Former Michigan State star Draymond Green comments on Game 1 NBA Finals performance
Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors lost 120-108 to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. The former Michigan State player released a statement about his performance per Angelina Martin of NBC Sports.
Despite heading into the 4th quarter with a 12-point lead, the Warriors were outscored 40-16 to close out the game. Green finished the game with 4 points, going 2-for-12 from the field, but did have 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Steph Curry was once again the team’s leading scorer, finishing the game with 34 points.
Green said on ‘The Draymond Green Show’ that felt like he let Curry and his team down following his showing in Game 1:
“When I look back at the game, I failed him because I didn’t play well,” Green said. “And when he comes out guns blazing like that, playing the way he’s playing, I have to make sure that I do my part to make sure that ends in a win.”
Even though he knows that he didn’t play his best, he is still confident in his team’s ability to win the series.
“I know I have to play better,” Green said. “But the way Steph Curry got out to that start was very promising. And I think we’ll start to see more of that. And myself and other guys can help and make sure that continues.”
You can watch Green and the Warriors in Game 2 on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC as they look to even up the series.