the defensive monster the Warriors needed to keep the ship sailing toward another NBA title. Steve Kerr would not disagree.
Green’s late-season diet that helped him cut down 25 pounds before the playoffs has certainly paid off for the Warriors’ defensive anchor… who is eating in a different sense this postseason.