Drafting Sports (USA), .- The power forward Draymond Green, of the Golden State Warriors, who stayed at a triple-double, in the second game of the NBA Finals his team He won at home by 104-109 against the Toronto Raptors, acknowledging that the aggressiveness they put into the game was the key to victory.
“The first game we lost in the inconsistency as happened to us at the beginning of the second, but then we played a lot in the transition, we were more aggressive and that allowed us to have more potential when it came to defending,” Green said. “We knew we did not do things right at the start of the series and everything changed after the second half of tonight’s game.”
Green, who contributed 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, stayed at the gates of his fourth triple-double in a row, noting that the confidence inside the team also helped them win.
“We are used to injuries, losses of important teammates, but at the end of the day we also know all the potential that is inside the team when situations are not the most favorable and that has been what happened to us again in the second game” , valued Green. “Seeing how DeMarcus Cousins responded on the field or Andrew Bogut himself in the few minutes he played is something that makes the win more valuable.”
Green reiterated that the points are always necessary, but the key was in the defense, which this time controlled the players who had been the Raptors’ winning factor in the first match (118-109) as the Cameroonian power forward Pascal Siakam, who disappeared, and the base Kyle Lowry.
“That’s where we knew we could have an advantage, in controlling players who do not show the consistency of the stars as it happens with Kawhi Leonard, who once again overcame the 30-point barrier, but in the end it could not be decisive,” said Green. . “Nothing that he got we gave him away.”
Green said that the fact of returning to his field of Oracle Arena does not change what the NBA Finals are, that the only thing that counts is to get four victories to be a champion.
“We have the opportunity to do things better in our field, but in the end what counts is to achieve the victory and we still have three left before we can talk about continuing to be NBA champions,” added Green. “We have taken an important step, but there is a lot of competition in a competition that everything can change at every moment.” (EFE)