NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green Pleased With Game 1; Insulted San Antonio Spurs?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 05/16/17 08:43AM EDT
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Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green is pleased with how Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals went. (Photo : YouTube/ Ximo Pierto Official)

Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green was happy with the way they performed in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. However, his comments may be insulting to the San Antonio Spurs who were dominating the game until Zaza Pachulia's controversial foul on Kawhi Leonard. 

In a tweet by Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver, he shared Green's statement about Game 1. The Warriors star called it a "perfect game," something which may not sit well with the Spurs and their fans. 

"You get punched in the mouth but yet you can still get the win. It's a lot tougher in Game 2 when you win easily [by] 20, 30 points and then you usually have a letdown. Now we can come out in Game 2 on edge knowing how good this team is," Green added.

The good thing with Green's previous remark was that he praised San Antonio following its series with the Houston Rockets. He admitted that the Spurs had a harder time in the second round than Golden State since they needed six games to advance. The Warriors, on the other hand, swept the Utah Jazz. 

For San Antonio, it was indeed a perfect game in the first half until the early moments of the third quarter. But after that, it was a disaster for the Spurs who lost momentum when Leonard left. A recap of Game 1 provided by ESPN mentioned that following his exit, the Warriors rallied and went on an 18-0 run. This helped them erase a huge deficit and be the ones in control. 

The Spurs tried to fight back and salvage a contest that many believe they should have won. Unfortunately, when the Warriors took the lead, they never looked back and a crucial floater by Stephen Curry sealed their fate. 



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