Kurtenbach: Draymond Green will not let the Warriors go down without a fight

Draymond Green has never been quiet about anything. He always has something to say.

So did you really think he would let the Warriors’ dynasty end quietly?

This man fought his way into the league, and he won’t be leaving without a fight, either.

And there’s plenty of fight left in him yet. (The good, productive kind.)

With Steph Curry gassed and the Warriors’ season teetering on the brink amid the final stretch, Green has done something that few players in this league can actually do:

He’s willed his team to victory.

And it’s been loud, brash, and so, so needed.

There are a lot of guys who can play well enough for their team to win the game. They might even hit the last shot or make a big play down the stretch.

But the class of players that can put a team on their back and take them over the finish line is small.

And there is still no player who can do it the way Green can — by making the little things big.

If you need examples of what I mean, I recommend you watch Green’s last two games.

They’re both part of a nice run for Golden State, which has won five straight games. As of Thursday morning, they have a three-game lead (which is effectively four) over the Houston Rockets for the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference. Barring a historic collapse, this team will play at least one postseason game. They can effectively clinch that berth on Wednesday night in Houston.

But that’s only possible because of Green’s over-my-dead-body play.

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His performance in Sunday’s win over the Spurs was vintage. He filled the box score, but it was all the things that don’t show up in a box score that won the game for the Warriors.

After all, he won the game with a box out against a player a foot taller than him.

Against a young, inexperienced, but unquestionably talented Spurs team, Green won with toughness, determination, and smarts. There’s no doubt San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich will use Green’s game as a case study in his lessons for how to win games in the NBA.

Green anchored the Warriors on both sides of the court. His elite defense turned into quality offense for …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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